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About This Show
Play Therapy Community will present a fresh, insightful episode once a week, usually on Thursday mornings.
On this podcast, we will cover topics such as play therapy techniques and resources, group therapy, maternal mental health, picky eaters, struggles in school, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and so much more. We’ll also delve into specific diagnosis such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc. Difficult topics, such as parenting through separation/divorce, depression, anxiety struggles, relationship struggles, and such will be explored as well.
As the host of Play Therapy Community, I feel honored that you are joining us on this journey for knowledge to truly help our children in a way that honors their mind, body, and soul. My name is Jackie Flynn, and I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Education Specialist, Adolescent Life Coach and a Parent Educator.
Most Recent Episode
64: Brief, Low Cost, Minimal Prep Play Therapy Techniques with Jackie Flynn EdS, LMHC, RPT
3 days ago
Double Mirror Doodle Using a large piece of paper and 2 crayons, have the student doodle a mirror image design. This helps with grounding, focus, and clarity through bilateral integration of both hemispheres of the brain. Materials Large Paper 2 crayons What Happened Next Using a large piece of paper and something to write with, have the student sequentially tell the story of what happened from beginning to the end. This narrative supports "top-down" processing of the event. Materials Large Paper Pen, Pencil, or Crayons Tumbling Blocks Conversation Prompts Using a Jenga (or generic version) game, the child and the counselor will pull a block and respond to the prompt on the block. This can be used for a variety of topics to include coping skills, social situations, icebreaker, friendship skills, etc. Pick-Up Straws Using straws, students will pick up a straw and respond to a prompt coordinated with the color-coded prompts on a list of prompts in variety of areas. Materials Package of Straws with a Variety of Colors Career Charades In this activity, the child(re) will act out a carreer while the others guess. It can be an ice breaker or connecting activity as well for groups. Slips of paper with careers or modified prompts to direct the child on what to act out in charades style. Career Creation Through clay creations, the child or teen will mold the dough or clay to form a symbolic representation of the career. For example, they may create a toothbrush for a dentist. This can be modified to fit the topic of the area in need of supporting, such as emotional literacy and expression, fam