March 15, 2019 (8:30am-4:00pm) 

Play Therapy Techniques for Treating Trauma

Teresa Berting, LPCC-S

Location: Waybridge Training Center

10945 Reed Hartman Hwy, Suite 302

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242


This training describes trauma and how to move through the counseling process using play therapy.  This training also will give the participants specific play therapy techniques to use throughout the treatment process.  Participants completing this training should be able to:


  1. To be able to list several play therapy techniques to use in the assessment process with sexually reactive children.

  2. Describe trauma in the brain and the developmental model

  3. To be able to list 3-5 play therapy interventions to be used during the treatment of children who present with trauma.



8:30-10:00              What is trauma, why choose play therapy? 


10:00 – 10:15          Break


10:15-12:00            Trauma/ attachment and the brain


12:00 – 1:00           Lunch


1:00 – 2:30             Techniques for treatment of children  


2:30 – 2:45             Break


2:45 – 4:00             Techniques for other populations


Teresa is an independently licensed counselor in the state of OH and KY. She is  certified as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and a Certified Autism Specialist. She has worked with children and their families since 2001. She has been the president of the Ohio Association for Play Therapy, as well as the Communications Director of the Ohio Association for Play Therapy. She is a graduate of the Play Therapy Association’s Leadership Academy. She is also a graduate of Xavier University’s Agency and Community Counseling program.

She has authored an article in the Play Therapy Magazine on directive vs. nondirective play therapy and often trains other therapists in play therapy as well as supervises counseling interns and therapists.

In addition to training therapists in various stages of their career, Teresa specializes in play therapy, working with children between 2 to 12 years, adolescents between 12 and 18 years who have experienced trauma, attachment issues, and dissociation, as well as children and teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Professional Registration: $155.00

Lunch Selection (Choose One)

[   ] Bacon Turkey Bravo (Oven-roasted turkey breast raised without antibiotics, applewood-smoked bacon, smoked Gouda, lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes, signature sauce, salt and pepper on Tomato Basil)


[   ] Napa Almond Chicken Salad (Chicken tossed with diced celery, seedless grapes, toasted almonds and special dressing, served with lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes, salt and pepper on Sesame Semolina)


[   ] Mediterranean Veggie (Zesty sweet Peppadew piquant peppers, feta, cucumbers, lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes, red onions, cilantro jalapeño hummus, salt and pepper on Tomato Basil)

Continuing Education:

6 CEUs will be offered for Ohio counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapist

Methods  of Registration:

Mail in Registration for payment using check: $155.00    Download Registration Form Here

Online Registration for credit card payments:

$155.00 + $5.77  Square processing fee= $160.77.

Credit Card Registration:

(Square Processing Fee will Apply)

Teresa Berting, LPCC


the program is full