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Rethinking Credentials and Embracing Expertise

Rethinking Credentials and Embracing Expertise

In this episode, I address a question from Margaret in Indiana regarding credentialing for play therapy. Margaret, like many others, expressed concern about her lack of formal training in child development and whether it's necessary to become a Registered Play...

I Don’t Use Case Conceptualization, But If I Did…

I Don’t Use Case Conceptualization, But If I Did…

In this episode of the Play Therapy Podcast, I address a question from Alexa in Texas about case conceptualization. Alexa, soon to be an RPT, seeks guidance on how case conceptualization fits into the Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) model and how to document it. I...

Q&A Lightning Round #3: 4 More Questions From Listeners Answered

Q&A Lightning Round #3: 4 More Questions From Listeners Answered

Lightning Round Q&A #3! - Four listeners contacted me with 5 topics of questions, so here we go with Lightning Round #3. Thank you to Jess for calling into the new call-in number, (813) 812-5525. I'm so grateful to you and your investment in child-centered play...

Structured Conversations: The Five-Week Parent Consultation Strategy

Structured Conversations: The Five-Week Parent Consultation Strategy

In this episode, I discuss the importance of setting up structured meetings with parents in child-centered play therapy. A best practice that we have established and perfected at my practice includes parent consultations following a five-week schedule, providing the...

Q&A Lightning Round #2: 7 More Questions From Listeners Answered

Q&A Lightning Round #2: 7 More Questions From Listeners Answered

Lightning Round Q&A #2! - I've gotten emails saying you like the lightning round format, and the downloads support that opinion, so here we go with Lightning Round #2. Don't forget that I now have a call-in number that you can ask questions as well. (813) 812-5525....

Q&A Lightning Round: 7 Questions From Listeners Answered

Q&A Lightning Round: 7 Questions From Listeners Answered

In this episode, I get caught up on questions that listeners have emailed to me. So put your seatbelt on and hang on for the lightning round of Q&A. Here are the topics of questions answered: - Donna in Virginia - Length of sessions - Katarina - Hugging, terminating...

Unpacking Play Therapy Themes: A Key to Effective Parent Engagement

Unpacking Play Therapy Themes: A Key to Effective Parent Engagement

In this episode of the Play Therapy Podcast, we dive into the practical application of understanding and using play therapy themes, which have been a hot topic in the therapy community. Recognizing and documenting themes in therapy sessions is not just for the...

Sexual Curiosity Theme in Play Therapy

Sexual Curiosity Theme in Play Therapy

In this episode of the Play Therapy Podcast, I discuss the theme of "sexual curiosity" in child-centered play therapy. This is the last of the sexualized play themes. This episode focuses on the curiosity children may have regarding body parts and sexual exploration...

Sexual Talk Theme in Play Therapy

Sexual Talk Theme in Play Therapy

In this episode of the Play Therapy Podcast, I take on the theme of "sexual talk" in child-centered play therapy. I emphasize the importance of recognizing this theme and understanding its implications for both the child and the therapist. Sexual talk includes...

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