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Mon, Aug 12



LIVE WEBINAR: How Trauma Impacts the School & Classroom: Putting the Pieces Together with Play Therapy

LIVE WEBINAR: How Trauma Impacts the School & Classroom: Putting the Pieces Together with Play Therapy
LIVE WEBINAR: How Trauma Impacts the School & Classroom: Putting the Pieces Together with Play Therapy

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM CDT


About the event

[6 NBCC Credit Hours *WITH PURCHASE OF "TRAINING WITH CREDIT" TICKET*]  - The *WITH CREDIT* ticket option is for practicing counseling clinicians that need yearly credit hours. If you are an educator or administrator who simply needs a certificate of attendance, you are welcome to choose the "ONLY TRAINING" option. We will have a certificate of attendance for all who registered!

CE Credit will not be awarded to those who are not mental health professionals. Completed evaluation will be required for credit for all participants.


The impact of trauma is displayed by children in different ways. In some cases the evidence is outward behavior in other cases it is turned inward. This training is designed for teachers and school based counselors who work with children of all ages. However, anyone who works with children will benefit from the training and is invited to attend. The content will focus on the identification of trauma and trauma responses. Participants will gain hands-on experiences of how to implement strategies in the school and classroom to work with students who have experienced trauma or traumatic experiences.


 Kay Pantier, MSE, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, has 16 years of practice as a licensed counselor working with children and families. She has a Master’s degree in education from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master’s degree in counseling and marriage and family therapy from John Brown University. Kay specializes in working with complex trauma and attachment. She additionally has 25 years as an educator in public schools where she was a teacher and administrator. Kay is a counselor, trainer and supervisor. She has a diversity of training in EMDR, Level 1 Theraplay, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Emotion Focused Therapy. She utilizes a foundation of attachment theory and neurosciences in the healing process. Sandtray therapy is an integral part of her counseling and training. Kay is a member of the Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas Mental Health Professionals, The World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals and The Association for Play Therapy. She previously served as an adjunct professor for John Brown University in the graduate counseling program where she taught play therapy classes.

Due to the presenter's credentials, this training will be conducted under the ACA code of ethics, the AAMFT code of ethics and the APT Best Practices.


1. Define trauma and types of trauma to facilitate communication

2. Names to know in the trauma field

3. Recognize the impact of trauma in the classroom and school setting

4. Identify strategies that can mitigate the impact of trauma, improve learning, foster emotional wellness, enhance social relationships, increase personal strengths and facilitate communication

5. Learn CPR 2 - the essentials of Trauma Informed Care

6. Identify ways to improve school climate and student achievement, foster emotional wellness and enhance social relationships using play therapy

7. Self-care techniques for students and staff


8:15 – 8:30 Sign In using Zoom chat

8:30 – 8:45 Housekeeping and Introductions

8:45 – 10:00 Trauma

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15-11:45 Responses to Trauma and the Brain

11:45 - 12:00 Questions and Responses to the morning presentation

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 Obstacles to Learning and CPR

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:45 Response Strategies

3:45 – 4:00 Evaluations and Dismissal


Workshop Withdrawal:

Withdrawal requests should be submitted by email to no later than 7 calendar days prior to the  scheduled workshop date in order to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee.  Withdrawal requests that are submitted after 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date will result in a refund of the paid workshop fee minus a $50  administrative fee for 2 day training, and a $25 administrative fee for a 1 day training.

Participants who do not attend a workshop and do not submit a withdrawal request as  outlined in the previous section prior to the completion of the workshop will receive a  refund of the paid workshop fee minus a $100 administrative fee. Refunds are  processed within 7 business days of the completion of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellation:

Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training will email workshop students at least 5 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date to notify students of the cancellation. Notice will be provided  with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of paid workshop fees.

Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to inclement weather, instructor illness or instructor family emergency. If  a workshop is canceled, students will be notified via email prior to the workshop start  time. Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training will notify the students of a reschedule date for the workshop within 10 calendar days of the cancelled workshop or  as soon as the reschedule date is known.. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for the future course date or to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee.

Grievance Policy:

Concerns should be addressed to Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training, 204 S. 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72756 or 1-479-621-0301. or emailed to When a complaint, either verbally or written is filed with The WEDGE, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution.

Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual education style being utilized, the person bringing the complaint should first address concerns with the presenter. If the presenter is not available, all comments should be placed in writing and sent to If complaints concern the facility, or CEU's, they should be emailed to or mailed to 204 S 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72758. The CEO and Director of Operations(DO) will attempt to resolve the matter in a timely manner. If the offer of resolution is not satisfactory to the person filing the complaint, then further action may be taken. In this instance, a written request for reconsideration can be sent to attention of the CEO and DO. The complaint will then be reviewed by the CEO, DO and members of the training committee. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint. The decision of the CEO and DO is final.

ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our office for more information at 1-479-621-0301 or send an email to


  • Training *WITH* Credit Hours

    Sale ends: Aug 08, 11:20 AM CDT

    Purchasing this ticket will result in being awarded 6 CEU credit hours for clinicians upon completion of the training

    +$1.88 service fee
  • ONLY Training

    Sale ends: Aug 08, 11:50 PM CDT

    This will give you access to the all-day training and a certificate of attendance, but will not result in CEU clinical credit hours

    +$0.63 service fee



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