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Play Therapy & Other Creative Interventions

  • Explore effective techniques for family issues, anger, attention, grief, trauma and more!
  • Become more effectively engaged in creative treatments
  • 10 new creative interventions to implement with your clients tomorrow!

Join Dr. Mistie Barnes as she presents a lively, practical, experience-based seminar on a growing field of interest that will revitalize you and your work. Learn to incorporate fun and creativity with children, adolescents, and families!

Learn more about play therapy, how it works and the therapeutic relationship. You will also learn methods and techniques of non-structured play therapy, a highly effective method for working with children and adolescents. Explore and learn creative, practical skills and techniques to address trauma, stress, poor coping skills, family relationships, anxiety, low self-esteem, attention and concentration and more, to effectively treat your clients, in a clinical or a school setting.

Explore techniques such as:

  • Don’t Shut the Door
  • Construction Poem
  • Body of Emotions
  • Pieces of Me
  • CD of ME
  • Mandalas
  • Plus Many More!

By implementing and incorporating these creative techniques and interventions, you will have an opportunity to connect and develop a strong therapeutic relationship, address problem areas and teach new skills and behaviors through a medium which is less intimidating and more effective than talk therapy alone.

Dr. Barnes demonstrates creative interventions and techniques, incorporates videos of real play therapy sessions, PowerPoint, and provides an opportunity to experience some of these interventions first hand. Dr. Barnes also offers practical ideas and suggestions for setting up and stocking a creatively-friendly therapy room, locating resources, and obtaining credentialing to become a registered play therapist.


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Dr. Mistie Barnes
5 Hours 51 Minutes
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07 May, 2014
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Dr. Mistie Barnes's Profile

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DR. MISTIE BARNES is a licensed professional counselor-supervisor and a registered play therapist-supervisor. She has over 12 years of experience working directly with children, adolescents, and families, and she specializes in utilizing play therapy with these populations. She works with a range of issues, including anxiety disorders, divorce, foster care and adoption, grief, ADHD, depression, and more, with a specialization in trauma and abuse issues. Dr. Barnes is a professor of Counselor Education at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. She is the founder and director of the Delta State University Play Therapy Training Institute. She provides ongoing training in the field of play therapy, hosts conferences with international speakers, and supervises interns who provide free services in the community. Dr. Barnes also maintains a limited private practice, provides clinical consultation and supervision in counseling and play therapy, speaks nationally on play therapy and related topics, is regularly quoted and interviewed by local and regional newspapers, and has published chapters and techniques in several books. She serves on several committees with the Association for Play Therapy, is the current clinical editor for the Association for Play Therapy Mining Reports, and is president of the Mississippi Association for Play Therapy.


Dr. Barnes received her Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University, Sarasota, her Masters’ of Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Mississippi with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health, and her Bachelors’ of Arts in English and Psychology from the University of Mississippi. She went on to receive specialized training to obtain credentialing as a registered play therapist and as a registered play therapist-supervisor, as well as a board qualified supervisor for the state of Mississippi.

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  • Identify at least 10 new creative interventions to implement with your clients tomorrow!
  • Explain two common problems found in the play room.
  • Describe what play therapy is, what it is not, and how to more effectively engage in creative treatments.
  • Explain effective techniques for family issues, anger, attention, grief, trauma and more!
  • Define uses and types of creative interventions.
  • Identify the components of the therapeutic relationship.


The Quick and Dirty Essentials of Play Therapy

  • Therapeutic Power of Play Therapy
  • Essential Qualities of a Play Therapist
  • Who Benefits from Play Therapy
  • Play Therapy Skills

What Play Really Means!

  • How to Read Play Behaviors
  • Defining Play Themes
  • Examples of Play Behaviors and Themes

The Nuts and Bolts of Setting up your own Play Therapy Room

  • The Play Room
  • Toys in the Play Room
  • Toy issues

Common Problems in the Play Room

  • Using silence
  • Refusing to leave
  • Parents in the play room

Ethical Issues in Treatment

  • Key Concepts
  • Ethics in the Use of Technology

Explore Creative Interventions

  • Uses of Creative Interventions
  • Types of Creative Interventions

Learn and Experience Creative Interventions

  • Creative Interventions for Engagement/Assessment
  • Creative Interventions for Treatment

Materials and Resources for Working with Children, Teens, and Families

Hints, Tips and Other Things We’ve Learned

Play Therapy Wrap-Up

  • Credentialing
  • Resources for Training

Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Teachers/Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS,Play Therapists,and other Mental Health Professionals



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