Sexual Abuse Treatment Methods Using Play Therapy


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In the video interview, Holly Willard LCSW, RPT-S, will be discussing her book: “You Are Amazing.” The coloring book teaches good touch versus bad touch while encouraging self-esteem. In our modern society, our children need to be educated about and protected from abuse.

Holly Willard Playroom Play Therapy Summit

Children need to understand the proper words for their private parts and that no one has the right to harm them or make them feel uncomfortable. Even more importantly, they need to recognize that they have value and can stand up for themselves. The book has fun, creative activities to build self-esteem, increase knowledge and strengthen bonds with caregivers. The book is based on play therapy and in the workshop she will describe additional experiential interventions that therapists can use.


1. Describe possible risk factors and symptoms of sexual abuse. Including empirical based treatment and recent statistics.

2. Identify three theoretical foundations of Play Therapy and identify appropriate use of the different Play Therapy approaches with sexual abuse, sexual reactivity and/or teaching appropriate touch

3. Describe how to include caregivers in teaching appropriate touch and self-esteem.

4.Describe five Play Therapy interventions for teaching healthy touch, self-esteem or healing from sexual abuse.

SPEAKER BIO - Holly Willard

Holly Willard, LCSW, RPT-S

Holly Willard LCSW, RPT-S is the owner of Grandview Family Counseling, a private practice in Bountiful, Utah. Holly Willard completed her Masters in Social Work from the University of Utah in 2000 and received her LCSW in 2002.

Since that time, she has worked in various clinical settings from school counseling, residential care, foster-care, outpatient clinics and private practice. Holly Willard has extensive background working with children, teens and families. She specializes in gender specific therapy and attachment issues. She is an adjunct professor at University of Utah and Westminster. Holly is a contributor to local television news and radio. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and presents nationally on play therapy topics. Holly Willard has served as the President of the Utah Play Therapy Board.



 1 Hour Non-Contact Credit Is Available For This Course With The Purchase Of The All Access Pass

(All Access Pass Purchase Offer Comes Immediately After Summit Registration!)

20 Total Hours of Credit Available As Part of the All Access Pass.  See terms here. 

**Play Therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals**

Summit Founder and Hostess:  Jennifer Taylor, LCSW, RPT-S

For questions or comments about this event, email info@jentaylorplaytherapy.com


Jennifer has nearly 20 years experience working with children and families.  She is currently licensed in Florida, Tennessee, and Hawaii.  She is EMDR Trained and TF-CBT Certified.  

She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Memphis and has presented at multiple national conferences.  Jennifer provides play therapy case consultation, supervision and training (APT Approved Provider 12-331).  

Oh, and she also has three children under the age of 4 and a pretty fantastic husband!