Unbreakable Bond: Using Play Therapy to Increase Positive Attachment with Children and Youth

Presented by: Aseye Allah, LCSW, RPT

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
9:00am to 11:00am
(two contact hours)

The Guidance Center, 2nd Floor Training Room
1301 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813



Cost: $30 



TGC Staff, trainees and Interns: Free 



This workshop demonstrates how play therapy can be used to enhance the relationship between our clients and their caregivers. This workshop looks at the importance of the initial caregiver relationship and how it effects a person from birth and into adulthood. This workshop will provide therapist with tools and play interventions to address foundations in parenting and increasing awareness and positive attachment. This is an instructional and hands on training that will help play therapist use interactive tools that use touch, sensory stimulation, and play to increase connection and attachment skills. This workshop will provide play therapist with information pertaining to the different attachment styles, the effects of different attachment styles and how attachment effects one’s ability to functioning in life. This workshop will look at different techniques in play; directive, nondirective, and attachment work. The focus will be on the dyad and the importance of parent’s role in play. Workshop will review how therapist can best support and model for the caregiver.


  1. List three ways that attachment styles contribute to social and emotional health. 
  2. Use three play therapy techniques focused on rebuilding the caregiver and child relationship. 
  3. Demonstrate to parents/caregivers three parenting interventions to address client symptoms in the home setting. 
  4. Identify three attachment exercises that provide client with positive interactions that address client basic needs. 


Licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and registered play therapists who want to developed advanced skills in attachment based play therapy interventions with parents and children. Unlicensed and trainees are also welcome to attend though program content will be at the postdoctoral/post-licensure level. 


Aseye Allah, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist who has been working with underserved populations for nearly a decade. Ms. Allah works specifically with children, youth and families that have experienced trauma and are experiences emotional, social or mental health impairments. She specializes in work with children and caregivers from birth to 5 years old.  Ms. Allah is certified in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused CBT, and the Managing and Adapting Practice and is also a trainer/adherence rater for Seeking Safety.  She is past president of the California Association for Play Therapy and provides lectures and trainings about play therapy throughout the state and social work programs.


Contact Dawn Vo-Jutabha, PhD at djutabha@tgclb.org for further information regarding objectives, target audience, conflicts, or the refund/cancellation policy.

The Guidance Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Guidance Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts programs offered by approved APA sponsors of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers. The Guidance Center is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to sponsor continuing education for registered play therapists. APT Approved Provider # 14-393.