Historic moments in professional sports and an increased spotlight on the mental health of athletes prompt Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, to answer an essential question: how do we frame this moment as a positive learning experience for our youth?
Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, is an international speaker, author, psychologist, and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor.Throughout her career, she has specialized in providing play therapy to children, teens, and their families.She is currently the Director of Child & Adolescents at Wasatch Family Therapy.Ms. Mellenthin frequently presents professional play therapy and family therapy trainings on Attachment-Centered Play Therapy, Family, and Trauma issues both nationally and internationally.
Ms. Mellenthin 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.She is the past-president of the Utah Association for Play Therapy and remains an active member on the Board of Directors.She is the author of the books Attachment Centered Play Therapy; Play Therapy: Engaging & Powerful Techniques for the Treatment of Childhood Disorders; My Many Colors of Me Workbookand has authored several chapters and articles.In addition to being an experienced play therapist and professor, Ms. Mellenthin also appears on local and national TV and radio as an expert on children and family issues.She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
Financial: Clair Mellenthin has an employment relationship with Wasatch Family Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. Ms. Mellenthin is a published author and receives royalties. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Clair Mellenthin serves on the Utah Play Therapy Association Board of Directors. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association for Play Therapy.