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Why TALK when you can PLAY in Therapy: Play Therapy Tools & Techniques

  • 27 Sep 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute 1686 Barton Rd. Redlands, CA 92373


  • non-IE-CAMFT member
  • IE-CAMFT chapter member

Registration is closed
Play Therapy Tools and Techniques Workshop by Rachel Taylor, LMFT, RPT-S

This workshop defines Play Therapy and offers educational content which enhances Play Therapy practice by exploring various tools and techniques used to diagnose, treat and empower clients. Examples of numerous Play Therapy Interventions will be given such as the use of: sandtray interventions, therapeutic artwork, worksheets and therapeutic games.

Workshop material will include the criterion for determining the best Play Therapy Intervention to use with each client. There will be a hands-on demonstration of using a Play Therapy Intervention with a family. The information presented is for those mental health professionals who would like more information on Play Therapy along with the experienced Play Therapist interested in gaining new Play Therapy Interventions and techniques. The Interventions demonstrated can be used with children, adolescents, adults and families.

The Workshop objectives include: 

  1. Participants will have a clear understanding of directive and non-directive Play Therapy.  
  2. Participants will be able to name several Play Therapy Interventions that can be used with their clients.
  3. Participants will be able to name several considerations to keep in mind when choosing Play Therapy Interventions.
  4. Participants will experience a hands-on Play Therapy activity that can be used with an individual client or a family.
Rachel Taylor is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor in private practice. She has been working as a licensed MFT with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of challenges for the past 23 years.  Her experiences include: providing Play Therapy for preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum, treating traumatized children in a residential placement facility, supervising interns in community – based programs and working as a Protective Service Worker for LA County Children’s Services. She offers workshops on Play Therapy and speaks on various subjects.

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