It's no surprise that I LOVE using Jenga questions in therapy. Whether it's questions about music, a way to prompt instrument playing, or to build rapport, Jenga is an amazing tool. I hate to admit it, but I've literally spent hours writing questions on wooden Jenga blocks. Most frequently, I've done this for other therapists … Continue reading Indefinite Jenga Questions!
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Check out the Episode! In this episode, Jackie talks about play therapy, EMDR, couples therapy, and a variety of playful situations that arise in the work of play therapists. Jackie talks about the resources she has created for other therapists, most recently the Innovative Child Therapy Symposium. Jackie Flynn is the founder and director of … Continue reading #22- Playfulness, EMDR, and Innovation with Jackie Flynn, Ed.S, LMHC-S, RPT
Check out the episode! On today’s episode, Robyn shares her experiences as a clinician and her current shift into developing educational opportunities for therapists, parents, and caregivers. Robyn discusses the role of relationship in therapy, doing self-of-therapist work, how movement can be a powerful tool in therapy, and the importance of being over doing. Robyn … Continue reading #19- Movement, Relational Neuroscience, & Trauma, with Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, LMSC, RPT-S
Check out the Episode! In this episode, Andrea talks about her experience as a play therapist working with children, teen, and families. She tackles topics such as therapeutic touch, attachment, sandplay, and aggressive play with clients. Andrea tells us her story of becoming a play therapist and her passion is evident throughout this great episode. … Continue reading #13- Attachment, Infant Storytelling-Massage, and Sandplay with Andrea Vargas, LMHC, RPT-S
It's no surprise I am a huge fan of podcasts. My husband got me into them, way back when we were dating ten years ago, and there were only a handful of good podcasts around. Now? They are everywhere and it's wonderful!! This list is by no means exhaustive and honestly I had to have … Continue reading TT5: Therapy-Related Podcasts!
Check Out The Episode! In this episode, Lucy shares her journey to becoming a therapist, the joy of authenticity in therapeutic relationships, and the variety of different approaches and theories that inform her practice. We discuss the impact that conference has on us as therapists and what kinds of self-care help us let go of … Continue reading #10- Unicorns, Authenticity, and Radical Acceptance with Lucerno Morse, LPC, RPT, NCC
Check out the episode! In this episode, Kirsten discusses her current work with children and adults. She dives deep into the importance and nuances of the therapeutic relationship, sharing thoughts on authenticity and therapist-as-self. Take a listen to jump down a few rabbit holes and gain amazing insight into the world of play therapy. Kirsten … Continue reading #7- Trauma, Relationship, and Exploration in Play Therapy with Kirsten Goffena, LPC, RPT-S, NCC
This list is by no means exhaustive and is my current top favorite books that have resonated with me this past year. This list is also biased towards the populations that I work with, but there is no doubt that these would be helpful for any therapist working with any populations. Next year the list … Continue reading TT5: Therapy-Related Novels and Books (of 2019)
I have to be honest, I've been obsessively absorbing myself into as much literature about play therapy as I can. It's a speciality area that relates so well to music therapy and even more so when working with children. I've found that learning more about play therapy has drastically improved my music therapy skillset and … Continue reading “Lessons From The Playroom” Podcast!