Anger, Aggression, and Boundaries in Play Therapy

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anger-aggression-boundaries-play-therapy-1024x683.jpgAnger and aggressive behavior are common reasons for referral to play therapy. They are linked to boundary violations and therefore can actually be violent or be confused for violence. 

Cultural differences such as gender and race shape the messages we receive about anger and aggression. For instance, in general, girls are not given the same permission to feel and express anger. Also, depending on race, professionals may some children more negatively than other children for the same aggressive behavior. 

This workshop offers an evidence-based exploration of play therapy interventions to help facilitate healthy expressions of anger. We will also explore our own childhood messages related to anger and aggression that may be getting in the way of seeing the positive intent behind the behavior. We will practice seeing the positive intent and reframing the behavior. We will also look at ways to discuss the relationship between boundaries and anger with clients, caretakers, and families. Finally, the presenter will discuss healthy boundary setting in play therapy. 


Presenter: Emily Keller, Ph.D., LCMHC-S, LPCC, RPT-S™

Date:  October 7, 2022

Time: 9 AM to 12 PM, PST

Registration: $90 (EARLY BIRD: $75 Before Sept. 23 )

Non-Contact CE Hours: 3 (APT; NBCC)  

Audience: Play therapists, school counselors, and other mental health workers working with children

Level: Beginner & Intermediate 

For APT Training: Play Therapy Skills and Methods (2 Hours); Theories/Gestalt (1 Hour)

Learning Objectives:

  • List three play therapy interventions for children presenting with anger/aggression

  • Discuss the benefits of aggressive energy through a Gestalt Play Therapy lens

  • Explain the importance of setting boundaries in play therapy

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October 7th, 2022 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
381 Earhart Way
Livermore, CA 94551-2146
United States
Phone: 2109122805
Event Fee(s)
Registration Fee $90.00

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