June 27: Play Therapy Symposium

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Third Annual Play Therapy Symposium
What is Theraplay?
Featuring Mary Ring, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT/s
Friday, June 27, 2014
8:30am – 4:00pm
Thompson Conference Center
For information: 512-471-2886 or ssw-profdev@utlists.utexas.edu


Theraplay is a short-term, therapist-guided dyadic psychotherapy that focuses on parent-child relationships. This training will include interactive elements to practice a variety of Theraplay activities, as well as videos of Theraplay sessions.

Mary Ring received a B.S. in Special Education from University of Houston in 1973, and for several years taught school for various ages and grade levels. For the past 15 years she has served as a counselor for The Juliana Poor Memorial Counseling Center at Houston’s First Baptist Church, and is now the clinical coordinator of the family team, and has developed a structured family treatment program. In October of 2005 she became a Certified Theraplay Therapist, and has led workshops for parents and therapists using Theraplay, Play Therapy and Play Parenting materials. She became a certified Theraplay Trainer in 2007 and has trained in the U.S, Europe and South Africa.

The Annual Play Therapy Symposia are possible thanks to support from The Norma and Clay Leben Endowment for Excellence in Play Therapy Methods.