Upcoming Live Training


Friday August 24th
3 APT Contact Hours & 3 NBCC Credit Hours
Presented by  Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S
Program Description: 

Many of our young clients are referred to treatment due to rapidly shifting states of arousal, affect, thinking, and/or behavior. Knowing how to accurately read these cues and provide appropriate interventions is key to working with these challenges. Adapting to the environment—and the constantly changing needs and demands on the nervous system—requires very complex processing in the brain, which is not always possible. Depending on the neuro-behavioral state of the brain, a child may need an increased or a decreased amount of sensory input.

In this 3-hour workshop, grounded in integrative theories (trauma, neuroscience, attachment), we will explore how trauma affects the development of the brain and body, emphasizing the use of body language and non-verbal cues to understand the "somatic narrative" in treatment rather than relying on verbal communication alone. Participants will learn trauma-informed yoga movements, sensory activities, and embodied play therapy interventions to decrease trauma symptoms, increase resiliency, adopt meaning-making, and build new competencies. You will learn how to use simple, specific, and playful strategies to calm the nervous system in only a minute or two! 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe and recognize at least 3 movement patterns, gestures or non-verbal cues that play therapists and others can view as an indication of a child’s psychological experience.
  2. Learn 6 (or more) embodied play therapy techniques for working with trauma-related symptoms in children and adolescents. 
  3. Define 3 of the key dysregulation symptoms in clients that demonstrate the fight-or-flight response.
  4. Discover 6 (or more) integrative play therapy strategies to improve affect regulation and foster resilience in children with complex trauma.
12:30-1:00pm Doors Open 
1:00-4:00 Instructional Time
& Q&A
4:00-4:15 Evaluations and Certificates

Registration Fee: $40

Includes 3 APT contact hours & 3 NBCC Credit Hours

No partial CE credit is available

Attendees must be present the entire duration of the training

Seats cannot be held without payment

Space is limited--Early registration is recommended!

Cancellations received greater than 7 days from training date are fully refundable.

No refunds less than 7 days from training date.


Play Therapy Center of Hawaii

 315 Uluniu St # 207

Kailua, HI 96734

For directions (808) 261-0066

For Registration Information 850-529-8057


Presenter Information:

Dr. Lefebre is coming in for the Spartan Race from Connecticut but clearing some time to share her expertise with us!  Please share your Aloha Spirit and welcome her to the island for this one of a kind training opportunity!

Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S is a licensed psychologist and Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, and has received specialized training in Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART), Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY), Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Theraplay, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT-A). She is working towards becoming an EMDRIA-approved consultant, and is an EMDR (Level II) clinician. Additionally, she is an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant.

Dr. Lefebre’s clinical and research interests center on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. She has experience working with young children (0-5), adult survivors of severe childhood abuse and neglect, and combat veterans with PTSD. She has worked in residential treatment, psychiatric inpatient and community mental health settings, and schools, and has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She has provided trainings around the country integrating play therapy and evidence-based trauma practices.

Hosted By:

Jen Taylor, LCSW, RPT-S

Jennifer Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (HI 4212 | TN 6000 | FL 8963) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.  Jennifer is TF-CBT certified and Level 1 EMDR trained. She has taught graduate level play therapy courses at the University of West Florida and The University of Memphis.  In addition, Jennifer has presented at national conferences. She provides play therapy services to children and families and play therapy supervision to mental health professionals.  She is the founder and host of the Play Therapy Summit.


Information on Credits


Jennifer Taylor is committed to providing quality in-person and online training opportunities for mental health professionals. 

Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services is an Approved Provider (12-331) for the Association for Play Therapy.  Play Therapy credits, when available, are clearly listed for each course. Play therapy credits available for mental health professionals. 

Approved Provider Seals

Jennifer Taylor has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6928. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Jennifer Taylor is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs

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