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 and now Nature Play Therapy! 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!
Early in 2020 I was able to hold a training on 2020 Vision Boards and then presented for Agape in Feb on Nature Play Therapy, and for Vanderbilt School Counselors on Sand Therapy Basics. Things changed quite a bit in March 2020 due to the pandemic, so since then all of my presentations have been in a virtual format. This year in 2020 I have presented to Australia and also co-preeented with Texas play therapist Lisa Remey on "Play Therapy in a Box: Ho Less is More" to therapists all over the world! I then did a series of virtual webinars over the summer for NASW-TN. In the summer I also was part of a virtual series on Nature Play Therapy. In August I did the pre-conference for TNAPT. This fall I presented for the TN Conf on Social Welfare on Nature Deficit Disorder and then for the Connecting for Children's Justice Conference in October on Play Therapy During a Pandemic. More recenlty I did a presentation for the California Assoc for Play Therapy on Creative Play Therapy During Challenging Times. Next up I am presenting in Dec. as part of the Play therapy Mini Master Class Series by Wonders Counseling on adapting Natrue Play Therapy for telehealth.
Next for 2021? I have a Getting Started in Sandtray Therapy training on Jan 8, and then the next weekend I am presenting for the World Assoc of Sand Therapy Professionals Inaugural Conference! Other great things are getting planned as well!
I was very excited and honored to be present in England in June 2019 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.
So many great trainings ahead! Please let me know if you are interested in having me come train at your agency or in your area! I am getting asked more and more about trainings in sandtray therapy. I have a travel collection of images and sandtrays where I can train up to 25 at one time, where all participants are doing actual experiential work in the sand as you learn. I have found the best way to learn about sandtray therapy is to actually experience the sand, so this is a large part of the training I provide. Sandtray therapy can be a very large part of play therapy, but cal also be adapted for group and family therapy as well- as it's not just for kids!