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Play Therapy Trainings

     Besides teaching in the US, Dr. Mary has taught the following online classes to therapists in Hong Kong, Turkey, and Kenya.

Plastic Farm Animals

Child Centered Play Therapy

Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is a therapeutic approach used with children ages 3-10 years old.  Recognizing that play is the natural language of children, CCPT utilizes client-directed play, in contrast to a more counselor-directed talk therapeutic approach .  This presentation will focus on the skills of CCPT, the types of toys, ways to document counseling sessions, and teaming with parents for successful behavioral changes.

Quality Time

Introduction to Filial Therapy

Filial Therapy is a specific technique for trained Child-Centered play therapists to use with families who have an identified child client.  The therapist teaches parents how to use Child-Centered play sessions, which can be transferred to the home environment.  Participants in this course will learn how to model for the parents the same attitudes and skills that they wish the parents would use with their own children. 

Quality Time
White Sands

Introduction to Sandtray Therapy

Sandtray therapy is a specific type of play therapy for all ages using miniature figures and sand.  Sandtray Therapy is useful with a variety of counseling theoretical orientations, in individual therapy, couple therapy, family therapy and group therapy.  In this training, participants will examine the types of tools necessary to conduct a sandtray session, as well as the specifics of how to conduct and document the session. 

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