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Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S

Guest Speaker

Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Buffalo, New York. Her specialties include attachment and child and adolescent trauma. She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer, a faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute, and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and approved provider of play therapy education. Beckley-Forest gives trainings and consultation locally and internationally. Her primary interest is in the intersection of play therapy and EMDR, including as co-editor of EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach (2020) and co-founder of Playful EMDR.


Session T3: Getting Creative with EMDR & Dissociation for Children and Teens

Presented by Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S in Advanced, Intermediate at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 18th.

How do we help children and teens make sense of the internal fragmentation of dissociation? This session will focus on using playful, creative, and somatic strategies to support a titrated approach to EMDR preparation and processing phases for these young people. Interventions that borrow play therapy modalities such as fantasy, puppets, sand tray, and expressive…