Professional Development

Expand your skills by participating in a workshop or training program at the Center for Connection. 

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Play Therapy Courses & Certification

(Online & In-Person Options, CEs Available)

Our Play Strong Institute is dedicated to providing continuing education and training to a new generation of play therapists, and advancing study and research in play therapy and neuroscience. Our work is highly integrated with the science of interpersonal neurobiology, trauma-informed care, play and the expressive arts.

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Are you a clinical psychologist interested in incorporating neuropsychological testing into your practice? Join a supportive group of peers to learn more about the brain, expand your practice, and connect with other psychologists.

Contact Dr. Ashley Taylor to learn more and join a waiting list. 

video resources

We offer a number of video workshops to help expand your knowledge on interpersonal neurobiology and other topics. Scroll down to view our current offerings. (Please note: when you click on the title, you will be taken to the purchasing site. For Vimeo links, you'll be taken to a log in page where you may sign in or create an account, and pay for your purchase. Then you can instantly watch your video. 

Adult Attachment, Interpersonal Neurobiology, & Narrative

CFC Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, presented on the science of how relationships shape the brain and nervous system, and the hopeful science of how people can change attachment patterns. A recording with slides is available via Vimeo. Click here to learn more

Child Development Mini-Package

This series of videos is a rare opportunity to hear both Dr. Bryson and Dr. Dan Siegel teach the concepts in their bestselling books. This collection will help parents, teachers, and anyone who works with kids to better understand child development and to cultivate resilience and well-being in children.

10 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children Handle Their Emotions

In this video, Dr. Bryson shares the information she most often gives parents who visit her in her office.  Click on the title above to purchase the instant download*, or scroll down to order the DVD.

10 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children in the Classroom Improve Emotional, Academic, & Social Skills for Back-to-School

In this video lecture, Dr. Bryson explains the ten strategies she most commonly offers parents, teachers, and clinicians to understand what's going on, and how best to intervene, when kids are struggling at school -- academically, emotionally, socially.  Click on the title above to purchase the instant download.  

30 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children: A Three-DVD Set

In this DVD package, Dr. Bryson reveals 30 different brain-based strategies to help children with anxiety, social skills, classroom difficulties, decision making, and more.

The Whole-Brain Child Approach for Therapists DVD: Develop kids' Minds & Integrate Their Brains for Better Treatment Outcomes

Watch as Siegel and Bryson spend all day teaching the Whole-Brain approach to a room full of parents and clinicians.  They present the latest scientific research -- with a special emphasis on neuroplasticity and the changing brain -- in a way that’s clear, interesting, and immediately practical. The focus is on better understanding the role of experience and focused attention on the ever-developing brain.  CE's available.