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Presentations & Trainings

Professional Trainings & 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 for multi-media presentations.
Each event is structured for your group/community’s unique needs and
 crafted just for your audience.

If you are interested in Cary presenting, contact her here.

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Neurodiversity & Sensory for Child & Play Therapists

AKAPT Intro to CCPT

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Play Therapy & Sensory Topics

Neurodiversity and Neuroaffirming Play Therapy: Embracing Differences for Effective Play Therapy Practice. Alaska Association for Play Therapy, Live Webinar  March 2024

Child-Centered Play Therapy Essentials: An Introductory Course. Alaska Association for Play Therapy, Live Webinar February 2024

Supervision in Play Therapy Theory & Methods.

Oklahoma Association for Play Therapy Conference,  January 2023

“Sense-sational” Play Therapy: Play Interventions for Sensory Processing Sensitivities. Oklahoma Association for Play Therapy Conference,  January 2023

“Sense-sational” Play Therapy: Play Interventions for Sensory Processing Sensitivities. Hills Country Texas Association for Play Therapy Winter Conference,

January 2022, Online

“Sense-sational” Play Therapy: Play Interventions for Sensory Processing Sensitivities. International Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, October 2021,

Little Rock Arkansas

“Sense-Sational” Play Therapy: Play Therapy Interventions & Considerations for Sensory Processing-Related Challenges. 2 Day Keynote January 2020,

Oregon Assoc. for Play Therapy

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

Organizations & School Topics

Connection before Correction: Neuroscience,

Post-COVID Trauma & Regulation in

Educational Settings.

Eton Montessori Schools, November 2023

 

Playfully Managing the Stress Cycle of those working in service to children. Hands-on Children's Museum, September 2023

Connection before Correction: Neuroscience,

Post-COVID Trauma & Regulation in

Educational Settings.

Hands-on Children's Museum, September 2022

Connection before Correction: Neuroscience,

Post-COVID Trauma & Regulation in

Educational Settings.

Griffin School District, September 2022

Rising Strong with the Brain in Mind 

Sound to Harbor Early Learning Programs Capital Region ESD 113, Lacey, WA August 2021

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

Cary presents from a trauma-informed lens based on neuroscience research and child development. Cary is known for presenting in an informative, experiential manner, with handout takeaways summarizing and ensuring attendees maintain the learning objectives. Her work is founded on Dr. Perry's Neurosequential Developmental Model, Somatosensory Regulation, and Evidenced-Based Play Therapy Strategies, harnessing the therapeutic realm and real-world experiences into an informative lecture full of takeaways that can be used immediately.

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TESTIMONIALS

Every therapist needs this training. The real-world examples and applicable strategies for identifying, understanding, and working with all children and their sensory needs will expand a clinician's knowledge and ability to help their clients.

-General Feedback, APT Dallas TX 2019

Cary's presentation was one of the best professional development training 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 than 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 training from Cary out in the future." 

-Shannon, Child Care Provider Portland, OR

Every therapist who works with children and teens needs this training as early in their 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 a skilled & engaging speaker.

She has provided international & national speaking engagements & training to

organizations, non-profits, & universities.

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

 

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