My Long Journey Towards EMDR Certification (and why that is Okay!)

There is an informal joke among many of my therapist friends that we are “certification junkies.”  One of my most intelligent and esteemed colleagues often told me if there was a class that had

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Advice for Graduates

Have you ever considered what a monumental task it is to give a graduation commencement address?How do you condense the wisdom of your experience over the past 10, 20, 30, 40+ years of your career into

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The Odd Thing I Added To My Playroom That Has Been A Big Hit

A few weeks ago I was browsing for furniture on social media Marketplace and very randomly came across this item.And I was instantly attracted to it.  At the time, I had no idea how I was going to

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Do It ‘Just Because’

When is the last time that you did something, anything, without having a good reason to do it?  By that I mean, when did you do something “just because,”. For people, I think especially for

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Book Review: When Parents are At War by Lynn Louise Wonders

The selection for the April meeting of my Play Therapy Book Club (voted on my members of my Facebook group) isn't a typical play therapy book. But it is an invaluable resource for any clinician that

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The Private Practice Journey in GIF’s

Opening a private practice is filled with emotions.  Here are some of the common things that you might go through during the  process: Trying to Work up the Courage to Leave Your Agency

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A Better Way to Answer the Question “What Do You Do?”

Rob Anspach wrote a short blog article entitled “Just 6 Words to Create Curiosity” which, as you might expect, worked perfectly at baiting my own curiosity to try to guess what those six words were.Mentally,

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Sandtray Miniatures: A Review of Kennedy’s Mini’s

Within the play therapy, sand tray, and sand play communities, there are hundreds of resources for finding miniatures.In fact, once you get started in sand tray, the challenge becomes how to STOP finding

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3 Must-Watch Play Therapy Ted Talks

I'm going to keep this post really simple. There are only 3 TEDx Talks that have been given by PLAY THERAPISTS (as of March 2019).  There are a few others about the importance of play, but these

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How Powerful is the “Power Pose” as an Intervention?

One of of the most popular Ted Talks of all time includes this one in 2012 by Amy Cuddy called "Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are."   It is often referred to as The Power Pose Talk or

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