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Igniting Change through Play: Introductory Workshop for School Clinicians

March 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Get ready to dive into the world of play therapy in elementary schools and discover how it can foster creativity, emotional expression, and

Next Place Therapy Services is excited to offer this great 6 hour training!

Join us for an exciting online event where we delve into the fascinating world of play therapy in elementary schools! This interactive session is perfect for educators, parents, and anyone interested in understanding the power of play in a child’s development.


Embark on a dynamic and immersive 4-hour online training tailored exclusively for school mental health clinicians eager to incorporate play therapy into their individual and group sessions, regardless of experience level. This virtual, hybrid experience introduces fundamental play therapy principles and equips you with practical strategies to elevate your therapeutic skills. Dive into the transformative world of play, discovering its profound impact on fostering emotional expression, building rapport, and nurturing the mental health of young students. Join us for an enriching session where theory meets application in the realm of online play therapy.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, March 29,2024

Time: 8:30 am to 3:30pm est

Location: Online

Cost: $150

During this event, we will explore various play therapy techniques and how they can be applied to support children’s emotional well-being and learning. Discover how play can be a powerful tool for self-expression, communication, and problem-solving.

Our expert speaker will share practical tips, case studies, and resources to help you integrate play therapy into your work or home environment. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of how play can foster resilience, creativity, and social skills in young minds.

Don’t miss out on this engaging and informative event!

Register now to secure your spot!

Learning Objectives:

Define play therapy and its importance in offering counseling in the school setting.

List the benefits of play therapy for elementary school students.

Learn various play therapy techniques suitable for different age groups.

Discuss the therapeutic value of art, games, and other creative activities.

Explore strategies for building rapport and trust with elementary school students.

Gain insights into using play therapy to address common mental health concerns in elementary school children.


6 NBCC CEUS (Next Place Therapy Services is an approved provider #17-526

6 NASW CEUS ( pending approval)

6 Live Webinar Hours ( Next Place Therapy SErvics is an approved providr #7270)


Check your time zone, the webinar will be EST time.

Must actively attend the entire webinar.

As this is a LIVE event, there are no refunds.

At Next Place Therapy Services, we’re thrilled to embark on this learning journey with you! Our training environments are designed to be inclusive, accessible, and full of support.

Need accommodations? We’re here to help! Let us know your specific needs, and we’ll make sure you have what you require.

Expect a warm and supportive vibe throughout the training. Im ready to assist and make your experience memorable.

Your participation makes our community richer. If you have any questions or requests, drop us a line to me at

Play Well

Sabra, Owner/Trainer

About the Trainer!

Meet Sabra, a dynamic and experienced professional with over 15 years of dedicated service in school settings. Sabra’s journey includes working as a social worker in both DC Public Schools (DCPS) and Charter Schools in Washington, D.C.

Her passion for education led her to spend three impactful years teaching 4th grade at Miner Elementary School. Sabra holds a Master’s in Social Work from Catholic University and a Master’s in Education from American University, a testament to her commitment to holistic education.

Sabra’s dedication extends beyond traditional roles; she currently provides social work services as a contract social worker. Her approach is characterized by a strong commitment to students, staff, and parents in the school setting.

With a keen interest in therapeutic interventions, Sabra specializes in using sandtray and play therapy to empower students socially and academically. Her expertise goes beyond direct service; Sabra finds joy in consulting, supervising, and training mental health clinicians in the art of play therapy and sandtray therapy.

Known for her high energy, humor, and playful training style, Sabra ensures that every participant has a great learning experience. Join Sabra on a journey of discovery, laughter, and skill-building in the realm of play therapy.


Sabra Starnes, LICSW,LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed
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