Date & Time: October 20, 2023 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Virtual

This training will help professionals to better understand the unique needs of foster and adoptive youth and learn ways to address attachment disruptions.

CEs: 3

Children with attachment disruptions due to foster care or adoption have relationship wounds that need to be acknowledged and addressed. Play is an amazing way to meet these needs and help children begin to heal.

This training will cover the core needs of adoption and ways you can meet them through thoughtful assessment, case conceptualization and treatment. This will also cover helpful interventions for adopted or foster children including Theraplay and other play-based approaches.


  • Identify and list the 7 core needs of adoption and analyze their significance in play therapy treatment for adoptive and foster youth.
  • Describe and explain the appropriate assessments used in play therapy for adoptive and foster youth, considering their unique needs and backgrounds.
  • Explore and describe 3 specific theraplay interventions commonly utilized in treatment for adoptive and foster youth through play therapy.
  • Evaluate and assess the attachment needs of adoptive and foster youth based on attachment theory principles, and propose appropriate strategies for addressing these needs within a play therapy context.


  • $105 – Registration Fee
  • $90 – Alumni, Field Instructor, Adjunct, FFL Rate
  • $65 – Veterans Rate
  • Free – Adelphi University School of Social Work Students (with promo code)

Meet the Instructor

Jasmine Berger, LCSW-R

Jasmine Berger

Jasmine Berger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist. Jasmine worked in community mental health and as a school social worker, before starting Bud to Bloom Play Therapy. She specializes in working with children with trauma, attachment disruptions and big behaviors. She is a Foundational Theraplay Practitioner and enjoys helping families learn to connect.

Credentialling Information

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • CASAC Renewal
  • APA Psychology, pending NYSED Psychology

ACE Approved Provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours

Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development, #1786, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development maintain responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/03/2022 – 03/03/206. ACE is not an approved Continuing Education Provider in the states of New York and West Virginia unless the event is outside of West VA. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved NYSED CE provider in New York State.

55 states/jurisdictions accept ACE-approved provider CE contact hours. Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Adelphi University require that all events be accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the event host identified on the event webpage; please allow for a reasonable time frame. The event host, when necessary, will collaborate with the Student Access Office.

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