Sunday, September 12, 2010


Hey Sandtray Worldplay Michigan users...
We haven't had any postings in a long time..
Is that because we are all comfortable using facebook now.
This is a great place to post tray photos or discuss themes that showed up at supervision groups.
How is the Level One in Michigan coming?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hope that all of you had a lovely day with loved ones. We have lots of snow in Ontario just in time for Christmas. Theresa

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Exciting News

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families:
Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques
Edited By
Liana Lowenstein

I submitted an article in this book entitled : Memory Quilt

“Liana Lowenstein is well known in the field of children’s mental health and continually offers practical and effective tools and activities for clinicians to use in their work. In this book she has gathered a diverse collection of helpful techniques from a diverse group of professionals. Anyone working with children, youth or families are sure to find many activities which can be quickly and easily utilized in their clinical work. This book is a must have resource.”
-Greg Lubimiv, MSW, CPT-S, Phoenix Centre, Pembroke, ON;author of Wings for Our Children
"A delightful addition to the world of play therapy techniques! This well-organized volume, with over 50 contributors, offers a wide variety of activities in a quick and easy format for busy clinicians. It will surely become a well-used book for practitioners seeking creative and therapeutically-stimulating interventions for their child and teen clients. Highly recommended!"
- Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, MA, RPT-S, Astor Home for Children, Poughkeepsie, NY
“Every so often a true gem is discovered in the field of child therapy that quickly becomes the gold standard. Liana Lowenstein skillfully selected some of today’s best clinicians and combines their favorite techniques into a true treasure. Anyone who wants to help children, teens, and families overcome obstacles will want this book. I can’t wait to implement these activities in my practice!”
- Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S, Healing Kidz, Lake Charles, LA
In this comprehensive resource, Liana Lowenstein has compiled an impressive collection of techniques from experienced practitioners. Interventions are outlined for engaging, assessing, and treating children of all ages and their families. Activities address a range of issues including, Feelings Expression, Social Skills, Self-Esteem, and Termination. A “must have” for mental health professionals seeking to add creative interventions to their repertoire.
2008, 181 pages, Paperback US $27 / CDN $27

If anyone is interested in purchasing this from me you can pay me via pay pal and I will bring the book with me in the Spring.

I also just heard that a children's book that I wrote is to be published. The next step is to find an illustrator.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

emdr training

Hey all,
I am attending this training! wooo hoo. I am so excited.
However, I need somewhere to crash Thursday night - Saturday night and I can drive back to Canada after the training on Sunday..

Any one have a couch I can borrow? P.S. I just found out that I snore.. have to be honest , I wasn't too happy that I do but I don't think that I am loud.

xoxo Theresa

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rachel had baby #3...Third boy!

Luke Leon Kowatch
Friday, 7.25.08
7lbs. 7oz./ 19.5"

Swift delivery, mama Rachel and baby Luke are doing GREAT! Lots of sandtrayin' goin' on in that house!!

Hope you're all having a great summer! Be looking for e-mails from growingedgeadventure this fall! Did you all here about the EMDR training that Shana is organizing? Hope many of you can attend! Happy, lazy last summer days, Tina

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wroxton England

Well all, I am in Wroxton England with the likes of Virginia Ryan and Charles Schaefer and the list goes on. I still am not sure how I got invited to participate in this international study group but it is interesting. There are reps from around the world.
In our small group discussions -a well known Japanese therapist said that he has rarely had clients over nine build anything but static worlds.. I couldn't resist.....
So I showed him Gisela's web site and he asked me how one might respond after a person builds a world instead of just having them talk about how the world connects with their life... He was quite surprised that one could ask the builder to , SHOW ME HOW THE MOTHER WOULD GET TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD. ETC.ETC. in order to enliven the characters in the world.. unfortunately the computers here could not open the pdf files, but don't be surprised Gisela if you get a call from Japan. They need you...trying to connect with Liz but she has moved because she is now the ED of a non profit agency here... congrats to her. 2008 has been such a year of opportunity for me.. hope all of you are well.

Thinking about you Rachel - hope that the weather is not too hot where you are.. your baby must be growing.