Jay Vaughan MBE

MA, HCPC Dramatherapist, Theraplay practitioner, supervisor and trainer, DDP, SEP

is a State Registered Dramatherapist, a Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist, a Theraplay Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer as well as a Somatic Experience Practitioner. Jay is a CEO and Registered Manager of Family Futures CIC, a ‘not for profit’ Voluntary Adoption Agency and Independent Fostering Agency based in London UK. Family Futures specializes in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children placed in foster families, adoptive families or kinship care. Family Futures offers an assessment and treatment program entitled Neuro Physiological Psychotherapy, which integrates Theraplay, DDP and Somatic Experience as part of the assessment and treatment approach. Jay still carries out some direct work with families and children. Jay has been working with traumatized children since qualifying as a Dramatherapist in 1989, and passionately believes in the use of arts, play and body-based approaches in helping traumatized children and their families heal. She has contributed to articles and books over the years and continues to consult and train around the UK on behalf of Family Futures. Jay is a mother of two children and two step-children as well as a proud grandmother. She can be contacted on [email protected].

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