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In recent years, numerous advancements have been made in the treatment of children with attachment disorders. The limitations of the DSM-IV TR in the diagnosis of attachment disorders are well known in the research and treatment community. This course will cover research-based signs and symptoms of attachment disorders in order to facilitate the participants' ability to conceptualize their cases. The close link between PTSD and disrupted attachment will be addressed. Uses of play therapy in treating these children and their families will be explored. A critical evaluation of the major schools of therapy for this population will be examined.

Other Credits: BBS (MFT & LCSW), APT: 7 CE Hrs.

Note: Applies toward the Certificate in Play Therapy. While the Department of Psychiatry is aware of the research on the efficacy of play therapy*, it cannot specifically endorse each play therapy intervention included in each class in the play therapy certificate program. * http://www.a4pt.org/?page=Research

Course Number: PSY-40322
Credit: 0.50 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Play Therapy