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The Play Therapy Bundle
Package - Video & Book
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[+] [-] 061405 - Play Therapy: Proven Treatment Strategies for Trauma, Anxiety, OCD and More!
  1. Explain the purpose and goals of play therapy.
  2. Implement specific and easy play therapy techniques for specific presenting issues.
  3. Use play therapy as a diagnostic tool and interpret what you see.
  4. Determine which play therapy techniques to use with different children and different presenting problems.
  5. Address change to issues to be aware of and areas of caution including selecting the best materials depending upon the presenting issue.
  6. Demonstrate how to use these techniques in a variety of settings including group play therapy.

[+] [-] 061405 - Play Therapy: Proven Treatment Strategies for Trauma, Anxiety, OCD and More!
Specific techniques and novel approaches
  • Assessment and diagnostic
  • Therapeutic benefits
  • Non-directive versus directive/soft and hard mediums
Hands on learning and using the techniques - from crayons, to puppets, to movement and much more! This will be the focus of the day
  • Non-Directive Techniques:
    • I Spy
    • Sand tray work
    • Watercolors
    • Play dough
    • Doll house
    • What do you want to be when you grow up?
    • What animal am I?
  • Directive Techniques
    • Gift boxes
    • Movement
    • Drama
    • Puppets
    • Maps - where in the world do you want to be?
    • House-tree-person
    • Make me
    • Dance and movement
    • Board games
    • Emotions - Feeling face
    • Bam Bam dolls
    • Music
What techniques are best for what disorders:
  • Anger (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Depression and self-esteem issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Abuse
  • Fears
Areas of caution
  • Hard and soft mediums
  • Sexualized and acting out behaviors
  • Children who have been abused



Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and is the past president of the Utah Association for Play Therapy. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing therapy to children, teens, and their families. Clair is the director of Child and Adolescent Services at Wasatch Family Therapy. She is a sought-after supervisor, training graduate students and interns in play therapy, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California MSW program. Clair is the author of Play Therapy: Engaging & Powerful Techniques for the Treatment of Childhood Disorders (PESI, 2018) and My Many Colors of Me Workbook. (Self-Published, 2013). In addition to being an experienced play therapist and professor, she frequently presents professional play therapy and family therapy trainings and appears on local and national TV and radio as an expert on children and family issues.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Clair Mellenthin is the clinical director at Wasatch Family Therapy. She is the author of My Many Colors of Me Workbook; she maintains intellectual property rights and receives royalties. Ms. Mellenthin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Clair Mellenthin is the president of the Utah Association for Play Therapy.


Christine Dargon, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. She is currently in private practice in Northern Arizona where she offers a wide range of psychological services including play therapy, counseling for individuals of all ages, couples counseling and family therapy. Dr. Dargon specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, mood disorders and marriage counseling. She is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and is the Founder and Director of a Children’s Theater Company. She has much training and experience with Drama and Dance and now integrates that into her therapeutic work.

Dr. Dargon has also been teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 15 years specializing in Child Development and Counseling. She is currently on faculty at Grand Canyon University serving students in the Masters’ of Counseling Psychology Program and Ashford University teaching undergraduate courses. Dr. Dargon received her Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, her Masters’ of Science in Education in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University with a focus in School Counseling and her Bachelors’ in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Connecticut.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Christine Dargon maintains a private practice. She is on faculty at Grand Canyon University and Ashford University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Christine Dargon is a member of the Association for Play Therapy.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 061405 - Play Therapy: Proven Treatment Strategies for Trauma, Anxiety, OCD and More!
[+] [-] 085380 - Play Therapy
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Play Therapists