Seminars & Keynotes

Cary speaks at schools, non-profits, organizations, & with other community organizations for individual events or ongoing lecture series. Each presentation is tailored to meet the event’s unique audience. 
Experience is key, so Cary uses Q & A format to multi-media presentations.
Each event is structured for your group/community’s unique needs crafted just for your audience.
FACEBOOK GROUP for professionals seeking knowledge & consultation on 
Neurodiversity & Sensory for Child & Play Therapists:

Making Sense of Sensory Processing Disorder  and Neurodiversity in Play Therapy, International Association for Play Therapy (APT) Annual Conference, October 2019, Dallas, Tx.

“Sense-Sational” Play Therapy: Play Therapy Interventions & Considerations for Sensory Processing-Related Challenges. 2 Day Keynote June 2019, Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies, Portland, OR

“Sense-Sational” Play Therapy: Play Therapy Interventions & Considerations for Sensory Processing-Related Challenges. 2 Day Keynote March 2019, North Carolina Assoc. for Play Therapy


Navigating the Roles of Play Therapists based on ethical guidelines and best practices. WAAPT Annual Conference, March 2018, Seattle, WA


“Sense-sational” Play Therapy: Considerations for Sensory Processing-Related Challenges International Association for Play Therapy (APT) Annual Conference, October 2018, Pheonix, AZ


Power of Sandtray Therapy APT Provider 12-334 Workshop, August 2018, Atlantic Street Center


Child Centered Play Therapy: Theory, Technique, and Application of Child Centered Play Therapy, APT Provider 12-334 Workshop, July 2018, Atlantic Street Center


Come to Your Senses – We All Have Them: Play Therapy Applications for Sensory Processing Challenges, APT Provider 12-334 Workshop Compass Health  May 2018, Seattle, WA

Play Therapy & Sensory Topics

Organizations & School Topics

Connection before Correction: ACEs, Interpersonal Neurobiology, & Play in Educational Settings. Americorp Olympia, WA 2019

Connection before Correction: ACEs, Interpersonal Neurobiology, & Play in Educational Settings. Rainer School District 2019 


Using Play to Connect, Empower & Build Relationships, May 2019. Americorp Group Community Youth Services. 


Using the power of Play in Educational

Environments. April 2019, Tacoma Public Schools and Tacoma Children's Museum UW Tacoma Campus

Parenting Playfully: Brain Based, Play Powered Parenting Strategies.

HOCM Olympia 2018

Using play to manage behaviors in social settings. November 2017, Hands on Children Museum Olympia WA


Testimonials from Cary's Presentations


Cary's presentation was one of the best professional development trainings our district has had. The knowledge, information, and shared skills will be used throughout the district. We will have her back again soon. - Teacher/Principal RSD

“Cary’s dynamic presentation on Play Therapy to the annual meeting of Northwest Association of Youth Museums provided important tools museum staff can use with children and families in their everyday work in the museum setting and in educational programs.  Her energetic speaking style kept participants engaged throughout and her follow up materials were much appreciated.”  

-Anna Sayre, Director of Operations & Education Hands On Children’s Museum, Olympia, WA

"Cary's presentation on child development and the power of play was delightful and jam packed with information to take away. I learned more in three hours with Cary then other parent education programs all together."

-Tiffany, Parent in Olympia, WA

"This presentation on sensory systems and child development has been instrumental in applying my graduate learning to real world applications. Cary's ability to integrate brain science in a straightforward manner enables the learner to apply learned skills that DAY! I will be seeking further trainings from Cary out in the future." 

-Shannon, Child Care Provider Portland, OR

Every therapist who works with children and teens needs this train as early in thier professional career as possible, I not only learned a wealth of information about our senses and how to regulate the therapy room, but a lot about my own sensitivities as well.

-Jane, NCAPT

Cary M. Hamilton is skilled & engaging speaker.

She has provided international & national speaking engagements & trainings to

organizations, non-profits, & universities.

She speaks on: ACE's & Neurobiological Development, Trauma Informed Care, Shame Resiliency, Sensory Processing Challenges, Interpersonal Relational Parenting, Child Mental Health, Whole Family Wellness, Play Therapy, & Sand Tray Therapy to name a few.


Interested in the The Daring Way personal or organizational:

 Shame Resilience, Compassion & Empathy, 

& Parenting for the Wholehearted- more here!


Cary tailors her talks based on requests to ensure the exceed expectations. 

These are highly experiential, practical, & full of take away information. 

If you are interested in Cary presenting contact her here.

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