Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Booth Event

Necessary Play and Fresh Roots Counseling hosted a booth at the World's Largest Baby Shower event in Springdale, AR this past weekend.  They estimated that there were over 5,000 people at the event.  This booth was a great way to get the word out about play therapy to families.


We set up the booth as a general play room, bringing various things from our offices.  We wanted parents, and children, to get a visual of how different play therapy can be.  We included two sensory trays, a puppet stage, a play area on the floor, and an art table.  We gave each child a coloring book on How to Deal with Bullying and then gave the parents our information and a brochure about play therapy created by the Association for Play Therapy. 

We had a tremendous response of families and parents that were interested in learning more about play therapy and how it is different from other types of child therapy.  I hope to do more events like this in the future to continue to promote play therapy and also do reduce the negative stigma that is often placed on counseling.

I am very thankful for my friend, and fellow play therapist, Temple Carson.  She was my partner in this booth and is a very passionate and talented counselor. 

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Licensed Associate Counselor, Licensed Assoicate Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist