First Play Therapy

Are you wondering how to get the most out of attending a conference? 

The truth is, the people who get the most of conferences are those that build relationships. No, that doesn't mean shoving your business card into a hundred people's hands- but it does mean having meaningful conversations with people and really getting to know them. 

If you are introvert- look for people who you can go out for coffee or lunch with and have a good 1:1 conversation. If you are an extrovert- make sure you temper yourself so you can slow down and enjoy the individual people. 

Today we are going to introduce you to another professional we met at the Annual Play Therapy Conference in Houston. Janet Courtney, Phd is passionate about children's play. She has developed amazing books and trainings programs for parents and clinicians about First Play.

We talk with her about teaching parents healthy touch, the fears that clinicians have about talking about touch in play therapy, and more. Watch this video, or listen to the interview by clicking the button below today! It is a great story of how therapists are going beyond the couch into multiple streams of income and taking their message to a wider audience. 

What did you think? What questions came up for you? Learn more about Janet Courtney, Phd and her work here. Oh, and sweet Janet sent me home with one of her books to check out- I got home, spent time with my family and by the time I woke up the next morning my son had read her book! I asked him how we liked it- and he said he did- but said "you are supposed to do it with me mom!" So, there you are, 7yo approved! 

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Miranda Palmer

I have successfully built a cash pay psychotherapy practice from scratch on a shoestring budget. I have also failed a licensed exam by 1 point (only to have the licensing board send me a later months later saying I passed), started an online study group to ease my own isolation and have now reached thousands of therapists across the country, helped other therapists market their psychotherapy practices, and helped awesome business owners move from close to closing their doors, to being profitable in less than 6 weeks. I've failed at launching online programs. I've had wild success at launching online programs. I've made mistakes in private practice I've taught others how to avoid my mistakes. You can do this. You were called to this work. Now- go do it! Find some help or inspiration as you need it- but do the work!