Specializations: Trauma, Anxiety & Divorce
Dr. Shlomo Ariel, Ph.D. RPT, AAMFT
Dr. Shlomo Ariel is a senior clinical psychologist and family therapist in Israel, past president of the Israeli Play Therapy Association, widely published in his fields of expertise. His main relevant professional books are Multidimensional Therapy with Families Children and Adults: The Diamond Model (2018, Routledge, 2018); Integrative play therapy with individuals, families and groups ( Routledge) ; Strategic Family Play Therapy (Chichester, Wiley, 1992), Culturally Competent Family Therapy (Westport, Connecticut, Praeger, 1999) and Children’s Imaginative Play – a Visit to Wonderland (Westport, Connecticut, Praeger, 2002).
Specializations: Divorce, Technique & School Settings
Allan Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S
Author of An Allowance is Not a Bribe, Editor of The Administrative Challenges of (PLAY) Therapy, and an MSW graduate from Columbia University in New York, Kids Inc. Founder and CEO Allan M. Gonsher is a registered Play Therapy Supervisor and past member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, Association for Play Therapy, and past Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Allan is an adjunct professor at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, and a guest lecturer at the Hebrew University School of Social Work in Israel. Previously, Allan taught at the University of Nebraska School of Social Work, Drake University, and Creighton University.
Specializations: Trauma, Anxiety, School Settings & Techniques
Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT
Jackie Flynn, Host of Play Therapy Community ® is the founder EMDR and Play Therapy Integration Support, a former Certified School Counselor, Education Specialist, as well as the director of her private practice in Central Florida where she provides caring, thoughtful counseling and therapy to individuals of all ages, families, couples, and groups.
Specializations: Trauma, Anxiety, Divorce & Techniques
Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families in Toronto since 1988. She presents trainings across North America and abroad. Recent speaking engagements include China, South Africa, Israel, England, and Australia. She provides clinical supervision to mental health practitioners, and consults to mental health agencies. Liana’s 12 books on child and family therapy are known internationally for their innovative and practical techniques. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.
Specializations: Trauma, School Settings & Techniques
Corie Schoeneberg, PhD, LPC, RPT-S, NCC
Corie Schoeneberg, PhD is a Licensed Professional Counselor (MO & VA), Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a Board-Certified Counselor. Dr. Schoeneberg specializes in play therapy and childhood mental health with an emphasis in trauma and attachment problems, and she has provided counseling services for children and their families in the public-school system, private practice, non-profit, and youth home settings. Dr. Schoeneberg is the co-author of Preparing for trauma work in clinical mental health: A workbook to enhance self-awareness and promote safe, competent practice and is also the author of several book chapters and journal articles on trauma, play therapy, and creative interventions. Dr. Schoeneberg is an international and keynote presenter, and she provides clinical and play therapy supervision, consultation services, and interdisciplinary trainings. Dr. Schoeneberg is a Past President of the Missouri Association for Play Therapy, serves as the Chair for the University Education Committee for the Association for Play Therapy, and was the recipient of the 2019/2020 Emerging Leader Award for the Association for Play Therapy.
David Schatzkamer, LMHC, RPT-S
David Schatzkamer is a License Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). He has worked as a LMHC in Brooklyn NY in various settings, hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has distinguish knowledge and expertise in providing Child-Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy to children and their families. He has obtained incomparable training at the University of North Texas where he was a participant of the Intensive Play Therapy Supervision Program. He also is an advance Filial Therapist trained by Rise Van Fleet. He has presented at several conference on play therapy. He currently has a private practice where he provides counseling to children ages 3-10 and their families .
Sabra D. Starnes, LICSW,LCSW-C, M.Ed, RPT-S
Sabra D. Starnes is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland and Washington, DC. She has worked as a clinical social worker in the Washington, DC area, for over 21 years in various settings, hospitals, adoption agencies, schools, daycares, outpatient clinics and inpatient treatment centers. Sabra has a Masters in Social Work from Catholic University and a Master’s in Education from American University. She specializes in adoption, foster care, and parent coaching. Sabra is the owner and psychotherapist of Next Place Therapy, private practice in Largo, Maryland.