Presentations and Trainings...

Play Therapy "Fun"damentals! Adults can play too!

One of my favorite things to do is present and train about play and expressive therapies- including Sandtray!  I present foundational play therapy trainings for TNAPT locally, but I can also tailor a program for agencies or specific locations and can go on the road as requested to bring play therapy training to you!

In 2019 I have so far presented in Atlanta in March on "Sandtray Basics for Ind, Famiy and Play Therapy" and will present this again in Somerset, KY in August.  I have also presented this year for Agape in Nashville, the annual TCSW Conference in Brentwood, the TLPC conference in Nashville, for Centerstone, and the upcoming CHildren's Justice Conference in Murfreesboro, as well as several trainings for TNAPT.   I have other trainings scheduled throughout Tennessee this year as well.  I am also including more Nature Play Therapy presentations this year!

I was very excited and honored to be present in England in June on "Play Therapy with Children of Divorce" as part of Dr. Charles Schaefer's International Play Therapy Study Group at Wroxton.  Meeting and collaborating with play therapists from around the world was one of the most fulfilling things I have ever experienced. 


Sandtray Training in Murfreesboro TN in July 2018.

Being creative in play therapy with a group at Centerstone in Tullahoma in 2018.

Children's Justince Conference Oct 2018. Helpers of children are Superheroes!

I was part of Dr. Schaefer's 2019 International Play Therapy Study Group at Wroxton (Oxfordshire, England).

Current Presentations Include (but not limited to):

- Being Creative in Clinical Practice (Play Therapy, Social Work, etc.)  (1.0 - 3.0 hours)

- Creative Interventions in Play Therapy and Expressive Arts as Part of Trauma-Informed Practice (3.0 - 6.0 hours)

- Creative Interventions and Expressive Arts in Play Therapy and Supervision (3.0 - 6.0 hours)

- Expressive Arts in Play Therapy and Therapist Self-Care (1.0 - 6.0 hours)

- Getting Started in Play Therapy (6.0 hours- for TNAPT)

- Getting Started in Sandtray in Play Therapy (6.0 hours - for TNAPT)

- Instilling Hope as a Helper (Keynote address- 1.0 hour)

- NaturePlay: The Dynamic Duo of Nature and Play Therapy (3.0 - 6.0 hours)

- Play Therapy Fundamentals (3.0  - 6.0 hours)

- Play Therapy Interventions to Build Resiliency for Children of Divorce (3.0 hours)

- Sandtray Basic for Individual, Family and Play Therapy (6.0 hours)

- Understanding and Navigating Legal and Ethical Issues for Child/Play/Family Therapists Involved in Court   (3.0 Ethics hours with co-presenter Kelly Stephens, LPC, RPT-S)

- Vision Boards in Play Therapy and Supervision (3.0 - 6.0 hours)

- When Words Fail: Play Speaks: Why Play Therapy Works (1.0 - 3.0 hours)


Would you like a different training? Just ask!

I can tailor a training to your needs!