Play Therapy with Traumatized Children and Adolescents

Fri, Apr 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 03:15 PM

Sharolyn Wallace, Ph.D., LCSW



Children and adolescents who experience trauma often present with emotional dysregulation, poor coping skills, and challenging behavioral problems. Research supports the effectiveness of play therapy with children experiencing a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems, including: children whose problems are related to life stressors, such as divorce, death, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, assimilate stressful experiences, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disaster. This workshop will include experiential play therapy techniques to address trauma issues experienced by children and adolescents.

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will learn 3 key components of trauma addressed through play therapy;
  2. Participants will be made aware of key Evidenced-Based Play Therapy Modalities; 
  3. Participants will learn how play therapy techniques are utilized in 3 different theoretical modalities; 
  4. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the therapeutic value of play therapy; and,
  5. Participants will participant in at least 2 experiential play therapy activities

3 CEUS:  Ph.D., LPC, LADC, CADC, LCSW, LMFT and Case Management and Nursing certificate of participation.   Pre-registration is required.

About the Presenter

Sharolyn Wallace, Ph.D., LCSW

Sharolyn Wallace, PhD. LCSW, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor has been the Professor of Human Services at Tulsa Community College for over 20 years. She is also the director for TCC’s Center for Addiction Prevention and Recovery Support. Dr. Wallace received the 2014 C.V. Ramana award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mental Health of Oklahoma’s Children and the 2016 NASW-OK Social Worker of the Year. She is the Past-President for NASW-OK. Dr. Wallace is a Board Member and 2017-2018 Chair for the Association for Play Therapy, OKAPT Director of Continuing Education. and former Region X Board Member National Association for Social Workers. Dr. Wallace has been in private practice for over twenty years specializing in child sexual abuse and trauma. Dr. Wallace led a team of mental health workers providing crisis intervention and play therapy in Sri Lanka one month after the Tsunami. She has also provided crisis relief work in Alaska, New York, Miami, San Francisco, and Scotland, and two separate tours of duty in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Wallace has published articles on play therapy and relapse prevention with child welfare families. She is the author of a series of children’s books, “The Adventures of Bruce, Ben & Gerry.”

Friday, April 27, 2018
11:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. This training session includes a lunch.

Construction in the area has added some parking challenges.  A map will be provided to all registered participants, but please plan for parking and a walk of up to a block.  

Registration Information


Registration closes April 23 or when available seats have been filled. Seating is limited.
Refunds not available after April 23.
For more information, or if you require any special accommodation, please call 918-588-8826

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Event Location

Parkside Outpatient Clinic, second floor,
1620 E. 12th St., 74120 Tulsa