April 30, 2012

Let's Go On a Magic Carpet Ride!

When a child faces challenges that cannot be changed we can encourage them to go on a magic carpet ride where they can soar above their challenges and feel empowered.

April 29, 2012

We've Added MORE Trainings to our Summer Schedule

If you're looking for play therapy training this summer we have several workshops scheduled on a variety of topics.

If you're new to play therapy we suggest you register for our introductory trainings. Introduction to Play Therapy will cover the basic history of play therapy, directive and non-directive play therapy, the therapeutic relationship and limit setting. Participants will learn how to set up a play therapy room and select appropriate toys. Included are experiential activities to enhance personal growth and development.

Our Introduction to Sandtray Play Therapy  will provide a basic understanding of sandtray history and theory as a play therapy technique. We will explore how healing manifests itself in a sand tray. Method and case presentations of play therapy sandtray sessions will be followed by an opportunity for participants to experience their own sandtray.

If you register for both of these introductory trainings there's a discounted registration fee. For more information about these trainings and others go to our web site St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training.

April 16, 2012

Tear Soup a recipe for healing after loss

The book Tear Soup is a recipe for healing after loss. In this video I share an activity that I use with grieving children that was inspired by this wonderful book. Learn more about Tear Soup at Grief Watch

April 9, 2012

Fortune Telling Problem Solver

Remember making fortune tellers as a child? Adapt a fortune teller and use it as an assessment or problem solving tool.

April 1, 2012

The Power of a Clip Board

This play therapy tip explains how to use a clip board to help a child overcome a fear or a challenge and gain a feeling of being in control of a situation.