This podcast was created to help parents around the world with the “biggies” of family life. Play Therapy Community will present a fresh, insightful episode once a week, usually on Thursday mornings.
On this podcast, we will cover topics such as picky eaters, struggles in school, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and so much more. We’ll also delve into specific diagnosis such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc. Difficult topics, such as parenting through separation/divorce, depression, anxiety struggles, relationship struggles, and such will be explored as well.
As the host of Play Therapy Community, I feel honored that you are joining us on this journey for knowledge to truly help our children in a way that honors their mind, body, and soul. My name is Jackie Flynn, and I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Education Specialist, Adolescent Life Coach and a Parent Educator.
80. Helping Children Heal from Trauma through the Integration of EMDR & Play Therapy
This episode was sparked by the release of the book EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room by Ann Beckley-Forest and Annie Monaco. They are responsible for educating child therapists all over the world on how to deliver EMDR therapy to children and teens through the integration of Play Therapy. In this episode, prepare to be inspired by a conversation with Ann and Annie, as well as Lisa Dion, the creator of Synergetic Play Therapy. Their passion for helping children heal from trauma through Play Therapy and EMDR is unbelievably beautiful.
Visit more information on their work and training information, be sure to visit www.synergeticplaytherapy.com and https://www.anniemonaco.com/trainings/emdr-trainings
79: Healing Trauma with Expressive & Play Therapies with Marshall Lyles
In this episode, Marshall Lyles shares his passion for helping his clients heal from trauma through Expressive Arts. When I reached out to Marshall to invite him on the podcast, I requested a conversation focusing on his use of poetry with his clients. In this episode, you’ll notice that we cover much more than poetry. Marshall is highly trained and well versed in so many healing traumas and approaches that it was difficult to limit our conversation. I’m excited for you to experience our conversation about how he used expressive arts to heal trauma. He is an EMDRIA approved consultant and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, among many other credentials that speak to his capacity to treat trauma. Be sure to visit www.marshalllyles.com
www.therapistsworkshop.com to learn more about him and to see his beautiful expressive arts studio.
78: The Profound Healing Power of Virtual Sand Tray Therapy with Jessica Stone Ph.D
In this episode of Play Therapy Community podcast, Dr. Jessica Stone shares all about the healing power of Virtual Sandtray Therapy. She is the brilliant creator of the Virtual Sandtray App used by an increasing number of clinicians around the globe. Development of the Virtual Sandtray app intentionally included the main tenets of Sandtray Therapy to preserve its profound therapeutic healing power. You can find more about Dr. Stone, the Virtual Sandtray Therapy application, and her professional trainings at: www.jessicastonephd.com
77: Nurturing Parent Engagement in Play Therapy with Clair Mellethin
In this episode, Clair Mellenthin guides us through the important pieces of parent consultation. She highlights the importance of meeting parents with compassion and connection through support. Through this approach, client’s tend to meet their treatment goals in a more thorough, faster way. Clair offers support and coaching to parents and clinicians. You can find more of what she has to offer at these links to her website, https://clairmellenthin.com/online-courses-for-professional/#professional and https://clairmellenthin.com/online-learning-for-parents/
76: Parent Play Therapy Consultation
In this Parent Play Therapy Consultation episode, you will learn about: ...what to cover in an initial phone call with parents/caregivers of potential child clients. ...how to describe the process and benefits of Play Therapy to parents/caregivers. ...how to structure your parent consultation to best fit your therapeutic approach. ...how to nurture a trusting, secure relationship with parents and caregivers. ...how to communicate with parents/caregivers throughout the process without breaching your child clients' limited confidentiality. ...how to communicate with parents/caregivers, and other helpers, within ethical and legal parameters when providing consultation. ...where to find effective parenting strategies and quality resources to share with parents/caregivers.
75: EMDR Therapy with Children
In this Episode, Jackie Flynn, EMDRIA approved consultant and a registered play therapist talks about EMDR therapy with kids. EMDR Therapy has 8 phases: 1. History Talking, 2. Preparation, 3. Assessment, 4. Desensitization, 5. Reprocessing, 6. Body Scan, 7. Closure, 8. Reevaluation.
Since children are not miniature adults, it's important to work with children in developmentally appropriate ways. Play Therapy techniques can be integrated into all 8 of the phases to support children's developing brains. Be sure to check out www.jackieflynnconsulting.com if you are an EMDR trained therapist in search of advanced training to teach you how to adapt your work to fit the needs of your child and teen clients.
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I’m really loving this podcast. Her information, perspective, the guests. It’s all helpful!
Jen Taylor Play Therapy
One of my newest recommendations for new (and old) play therapists to learn about play therapy. After just a few minutes listening to Jackie it is obvious what a caring person she is.
Wealth of information and parenting tips. Guests and hosts are very knowledgable on the topics covered.