Play Therapy With African American Families and Other Multi-Cultural Considerations 


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In this video interview, Dr. Kristy Brumfield discusses her research on perceptions of play therapy with African American families.  She provides best practices on working within a multi-cultural framework including discussing race and its impact with parents and children.  She discusses challenges faced by clinicians when working with families using a cultural perspective. 


1.  Identify approaches to consultation that will work best for African American families or non-dominant cultures.

 2. Identify strengths and weakness of cross-cultural counselor caregiver relationships and how that applies in the play therapy setting.

3. Discuss current challenges experiences in working with parents and caregivers in a multi-cultural setting. 

SPEAKER BIO - Dr.  Kristy Brumfield

Dr. Kristy A. Brumfield is a counselor educator who joined the faculty at Immaculata University as an Associate Professor in January 2015 and joined the clinical team at Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services in Philadelphia during summer 2015.

Prior to this she was a member of the faculty at Xavier University of Louisiana and had been a counselor working with children and adolescents in New Orleans for over ten years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is also the President-elect for the Pennsylvania Association for Play Therapy. In addition to play therapy, her professional/research interests include work with preschool age children and families, filial therapy, group therapy with adolescents, and multicultural counseling. She has demonstrated a passion for utilizing creative counseling techniques with clients of all ages and has primarily done work with individuals from 3 ­-22 in various settings.


 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

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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!