Presentations and Trainings...

     One of my favorite things to do is present and train about play and expressive therapies.  As part of my role as President of the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy (TNAPT), I present foundational play therapy trainings on behalf of TNAPT both at my office site or I can tailor a program for agencies or specific locations. These foundational trainings are approved by APT (Association for Play Therapy) for those seeking credentialing as a RPT, RPT-S or SB-RPT as well as for maintaining those credentials. These can be done in small group settings as well as large conferences.  Sometimes my role with TNAPT includes promotions about play therapy and APT/TNAPT and to help others both within and outside my profession understand play therapy and the value of play. 

     I also present outside of my TNAPT role on custom topics both regionally and nationally.  In 2019 I am scheduled to present in Georgia in March and Kentucky in August, in  addition to several trainings in Tennessee!  In the past these presentations have included topics in addition to play and creative arts therapies to include specific populations and issues such as child sexual abuse, divorce adjustments and other topics.   Listed below are several of the presentations I have done recently.  I can also adapt for a custom presentation subject and duration. 

    Near and especially dear to me is the growing utilization of nature in play therapy.  I am develping training in NaturePlay and will be presenting on this in November in Georgia!




Current Presentations Include (but not limited to):

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

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

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

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

- Getting Started in Play Therapy (6.0 CEUs- specifially for TNAPT)

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

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

- NaturePlay: The Dynamic Duo of Nature and Play Therapy (coming soon!)

- Play Therapy Fundamentals (3.0  - 6.0 CEUs)

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

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

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

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

- When Words Fail: An Introduction to Play and Expressive Therapies (1.0 - 3.0 CEUs)

- Why Play Therapy? (1.0 - 3.0 CEUs or as a TNAPT promotion)

Have a specific training request? Ask me!