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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Saturday, November 8 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
Navigating Attachment, Strengthening Connection Using Play & Drama Therapies

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When attachment is compromised, play and drama therapies can be valuable tools for assisting clients in mobilizing internal resources and finding ways for them to shift their emotional experiences. This half-day experiential workshop will introduce participants to how play therapy and drama therapy, when used in tandem, can be used effectively to work with a client's physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual issues. Discussion will focus on ways play and drama approaches can enhance attunement, engagement, and nurturing, allowing relationships to be perceived anew. 

Eligible for APT continuing education credits


Teresa Dias, MA

Teresa Dias, MA, is a counselor at Eliot Community Human Services, where she sees at-risk children, teens, and their families. She has her master’s in drama therapy from Lesley University. Teresa has spent over 20 years performing in the U.S. and abroad, including the True Story Theatre, a playback theater in Boston, MA. She co-authored a chapter on the integration of play and drama therapy in a book by Malchiodi and Crenshaw entitled... Read More →

Eliana Gil, PhD, ATR, RPT-S, LMFT

Eliana Gil, PhD, ATR, RPT-S, LMFT, is recipient of the Association for Play Therapy's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a registered play therapy supervisor, a registered art therapist, and a licensed marriage, family, child counselor. Eliana is also former president of the Association for Play Therapy and has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment for over 40 years. She is Founder and Partner at Gil Institute for... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY