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On December 14 Dr. Janet Courtney will present a one hour class called Deepening Family Bonds Through Creative & Expressive Interventions as part of the Child and Family Therapy Mini Master Class Series.

Dr. Courtney is the author of Healing Child and Family Trauma through Expressive and Play Therapies: Art, Nature, Storytelling, Body & Mindfulness

In this one hour course on this topic, Dr. Courtney will be providing us some practical, creative interventions we can use with the families we work with to contribute to helping those families deepen connections with one another. I have had the honor of working with Dr. Courtney on a number of projects and I have attended her FirstPlay Kinesthetic Storytelling Level 1 training. 

You are in for a treat with this one hour class!

Janet Courtney, PhD, LCSW, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, is Founder of FirstPlay® Therapy and offers a Certification to Practitioners in FirstPlay® Infant Story-Massage and FirstPlay Kinesthetic Storytelling®. She is an Adjunct Professor at Barry University, Miami, FL where she also obtained her Doctoral degree conducting research in Developmental Play Therapy, touch and attachment. Dr. Courtney is immediate past Chair of the Association for Play Therapy Ethics and Practice committee and past President of the Florida Association for Play Therapy.

Dr. Courtney is author and co-editor of the groundbreaking book, Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy: An Ethical and Clinical Guide,  and is excited to announce her upcoming book, Infant Play Therapy: Foundations, Models, Programs, and Practice, She is also published in the International Journal of Play Therapythe Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, and the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture. Other publications include chapters in the books, “Environmental Expressive Therapies: Nature-Assisted Theory and Practice,” and in “Play-based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

As a wholistic oriented practitioner, Dr. Courtney believes in the power of therapeutic storytelling, nurturing touch interactions, and joyful “first-play” activities between parents and their infants and children as vital foundations for healthy growth and development and to heal and repair relational bonds. Dr. Courtney has acted as a consultant to several Florida based children’s agencies, and supervises clinicians seeking Florida board licensure, as well as, those seeking Certification as a Registered Play Therapist. She is an internationally recognized play therapist and has been invited to speak and keynote on topics of infant and childhood play therapy in England, Ireland, Morocco, Russia, Ukraine, and the Cayman Islands.

Why sign up for this class Deepening Family Bonds Through Creative & Expressive Interventions?

During this stressful tie in our world, it is more important than ever that children have healthy and meaningful connection where there is an experience of security in deep bonds. Dr. Courtney will teach you practical and creative techniques you can use to facilitate this experience with your clients.

Come sign up for this class with Dr. Janety Courtney and learn all about the 2020 Play Therapy Mini Master Class Series RIGHT HERE!