Play Therapy vs. Trauma Zombies:

What to do when the Trauma Zombies try to Eat Your Brains

Presented By: Kay Pantier, MSE, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S, TA-S

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Friday, March 6, 2020

6 Credit Hours Available

Registration - 8:00 AM 

Training - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Early Bird Special until February 27th $105

After February 27th $150 


Training Description

The impacts of trauma are widely documented in the research. Trauma can change the brain in ways that counselors and play therapists should understand. This training is designed for the counselor and play therapist who works with clients who have experienced trauma and are struggling with the effects of trauma in their lives. Lecture, group and didactic experiences are part of the training. Attendees will participate in experiential activities that will give them the tools to use in working with their clients immediately.

Training Objectives

  • Define Trauma and different types of Trauma

  • Understand how trauma affects the brain

  • Recognize that psychological and physical symptoms are indicators of trauma

  • Use a trauma informed lens to view client's behavior

  • Utilize essential play therapy counseling skills in working with traumatized clients

  • Apply trauma sensitive play therapy techniques to help clients

About the Presenter

Kay Pantier, MSE, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S, TA-S

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Kay Pantier is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She has specializations in trauma, play therapy, technology assisted counseling and supervision. Kay is trained by EMDRIA in the EMDR model for working with trauma. Kay graduated with her counseling degree from John Brown University in 2008. She has 25 years of experience as a former elementary school teacher and principal.

Kay specializes in working with families and children. She has a passion for helping those who help others and enjoys training other professionals in sandtray therapy, play therapy, trauma and supervision.

Community Partners

Hyatt Place Rogers/Bentonville is offering a discounted rate of $99 for all training participants. Included in your rate is our hot breakfast buffet each day, Wi-Fi, and a courtesy shuttle that travels within a 5-mile radius of the hotel (Including Waters Edge Counseling) upon availability. We offer all suite-style rooms, 24-hour food and beverage services, as well as a full coffee to cocktails bar, proudly serving Starbucks coffee. Please follow the booking link below to reserve your rooms with us before February 21, 2020.


Contact Courtney Pearson for any questions regarding hotel accommodations. 479-633-8555 ext. 5106 or

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