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Training Child and Adolescent Therapists to Integrate Play Therapy & Expressive Arts into Clinical Practice like an Expert.

Cathi Spooner

RPT-S, LCSW

Training Child and Adolescent Therapists to Integrate Play Therapy & Expressive Arts into Clinical Practice like an Expert.

Become an expert child/adolescent therapist integrating play therapy and expressive arts into clinical practice confidently, effectively, and with integrity.

Play therapist and expressive arts

Are you a child and adolescent therapist who wants to integrate play therapy and creativity into your clinical work with your clients and you need ideas about how to help them?

Are you struggling to use play therapy and expressive arts because you're not sure what to do in sessions or feeling lost because you don't know if what you're doing is actually helping and you feel like an imposter?

Do you struggle with knowing how to get parents to engage in the play therapy change process and sometimes feel intimidated when working with them (secretly wishing you could just work with children and not their parents)?

Do you need to know the best way to help your clients so you can make a real difference in their lives and become the "go to" person in your community to help children and teens heal?

Renewing Hearts Play Therapy Training specializes in helping you take your play therapy skills to the next level working with children, youth, and families using the therapeutic powers of play in the healing process.

Learn to effectively and confidently integrate play therapy and expressive arts with your clients of all ages so they can overcome their emotional difficulties and engage in the healing process.

Attachment Focused Family Play Therapy

Attachment-Focused Family Play Therapy: An Intervention for Children and Adolescents After Trauma

Check out my book for mental health professionals using play therapy with children and adolescents who've experienced trauma. This attachment-focused, neurobiology informed framework integrates family members into the treatment to help children heal within the context of their most important relationships

Programs and Services

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Professional Training for Mental Health Professionals

Professional training is an important part of being an effective child, adolescent, and family therapist. The vast majority of university programs don't train you to work effectively with children and adolescents. Cathi Spooner, LCSW, RPT-S, and Renewing Hearts Counseling & Consulting offer specialized training for you to learn how to effectively utilize the power of expressive arts and play therapy with your clients.

Play therapist with young client

Clinical Supervision & Consulting Services

In addition to professional training, it is important to learn how to implement the information learned from those trainings into “real time” clinical practice. Cathi Spooner, LCSW, RPT-S has worked in the mental health field with children, adolescents and families since 1988. Working in outpatient and residential treatment programs has provided her with the experience and knowledge necessary to help you effectively and confidently implement quality treatment for your clients experiencing even the most challenging problems. She has provided clinical supervision and consulting to mental health professionals  and agencies serving children, adolescents and families.  Showing them how to effectively implement play therapy and expressive arts modalities with integrity into their therapeutic milieu since 2007.

Contact me to discuss how to level up your skills using play therapy & expressive arts with your clients


I work with individuals and agencies to develop successful strategies and meet the treatment needs of your child and adolescent clients and their families using play therapy & expressive arts.

Contact me to schedule a free 30-minute video call if you're ready to level up your skills

Contact me to discuss how to level up your skills using play therapy & expressive arts with your clients


I work with individuals and agencies to develop successful strategies and meet the treatment needs of your child and adolescent clients and their families using play therapy & expressive arts.  Contact me to schedule a free 30-minute video call if you're ready to level up your skills