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Courses by Heather Fairlee Denbrough, LCSW, RPT-S, CSPT-S

Heather Fairlee Denbrough shares The Playful Integration approach to Sand Tray with Parents. Join Heather for a conversation about the ways that she co-creates pure magic with parents in her practice - the slow, transformative kind of magic that leaves a pearlescent watermark on the family’s life that changes things for the better. Do you want a totally different way to work with parents? Heather’s approach is slow, intentional, creative, and makes space for great vulnerability and change. Give yourself the gift of feeling confident using sand tray to enhance parent work.

Category: Working with Parents

2 Lessons

Developing stress management skills in young children is research-proven to reduce later suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts in the adolescent years. This is the power of early intervention at its best. Heather takes you through the steps that she uses to increase a child’s ability to manage stress in a healthy way and how to reinforce that vital skill in the playroom.

Category: Play Therapy

2 Lessons

Come learn about Young Children & Suicidal Ideation in the Playroom. This workshop is especially for play therapists and addresses what to look for in the playroom, how to assess risk with children, working with parents of children who experience suicidal ideation, and a robust overview of prevention/crisis planning. You'll also get my handout on Prevention Plan Strategies for Young Children.

Category: Play Therapy

2 Lessons

This Case Study Bundle has three rich case studies (not referencing actual clients) with enough information to get your curiosity and creativity flowing about play therapy approaches. These case studies include a detailed set of questions that can be used to formulate a diagnostic impression, generate practice for treatment planning and deciding on interventions and approaches, and to invite the therapist to tap into their own intuition and find a sense of direction at the beginning of therapy. Great for use with supervisees, new therapists, students, or for self-practice.

Category: Play Therapy

1 Lessons

This wildly popular set of 12 handouts is designed to boost your confidence and competence as a play therapist. Handouts include tons of examples that you can use in your own practice, and cover treatment planning, progress notes, medical necessity, concurrent documentation, and more! This packet is a labor of love.

Category: Play Therapy

1 Lessons

Do you want a new way to bring mindfulness into play therapy sessions or even on walks with your own children? Heather created the Mindful Garden Card Deck based on her own wonderful experiences with children in the therapy garden. Come and explore the outside with these beautifully and simply written prompts for mindfulness in nature. You’ll get a PDF Print download of 18 beautiful printable cards, plus instructions.

Category: Play Therapy

1 Lessons

This well-loved training event presented by by Instructor Heather Fairlee Denbrough, LICSW, RPT-S, SPT-S of Playful Integrations was recorded and now available for your learning enrichment wherever you are. Come and learn how to help parents understand their child's nervous system!

Category: Working with Parents

2 Lessons

This Playful Integration workshop is especially for child therapists providing play therapy, addressing how to identify, understand and work with hyper arousal in the playroom. Hyper arousal is our fight or flight sympathetic nervous system response that serves to mobilize us when we perceive a threat or a challenge so that we can keep ourselves safe.

Category: Play Therapy

2 Lessons

Part of the Playful Integration Relational Magic Series, join Heather FD for Weaving Relationships in the Playroom with Parents. This one is especially for anyone who’s working on involving parents more, having family therapy sessions, or if you feel like you could be having stronger relationships with parents but aren’t sure how to make that happen. Let Heather walk you through her approach to weaving parents into and all through the play therapy process from start to finish.

Category: Working with Parents

2 Lessons

Part of the Relational Magic Series, join Heather FD for Deepening the Magic in the Sand Tray with Parents. You'll learn the ways that Heather uses the sand tray to focus on relationships and relational magic, including: how to engage parents and help them get comfortable with using the sand tray in parent sessions, relational SIFTing, sand tray prompts, glimmers in the sand, and more. Come deepen your own practice with parents in the sand.

Category: Working with Parents

2 Lessons

Creating the Magical Container is Heather FD’s offering on how exactly she makes incredibly deep connections with parents and caregivers. You’ll get the bullet points to her approach to working with parents, a look at the neuroscience involved, as well as seasonal interventions designed to create and deepen the container for parents to find felt safety and fully engage in the change-making process with their children. It’s neuroscience and relational magic all rolled into one, complete with experientials and answers to your questions.

Category: Working with Parents

2 Lessons

From Playful Integration’s Relational Magic in the Playroom Series - Mirror Magic: Projective Imagery & the Felt Sense. This is a workshop with lots of experientials focused on helping you hone your reflective and interoceptive awareness. Heather offers interventions that help us hone that part of ourselves deep inside our bodies that tells us “what’s up” in the playroom. How do we get really good at feeling the signals our nervous system is giving us? Come explore your somatic knowing with Heather FD. You'll learn about mirror neurons, the nervous system, projective processes, the Shadow self in the playroom, and more.

Category: Working with Parents

2 Lessons

If you feel like you’re sometimes not sure how to talk to parents about attachment issues, come learn with Heather Fairlee Denbrough provide her best tips and strategies for having conversations with parents about attachment that go beyond surface level and really serve to make deep change for kids and families. You'll also get the Playful Integration resource list on Teaching Parents About Attachment.

Category: Working with Parents

2 Lessons

Do you find yourself stumbling in conversations with parents, find it difficult to give feedback or share your observations, or generally have a sense of unease when working directly with parents?

Category: Working with Parents

2 Lessons

Are you uncertain of how, when, and why to do family work in play therapy? Let’s talk about involving family members because outcomes are better for children when their families are involved in therapy! Join Heather FD for another Playful Integration workshop: The Whys & Hows of Family Therapy for Play Therapists. Heather FD gives you all her tips for family play sessions that help kids and their parents make progress and heal. You'll also get the Playful Integration resource list on Working with Parents in Play Therapy.

Category: Special Topics

2 Lessons

Do you have difficulty helping parents lean into the play therapy process? This is Heather’s dynamic workshop on Helping Parents Attune in Play Therapy. You asked for it and here it is, by popular vote! This practical 1 hour workshop will give you all Heather’s best tips, tools, and interventions to support you in the sometimes challenging work of helping parents develop and hone their ability to attune to their children.

Category: Working with Parents

2 Lessons

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About Heather Fairlee Denbrough, LCSW, RPT-S, CSPT-S

Heather is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Certified Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor. She has worked in community mental health for 12 years. Heather’s specialty areas are: children ages 2-9 years, early childhood trauma, attachment, parent-child relational issues, and parent training/coaching/inner work. Heather also practices reflective play supervision and loves case consultation. Heather has created and led trainings for therapists on topics such as: Introduction to the Nervous System, Young Children & Suicidal Ideation in the Playroom, Authenticity in Parent Work/ Supporting Parent Shadow Work, Working with Families of Faith, Unusual Presentations of PTSD in Young Children, and more. Heather also provides playful spiritual support to play and expressive arts therapists.

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