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Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary - Charlotte

14542 Choate Cir

Charlotte, NC 28273

Charlotte, NC 28273-9103

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Come Attend a Continuing Education (CE) Event featuring Dr. Christa Phipps, Ph.D., LPCS, RPT-S, NCC

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“Play therapy is a powerful tool to use with adult clients because words are sometimes not enough. Client “stuckness” can derail the therapeutic process and frustrate the client. Using play therapy techniques in a safe and nurturing environment can facilitate movement and allow the client to feel safe to explore areas of him/herself that would be too difficult in talk therapy.”

Participants will:

 Understand the importance of the relationship when using play therapy with an adult client to aid in the client’s willingness to participate

 Discover why play is important for many different adult populations

 Learn ways to modify different play therapy techniques with adult clients

Dr. Christa Phipps has been a counselor for 20+ years and works with children as young as age 2.5, adolescents, college-aged students, couples, families, and adult women. She specializes in a variety of issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, and behavioral issues with children. She has worked at Hickory Grove since 2005 as a professional counselor and became the Clinical Supervisor in 2012. She has also worked in inpatient settings, group homes, Intensive In-Home counseling, and other outpatient facilities. As a counselor, she is humanistic in her thinking but uses a cognitive-behavioral approach and EMDR techniques to explore and reprocess past memories and negative cognitions. She values listening with a nonjudgmental attitude to change thought patterns that are not working. When working with young children, she uses child-centered play therapy techniques to assist in building self-esteem and EMDR to assist in changing behavior. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has been married for 25 plus years to Rev. Matthew J Phipps and has 2 children who are currently in college.

For questions about this event, please email us at maccinfo@gordonconwell.edu or call us at 704.940.5836.

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Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary - Charlotte

14542 Choate Cir

Charlotte, NC 28273

Charlotte, NC 28273-9103

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