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Success Stories

“My experience in the play therapy lab has been a valuable and growing process, not only for myself, but for my client as well. I am incredibly thankful for this experience, as I know that it is highly unusual to have so much supervision and feedback and I have loved every minute of it.”

Debra French Pope
Counselor Education Intern
The CHILL Program

“Watching the process of [my client’s] progress develop through the stages of play has been such an insightful experience for me. It has enabled me to better understand and fully trust the process of Play Therapy.”

Amber Giannotta
Counselor Education Intern
St. Augustine Youth Services

“This experience just confirmed that Play Therapy is something I really want to do…I found the play therapy labs to be a very beneficial experience, not only in regards to practicing my play therapy skills, but also as a precursor to starting my practicum. It gave me more confidence and I was able to be more comfortable and less anxious about starting to work with clients on a regular basis.”

Molly Giannotta
Counselor Education Intern
Halifax Behavioral Services

“Upon entering the play therapy program, I was aware of the importance of play and many of the different techniques used in this form of therapy. It was not until really starting the sessions and observations of my peers that I fully grasped these techniques beyond the information that had been presented in my earlier studies and the information from the textbook. Watching these techniques work and help create change in different sessions assisted me in understanding the great impact of these techniques and begin to understand the true complexity in running a play therapy session.”

Amber Trinkle
Counselor Education Intern
Halifax Behavioral Services