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2,4,6,8 This is How We Regulate! Play Therapy Interventions for Dysregulated Clients

  • Fun, interactive day filled with play, art and movement
  • Dysregulation symptoms with Autism, ADHD, Bipolar and Anxiety
  • Telltale signs of dysregulation in children and teens

Are your clients having anger outbursts, meltdowns, crying spells or long, intense moments of hyperactive joy? This is dysregulation, and it doesn’t feel good!

Join Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, in this interactive seminar to teach you art, movement and play therapy interventions to help regulate clients with Autism, ADHD, Bipolar and Anxiety. You will practice techniques during this program to experience for yourself how to achieve calm, cool and relaxed children and adolescents. Leave this workshop armed with a tool kit of Play Therapy interventions to reduce meltdowns, mood swings, anger outbursts and create sustained emotion regulation.

You will learn how play is a therapeutic and natural way for children who have limited verbal skills to express their needs and frustrations.

Play allows children to:

  • Experience and express emotion
  • Become more responsible for behaviors and develop more successful strategies
  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems
  • Reduce fear, anxiety and depression


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Tracy Turner-Bumberry
6 Hours 14 Minutes
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15 Nov, 2016
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Tracy Turner-Bumberry LPC, RPT-S, CAS, is the founder of KS Counseling LLC, a private practice located in St. Charles MO. She has over 15 years of play therapy experience working with children and teens in school, hospital and private practice settings.

Tracy is the author of Finding Meaning with Mandalas-A Therapist’s Guide to Creating Mandalas with Children (Turner Phrase, 2015) and 2,4,6,8 This Is How We Regulate: 75 Play Therapy Activities to Increase Mindfulness in Children (PESI, 2018). In addition to her thriving private practice, she conducts play therapy trainings both locally and nationally, focusing on mindfulness, regulation, and therapist self-care. She also supervises licensed professionals towards reaching their certification in play therapy.

She received her BS in Education from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, and her MA in School and Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. She obtained her Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor certification from the Association for Play Therapy, and her Certified Autism Specialist certification from IBCCES.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tracy Turner-Bumberry maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Tracy Turner-Bumberry is a member of the Association for Play Therapy.

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  1. Assess and describe key dysregulation issues in clients that affect their physical and emotional well-being.
  2. Recognize symptoms of dysregulation in Autism, ADHD, bipolar and anxiety disorders.
  3. Define “intentional practice” and explain its role towards creating sustained regulation in clients.
  4. Practice “instant regulator” interventions to help create an immediate calm therapy environment.
  5. Learn play therapy interventions that can easily be replicated to reduce client meltdowns and mood swings at home and school.
  6. Discover 3 strategies to reduce anger outbursts to sustain emotion regulation.


How Dysregulation Manifests in Children and Adolescents

  • Levels of dysregulation
  • Mood swings vs dysregulation
  • Intentional behavior vs dysregulation
  • Special considerations
  • Treatment plan goals w/focus on intentional practice

ICD-10 Diagnoses with Higher Levels of Dysregulation (case examples)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder

Instant Regulator Activities for Client Focused Sessions

  • Finger breathing
  • Gong breath
  • Sensory ABC’s
  • Jump in the Picture
  • Move to review

Art Interventions: Drawing, Coloring, Creating

  • Activate the whole brain for emotional, cognitive and sensory regulation
  • Uplift mood
  • Reduce anxiety, fear and depression
  • Improve focus and mindfulness
  • Creates healing through non-verbal expression

Play Therapy Interventions: Superhero, Improv, Role Play and Games

  • Relax and stabilize ADHD and bipolar
  • Release any excess energy
  • Provide a safe and sacred space for emotional expression
  • Increase confidence and motivation
  • Encourage creative thought, new ideas, and a sense of joy

Movement Interventions: Fine and Gross Motor

  • Experience competence to communicate and express emotion
  • Inspires self-confidence to tackle complex challenges
  • Move w/therapist to create trust and build rapport
  • Facilitates in getting the intense emotion out of the body

Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Play Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 231


Jessica G - NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia

"Loved the energy of Tracy Turner-Bumberry which kept you engaged even in the online format. You can tell she has a wealth of knowledge in her specific area of expertise of children with ASD, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder."

Kim P - FAIRFAX, Virginia

"Tracy was engaging, knowlegeable, with a remarkable talent of conveying the information in the most useful way possible."

Gina M - THORNTON, Colorado

"Wonderful presentation. "

Thyra M - New York

"excellent course"

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