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