WHAT I DO FOR THE BOARD:
Continuing Education Director
WHY AND WHEN I JOINED THE BOARD:
Started this position Fall 2021. I joined to be able to be an active role in spreading the love of play therapy in PA.
I PLAY AT (WHERE I WORK AND WHAT I DO FOR FUN):
Clarion County Children and Youth Services. I love most things outdoors! Kayaking, skydiving, and spending time with family and friends.
WHERE I LEARNED TO PLAY (SCHOOL/TRAININGS):
Current student at Penn West Edinboro pursuing Masters in Social Work.
WHY PLAY THERAPY:
It is the greatest gift to have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of a child and connect in a meaningful way.
MY FAVORITE PLAY THERAPY BOOK (WHY?):
Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship by Gary Landreth. It perfectly encapsulates the heart of child-centered play therapy.
MY FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK:
I’ve loved you since forever by Hota Kotb
MY FAVORITE PLAY THERAPY TECHNIQUE:
Child-centered, synergetic, and Cognitive behavioral play therapy.
MY FAVORITE PLAY THERAPY QUOTE:
“Play is the child’s symbolic language of self-expression and can reveal (a) what the child has experienced; (b) reactions to what was experienced; (c) feelings about what was experienced; (d) what the child wishes, wants, or needs; and (e) the child’s perception of self.”
― Garry L. Landreth, Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship