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In this episode, Dr. Denis’ shares with us the intricate connection between the expressive therapies and play therapy. She goes into the nitty gritty of using play therapy for all ages, talks about how to explain child-centered work with parents, and discusses concepts from her book “Creative Play Therapy For Adolescents And Adults”. Take a listen to learn a lot about play and expressive therapies across the lifespan!

Dr. Denis’ (pronounced Denise) Thomas is a  professor in mental health counseling and play therapy. She is the past faculty director of the Center for Play Therapy and Expressive Arts. She hosts two podcasts: Play Therapy Across the Lifespan and Wellness with Dr. Denis’. She is the author of Creative Play Therapy with Adolescents and Adults: Moving from Helping to HealingWellness That Works: How to Create a Wellness Plan, Overcoming Challenges: Making Your Wellness Plan Work and Reaching Resilience: The Experience of Resilience and Protective Factors in Adult Children of Divorce  along with a cookbook and 20 academic journal and magazine articles. She has presented at international, national, and other conferences more than 30 times. Dr. Denis’ was an Outstanding Teacher nominee in 2018. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC). 

Listen to Dr. Denis’ podcasts! Play Therapy Across the Lifespan and Wellness with Dr. Denis’

Check out her books too!

Dr. Denis’ Thomas Website

Dibs in Search of Self by Virginia Axline

Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship

Dr. Linda Homeyer Books

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