Next Level Play Therapy Podcast

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Latest Episode Show Notes

How Do You Know If Play Therapy Works? 

How Can Play Therapy Heal Preverbal Trauma 

What Are the Best Play Therapy Techniques for Connection

What are the Therapeutic Powers of Play in Play Therapy

Hi, I'm Cathi!

I am dedicated to supporting child and adolescent mental health professionals in seamlessly integrating play therapy and expressive arts into their clinical practice.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, I bring extensive experience and expertise to guide mental health professionals using a neuroscience and attachment lens in their work with children, adolescents, and families.

With a deep understanding of the intricate nuances of therapeutic interventions, I authored "Attachment-Focused Family Play Therapy: An Intervention for Children and Adolescents After Trauma" providing invaluable insights for professionals in the field.

Beyond my professional endeavors, I am a proud mother of two amazing young adult men, a devoted wife, and a passionate dog mommy who finds solace and inspiration in nature and the great outdoors.

Join me on this enriching journey as we empower and uplift each other in the realm of child and adolescent mental health.

Cathi Spooner

Want to be a Guest on Next Level Play Therapy? 

You're the perfect fit if you:

  • Are An Expert in Child and Adolescent Mental Health: We're looking for someone who really knows their stuff when it comes to working with kids and teens. Whether they're a therapist, counselor, educator, or researcher, they should have a solid background in child and adolescent mental health.
  • Are An Innovative Thinker: We want guests who aren't afraid to think outside the box! Whether they're bringing fresh perspectives, new techniques, or innovative ideas to the table, we're all ears.
  • Have Hands-On Experience: We love guests who've been in the trenches, working directly with kids, teens, and families. Whether they're sharing stories from their own practice or offering practical advice based on real-world experience, we value insights that come from the heart of the work.
  • Are Passionate Advocate: If our guests are as passionate about child and adolescent mental health as we are, we're off to a great start! We're looking for folks who are dedicated to making a difference, whether it's through advocacy, education, or direct service. 
  • Are Great Communicator: Let's keep it real – nobody wants to listen to a boring podcast! We're on the lookout for guests who can take complex topics and make them fun, relatable, and easy to understand. Bonus points if they've got a good sense of humor!  
  • Have Personal Connection: Whether they've got their own story to share or they're just deeply passionate about the topic, we love guests who bring a personal touch to the conversation. After all, it's the human connection that makes the biggest impact!

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