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Welcome to Creative Therapy Umbrella! This podcast is dedicated to helping therapists support the well-being and mental health of children through the creative arts. You will hear a variety of interviews with creative arts therapists, expressive therapists, and child specialists who focus on supporting infant and child mental health. Digging this content? There's a lot more in our monthly newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.creativetherapyumbrella.com/newsletter/

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Welcome to Creative Therapy Umbrella! This podcast is dedicated to helping therapists support the well-being and mental health of children through the creative arts. You will hear a variety of interviews with creative arts therapists, expressive therapists, and child specialists who focus on supporting infant and child mental health. Digging this content? There's a lot more in our monthly newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.creativetherapyumbrella.com/newsletter/

    #55- The Power of Poetry with Carly Woolard, LMSW

    #55- The Power of Poetry with Carly Woolard, LMSW

    In this episode, Carly tells us about her own journey with falling in love with poetry and how powerful this medium can be as a healing agent. While in graduate school, Carly focused one of her capstone projects on creating a social media platform called "Poems for Patients" where she connects others to poetry from waiting rooms all the way to social media. She such wonderful information about the different ways that poetry can both passively and actively support others.



    Carly is a Licensed Master Social Worker that specializes in expressive arts. She is currently a Clinical Fellow at Growing Minds Center for Child Therapy, an attachment and expressive based therapy program in Maryland. During her graduate program for social work, Carly focused her research on the positive implications of poetry on an individual's mental health. This inspired her to create a social media platform called Poems For Patients for her Creative Arts and Social Work Practice course. She is passionate about encouraging others to utilize poetry as a means of connecting with our feelings, whether that means in a private space as a coping tool or on a larger level as a social change agent. As a new clinician, she is excited to continue to explore the creative arts as a therapeutic modality for children and their families by continuing to be an active listener of the Creative Therapy Umbrella Podcast!



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    #poetry Youtube Documentary 



    You/Poet by Rayna Hutchinson and Samuel Blake



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    #54- Masterminds And Finding Your Purpose with Jaycie Vorhees, MM, SCMT, MT-BC

    #54- Masterminds And Finding Your Purpose with Jaycie Vorhees, MM, SCMT, MT-BC

    In this episode, Jaycie, Executive Director & Mastermind Facilitator, shares with us her recent development of music therapy mastermind courses and how she helps others find their purpose. Jaycie promotes the power of groups coming together and sharing their experiences, no matter what their level of clinical experience, to grow their business, ethics, clinical skills, and more. Jaycie has an incredible passion to help others with their business ventures, so take a listen to get inspired!



    Jaycie Voorhees, MM, SCMT, MT-BC has been a Board Certified Music Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2008. Her clinical experience includes working with children and adults with special needs, adolescents, and adults with mental health challenges, corporate wellness, and hospice. She is the Owner and Executive Director of Harmony Music Therapy where she employs 8 therapists working with special needs and mental health populations. She is also the Past President of the Utah Association of Music Therapists where she served for 4 years. Her leadership helped to double the association membership and quadruple continuing education opportunities available to members. Jaycie combines her zest for life with her passion for music, bringing energizing and effective change to her clients and their teams.



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    • 59 min
    #53- An Inter-ability Chorus, Private Practice, And Just Going For It With Erica Lyles, MT-BC

    #53- An Inter-ability Chorus, Private Practice, And Just Going For It With Erica Lyles, MT-BC

    In this episode, Erica shares her journey moving her private practice from in person to telehealth. She shares her motivation to start a private practice, her adaptations with moving to telehealth, and her (global!) goals for the future of her business. Erica has a passion for working with children, teens, and young adults with developmental disabilities and differences and shares about one of her amazing groups called the "Inter-ability Chorus". Take a listen and get inspired!



    Erica Lyles captivates clients and students of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and diagnoses through music therapy and music experiences.  She caters to specific needs and goals of clients and facilitates a non-threatening experience for them to achieve optimal success.  When she’s not singing with kids with autism to elicit communication, or playing the piano to guide a stressed out client to relaxation, she is creating musical experiences and opportunities to reach and empower the world! Erica Lyles, MT-BC, (Board-Certified Music Therapist)



    Follow Erica on Facebook, on Instagram, or shoot her an email at erica@mywholevibes.com



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    • 51 min
    #52- Infant Mental Health, Play Therapy, and Expressive Therapies with Dr. Janet Courtney, PhD., LCSW

    #52- Infant Mental Health, Play Therapy, and Expressive Therapies with Dr. Janet Courtney, PhD., LCSW

    In this episode, Dr, Janet Courtney talks with us a little bit about the creation of her books and trainings that focus on infant mental health, development play, and expressive therapies. Her passion for supporting infants, children, and families is contagious and the stories that she shares in this episode reflect the neuro-developmental as well as relational impact of this type of work. This episode is full of stories, clinical examples, and such wonderful information that could be useful to any therapist working with infants, children, and families. Enjoy!



    Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW is Founder of FirstPlay Therapy® [an Infant Mental Health & Developmental Play Therapy model] and Founder and Editor of FirstPlay® Café: An e-magazine for parents (womb to six Years). She is Director of Developmental Play & Attachment Therapies, Inc. She is a Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor, TEDx Speaker and presently Chair of the Association for Play Therapy Ethics and Practice Committee and past President of the Florida Association for Play Therapy and former Chair of the Viola Brody Award Committee. Awarded Third Place overall in the Best Practices Showcase for FirstPlay Therapy at the First 1000 Days Infant Mental Health Summit (Sept, 2018) along with the Children’s Healing Institute. She is author and co-editor of Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy: An Ethical and Clinical Guide. New York, NY: Routledge, and her research into practitioner experiences of training in touch and Developmental Play Therapy is published in the American Journal of Art Therapy and the International Journal of Play Therapy. She is a contributing author for the chapter, “Touching Autism through Developmental Play Therapy” in the book, “Play-based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders;” and has a chapter in the book, Environmental Expressive Therapies (2017), titled: “The Art of Utilizing the Metaphorical Elements of Nature as ‘Co-Therapist’ in Ecopsychology Play Therapy.” She is also published in the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture. She offers a certification in FirstPlay Therapy® (including FirstPlay® Infant Massage Storytelling) and provides training to professionals in the Ethical and Clinical Competencies of Touch, FirstPlay® Therapy, Ericksonian-based StoryPlay®, Expressive Therapies, and Ecopsychology Play Therapy. She has been invited to speak nationally and internationally including the Cayman Islands, England, Ireland, Morocco, Russia and the Ukraine. She is a provider through the Florida state boards of Mental Health and Massage Therapy, and an approved provider through the Association for Play Therapy. She specializes in Infant Mental Health and Infant Play Therapy, Attachment, and Trauma related issues. Dr. Courtney’s new form of Kinesthetic Storytelling® can be found in her children’s book, The Magic Rainbow. Website: www.FirstPlayTherapy.com and www.FirstPlaycafe.com



    Email Dr. Courtney at janetcourtneyphd@gmail.com



    Check out Janet's book, "Infant Play Therapy: Foundations, Models, Programs, and Practice" 



    Check out the Janet's newest book, "Healing Child and Family Trauma through expressive and Play Therapist: Art, Nature, Storytelling, Body & Mindfulness"



    Curative Touch Of A Magic Rainbow Hug Ted Talk



    First Play Trainings



     



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    • 55 min
    #51- The Therapeutic Power Of Dungeons And Dragons With Adam Davis, MA Ed.

    #51- The Therapeutic Power Of Dungeons And Dragons With Adam Davis, MA Ed.

    In this episode, Adam shares his passion for bringing role-playing games, most notably Dungeons & Dragons into a therapeutic space. Dungeons and Dragons is not a video game, but it's an in-person collaborative role-playing story game of chance (Adam's definition!)  Adam's work does not focus on discreetly teaching social skills, but focuses on developing those skills in a motivating, engaging, and natural environment where feedback can be easily integrated.  At Game to Grow, Adam's team supports other therapists, educators, and community members with learning how to integrate this model into a variety of settings and helping future game masters developing "SPARK"- spontaneity, playfulness, attunement, restraint, and knowledge. Check out Game to Grow to learn more!



    Adam Davis, MA Ed., founder and Executive Director of Game to Grow, earned his Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in drama therapy from Antioch University Seattle, and is a recognized member of the North American Drama Therapy Association. Adam is a contributing author to publications including Game Play, 3rd Edition, and The Walking Dead Psychology. In addition to his work with Game to Grow, he developed the CoRe Gaming program at the Atlantic Street Center utilizing video games to teach dialectical behavioral therapy skills, worked as an environmental educator at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, and taught fourth-grade literacy for Seattle Public Schools.



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    • 58 min
    #50- Building A Private Practice with Reina Lombardi, LMHC, ATR-BC

    #50- Building A Private Practice with Reina Lombardi, LMHC, ATR-BC

    On today's episode, Reina Lombardi, a fellow podcaster joins us to chat about the many things she does in her business. Reina is an art therapist, private practice owner, podcaster, and supervisor for art therapists as well as licensed mental health counselors in the state of Florida. Reina talks with us today about her decision to start a private practice and gives so many great tips about private practice along the way. She is a jack of all trades and does those trades so well! Don’t forget to check out her podcast, The Creative Psychotherapist if you want to learn more about private creative arts therapy practices!  Also check out her website, the creative clinician's corner to get resources, and more support for your business adventure!







    About Reina: 

    I’m Reina Lombardi, a seasoned art therapist, mental health counselor, and practice maven and I am thrilled to be in your corner offering education, resources, and support to help you build and scale your dream practice. The Creative Clinician’s Corner, LLC is The Practice Building Resource for Creative Psychotherapists. Grad school taught me how to be a therapist, how to do research and write academic papers. It did not, in any way, prepare me to set up and manage a successful private practice. I always had dreams of owning a practice but had absolutely no idea how to do it. After 7 years of working in the field, I decided to take the dive headfirst with zero preparation.



    Fortunately, I landed as an independent contractor in a fabulous small group practice and learned through immersion. And, there is so much to learn! I took what I learned there and struck out on my own where I quickly realized I needed to learn even more and fast! I created this resource to help my creative colleagues get ahead of the learning curve by providing them with the skills and strategies that will help them Dream up, Plan out, Build and Scale the thriving private practice of their dreams.



    I decided to launch the Creative Clinician’s Corner after years of having colleagues request my help, guidance, and support on their path into private practice. Independent contractor in a group practice--I’ve done it. Launched a solo practice and brought it from nothing to full in less than six months-- yep, I’ve done that too. Grew that solo practice into a thriving, small, and continually growing group practice--running it now and loving it!. That is my goal for you - LOVE what you are doing AND make a decent living, too.





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