PARIS GOODYEAR-BROWN, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S

Many children with big behaviors need help learning how to regulate themselves more quickly or more effectively. PESI author Paris Goodyear-Brown provides a simple sensory-soothing activity that can be particularly helpful for children who struggle to close their eyes and relax.

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When a child is experiencing the intrusive or avoidance symptoms of PTSD, building a coherent narrative becomes essential to treatment. Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S, demonstrates an exercise designed to help children verbalize their big emotions.

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Paris Goodyear Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S, is one of the leading experts on the intersection of childhood trauma and play therapy in the world.  In her groundbreaking model, TraumaPlay®, she integrates both directive and non-directive approaches to treatment into an umbrella framework that gives clinicians structure to employ evidence-informed interventions with confidence while encouraging creativity and freedom to follow the child’s need all along the way in treatment.  She is the clinical director and senior clinician of Nurture House, the executive director of the TraumaPlay® Institute, a TedTalk speaker, an adjunct instructor of psychiatric mental health at Vanderbilt University, and a sought-after speaker.