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When: Friday, December 4th
10:00 AM
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Online Webinar offering
United States
Christa Butler, LPC, RPT-S
Ericka Nelson

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 12/3/2020

Play & Expressive Therapy Interventions for Enhancing Emotion Regulation

1.5 Credit Hours

Christa Butler, LPC, RPT-S

Registration Costs

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Members Clinical/General $ 25
$ 25

Student/Resident/Retired $ 20
$ 20

Non-Members All Categories
$ 30
$ 30


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Registration will end at 11:59pm on 12/3.

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About the Event:

Description of presentation: 

In treating youth who have experienced trauma, skills for emotion regulation often becomes one of the primary needs of the treatment plan. This training while help play therapist identify play therapy interventions for enhancing emotion regulation.  Emotion regulation skills that incorporate play are fun, engaging, provide mind-body integration, sensory stimulation, and creative expression. The purpose of this training is to learn how to integrate play therapy interventions when treating emotion dysregulation. Play therapist will learn about how play and expressive therapies can effectively improve emotion regulation. This training will review play therapy interventions that are fun and effective for promoting healthy regulation in children. 



  1. Enhance knowledge about the signs and symptoms of emotion dysregulation integrated with the use of play therapy assessment skills. 

  2. Identify at least two play therapy techniques for helping clients expand their affective vocabulary. 

  3. Identify at least two play therapy interventions for teaching children how to regulate their emotions.  

  4. Discuss the importance of co-regulation, and how your regulation is a tool for helping clients. 

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours for attending this event.

About the Presenter:

Christa Butler is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Nationally Certified TF- CBT Therapist. She has ten years of experience and has utilized play and expressive therapy techniques with individuals, families, and groups of all ages.  She is specialized in treating trauma with an integrative play therapy and neurobiology informed approach. Attachment theory also informs her work with youth and their family. She works systemically with her families with the goal of strengthening the parent-child relationship and supporting both the child and parent(s) in the development of skills to improve the overall family dynamics. She has experience working in community-based agencies, outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential treatment facility, private practice and school settings.



  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC: 0701006228) in the state of Virginia. 

  • Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (S2915) – Association for Play Therapy United States

  • Nationally Certified TF-CBT Therapist. 

  • Approved licensure supervisor by the state of Virginia Board of Counseling. 


Canisius College Buffalo, New York

Master of Science: Community Mental Health Counseling, CACREP Accredited May 2012 

Graduated summa cum laude GPA 3.95/4.0

Brenau University Women’s College Gainesville, Georgia

Bachelor of Science: Psychology May 2010

Graduated cum laude GPA 3.6/4.0

NVLPC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6130. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NVLPC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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