Annual Fall Play Therapy Conference

November 4, 2016

The NW Center for Play Therapy Studies is pleased sponsor its annual Play Therapy Fall Conference on Friday, November 4, 2016. For further information or a conference brochure, contact us at 503-554-6104 or email

Taming the Trauma: Using Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy With Traumatized Children

Friday, November 4, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Paris Goodyear-Brown

Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy (FSPT) is a developmentally sensitive trauma model that translates evidence informed trauma interventions into fun, playful, and clinically sound play-based interventions. The FSPT model shows how to develop a bedrock of safety and nurture through the play environment that mitigates the family’s approach to hard content. Treatment goals will target enhancing safety and security, assessing and augmenting coping, soothing the physiology, creating trauma narratives through play and other expressive arts, and addressing cognitive distortions. Clinicians will leave with a better understanding of how to weave directive and non-directive approaches together while practically expanding their toolkits by dozens of interventions.

Kevin O'Connor

Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S is a the founder and director of Nurture House, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20 years of experience in treating families in need. While she specializes in treating trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect) and attachment disturbances, she often provides help for anxious, angry or depressed children and teens.

A child development expert, she frequently provides parent consultation, dyadic assessment and parent coaching to help parents manage and resolve their children’s behavior problems. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, and has an international reputation as a dynamic speaker and innovative clinician. She provides play therapy and licensure supervision and consults with various school districts, agencies and mental health organizations to help develop play therapy programs and create more developmentally sensitive programming.

With trainings in Morocco, Australia, England, and Sweden, as well as frequent domestic presentations, she is best known for developing clinically sound, played-based interventions that are used to treat a variety of childhood problems. She has received the APT award for Play Therapy Promotion and Education. She is the author of multiple books, chapters and articles related to child therapy. Her newest books include Tackling Touchy Subjects, the Handbook of Child Sexual AbuseIdentification, Assessment, and TreatmentPlay Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach and The Worry Wars: An Anxiety Workbook for Kids and their Helpful Adults.

Continuing Education

George Fox University's NW Center for Play Therapy Studies will offer 6.0 contact hours of Continuing Education (CE) for each workshop day. The following approvals are available:

  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Association for Play Therapy (APT provider #03-124)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

George Fox University/NW Center for Play Therapy Studies has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4447. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. George Fox University/NW Center for Play Therapy Studies is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. George Fox University/NW Center for Play Therapy Studies is an APT Approved Provider [#03-134] and retains sole and ultimate responsibility for the quality, conduct of, and record-keeping for such programs. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers [Approval # 88-6411347] for six (6) continuing education contact hours.


The fee is $139 per day for each workshop, with a student discount rate of $99 per day. Registration is available online.

Conference accommodation information will be sent with registration confirmation.

For further information, contact us at 503-554-6104 or email