Balancing on the Head of a Pin: Play Therapy for Anxiety, Anger, and Other Forms of Dysregulation 

August 2 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm

In this training with Paris Goodyear-Brown, participants will explore the physiological confusion that often results with dysregulated children and teens as their stress response systems work to keep up with the pressures of our world.

Participants will learn techniques to help children articulate their anxiety provoking situations; establish emotional granularity, and soothe the physiology. Playful tools for designing and tracking gradual exposures will be covered.

Specific Play Therapy techniques will be augmented by detailed case examples, video clips, and experiential learning.

Presenter: Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S  – click here for bio.

Learning Objectives: 

1. List the three structures of the triune brain.

2. Explain the role of early attachment relationships in the evolution of a child’s self-regulation.

3. Articulate five play therapy interventions aimed at soothing the physiology.

4. List five play therapy interventions aimed at helping clients rehearse impulse control and/or anger management skills.

5. List three metaphors that can be used to describe how anxiety grows and how it can be reduced.

6. List six co-regulation strategies codified in the acronym SOOTHE.

7. List three play therapy tools for tracking exposure/response prevention trials.

Cost: $180 LIVE: This will be a LIVE, in-person workshop. Participants must attend the entire presentation and will be awarded LIVE CONTACT APT CE’s upon successful completion of a post test. Approved by APT for 6 LIVE CONTACT APT CE Hours & Florida Psychologist, LMHC, LMFT & LCSW CEU’s.

Discounts are also available for groups of 10+ people!

Student discounts available! Please email to with your name, school, and request for a 30% student discount code.

Workshop Agenda

  • 9:00am-10:30am Introduction to the balancing on the head of a pin: play therapy for anxiety, anger and other forms of dysregulation
  • 10:30am-10:45am break
  • 10:45am-12:00pm Introduction to the triune brain and role of early attachment relationships
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm Play therapy activities to soothe the physiology and impulse control and/or anger management skills
  • 2:00pm-2:15pm break
  • 2:15pm-4:00pm 6 co-regulation strategies (SOOTHE) and play therapy interventions to track exposure/response prevention trials
  • 4:30pm Goodbyes
6000 N Flagler Dr
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 United States
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Workshop Cancellation and Refund Policy 

  • All cancellations must be made at least 10 days prior to the scheduled workshop. Registered participants who provide proper notice (10 days or more) will be credited, minus a 25% workshop fee. For registered participants who cancel less than 10 days prior to the workshops, credit towards a future workshop will be provided. This credit must be used within 1 year of the original workshop date (no cash refunds). The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place in the workshop (in which they are registered) at any time at no charge.
  • You may cancel by emailing 
  • No shows or missed workshops will not receive a refund or credit.

Center for Child Counseling is approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Provider #50-11511. 

Center for Child Counseling is an approved provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education through the Association for Play Therapy, which has developed policies, standards, and the credentialing for the practice of Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider #09-263.

*Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

Center for Child Counseling is approved through the Florida Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Providers #50-11511.

Resiliency Building: A Guide for Educators

Online, On-Demand Workshop

Resilience is the ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from difficult life events. Resilience is about thriving – and not just surviving. 

“How parents and teachers talk tells a child how they feel about him. Their statements affect his self-esteem and self-worth. To a large extent, their language determines his destiny.”

This training is recommended to all educators and it’s 15 minutes long.

In this FREE Online Workshop, you will learn about:

  • Gaining an understanding of resilience
  • How to aid and support youth in identifying, building and maintaining resilience
  • Tools to increase relationships 

Fostering Social-Emotional Learning in Elementary-Aged Children

Online, On-Demand Workshop

Social and emotional development affects every aspect of a child’s life. 

Children are born with the need and desire to connect with those around them. When parents, caregivers and teachers establish and model positive relationships with children during their early years of life, children feel safe and secure, laying the foundation for healthy social and emotional development. This process affects how children experience the world, express themselves, manage their emotions, and establish positive relationships with others.

In this FREE Online Workshop, you will learn about:

  • Understanding Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • The Importance of SEL  
  • Social and Emotional Developmental Milestones for grades K-5
  • Strategies to help your child develop social and emotional skills

How to Change your Stress to Strength 

Online, On-Demand Workshop

Everyone experiences stress. Our bodies are meant to feel stress and to react to it. 

Most people experience stress on a daily basis. Stress keeps us alert and ready to avoid danger. Stress results from things that impact upon us in the normal course of life. But what happens when our stress does not go away? Your body is only meant to handle stress in small bursts. Chronic stress can lead to serious problems, lowering your immune system and interfering with the proper functioning of your body’s systems. 

This webinar consists of two modules: 1. Definition, Impact and Symptoms of Stress and 2. Dealing with Stress: Self-Regulation and Coping Skills. Each module is 20 mins. 

In this FREE Online Workshop, you will learn about:

  • What is Stress and Stress Response Levels
  • Impact of Stress
  • Symptoms of Stress
  • Self-Care and Self-Regulation Skills 
  • How to Cope with Stress

How to Manage Sibling Rivalry

Online, On-Demand Workshop

If you have more than one child, chances are good to excellent that you’ve had to referee sibling fighting and rivalry.

Even the best sibling relationships can have their moments of conflict and friction. Sibling bickering can be very challenging and stressful for parents and caregivers to manage.  

In this FREE Online Workshop, you will learn about:

  • Parenting Overview and Parenting Styles
  • Factors that Influence Sibling Rivalry
  • Main Causes of Sibling Rivalry
  • Strategies to Manage Sibling Rivalry
  • What to Do When Fighting Starts
  • Helping Siblings Get Along
  • Strategies for Conflict Resolution
  • About Sibling Rivalry

Achieving Success with Teenagers: A Guide to Effectively Parenting Teens

Online, On-Demand Workshop

If you have a teenager, you’ve probably already discovered that adolescence provides new challenges as you face family conflicts.

Surviving (your child’s) adolescence can be difficult. Join us today to learn new ways to understand your teen, and to communicate with them effectively. 

This training is recommended to all parents of teens and it’s 15 minutes long.

In this FREE Online Workshop, you will learn about:

  • Understand teen development
  • Learn effective communication styles with your teen
  • Provide a positive environment that allows for your teen to grow and develop

How to Use Positive Parenting and Discipline Strategies with Your Child 

Online, On-Demand Workshop

Parenting elementary-aged children can be challenging – and we are here to help. 

If you would like to learn some new, empirically tested parenting strategies to help you develop positive parenting and communication skills – register today! 

This training is recommended to all parents of children ages 6-11 and it’s 40 minutes long.

In this FREE Online Workshop, you will learn about:

  • Positive Parenting and Communication
  • Different Discipline Strategies (such as encouragement, active ignoring, and time out)
  • Behavior Management Strategies (such as sticker chart, weekly point chart, and color chart)

Feelings & Coping Curriculum 

Online, On-Demand Workshop

A FREE ‘Caregiver + Kid’ Workshop

This online training is designed to help teachers, parents, and caregivers of children aged 0 – 8. You should plan to attend along with your child.

Children deal with many of the same feelings as adults. However, young children usually don’t have the vocabulary to describe or talk about their feelings.

The ability to cope is not something we’re born with. Coping involves a set of emotional and practical skills our children learn through both observation and direct teaching. Without healthy coping skills, children are likely to “act out”. Children who don’t know how to deal with their feelings are also more likely to turn to unhealthy coping strategies as they grow older. A child who learns how to cope when young will gain strength and confidence as he/she matures. 

This Online Workshop consists of 6 Lessons. Each lesson is +/-15 minutes. 

Your child will be able to:

  • Identify and talk about feeling
  • Communicate effectively about feelings without using negative behaviors
  • Develop and practice coping skills 

How to Help my Child Listen

Online, On-Demand Workshop

Parenting can be challenging at times. At one point or another, all parents experience defiance regardless of their child’s age.

If you are trying to teach your child to follow directions, this online workshop is for you!

In this Online Workshop you will learn about:

  • The Importance of the Relationship
  • Encouragement vs Praise
  • Reflective Listening
  • ACT Model (an effective way of addressing challenging behaviors)
  • Choices

Language Preference: This workshop is offered in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole


How to Structure your Child’s Day for Success

Online, On-Demand Workshop

Routine brings comfort and consistency to a child’s life. If you are trying to set a routine at home, join us in this online workshop! This free, parenting workshop is available in three languages.

In this Online Workshop you will learn about:

  • The Importance of Play
  • Routine and Structure
  • The Importance of Routine
  • How to Set a Routine
  • Flexbility
  • Choices

Language Preference: This workshop is offered in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole


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