NMAPT Annual Conference

Saturday April 17, 2021


Meet Brooke

Brooke Harris, MA, LPC, RPT, PMH-C is a play therapist residing in Evergreen, Colorado. Her private practice focuses on play therapy and EMDR therapy. She recently completed a one year fellowship program, The Irving Harris Fellowship in Infant Mental Health and Advanced Child Development, at UC Denver Anschutz in the Department of Psychiatry. Brooke volunteers on the Colorado Association for Play Therapy board of directors and is currently participating in the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learning Collaborative through the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health. Brooke is passionate about supporting young children and their families and believes that Infant Mental Health and Play Therapy complement each other well in the therapeutic process.

Using IMH to Support Parents During Play Therapy Treatment



After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will be able to identify and describe at least 3 infant mental health concepts that can aid them in working with parents, caregivers and families during the play therapy process.

  2. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 assessments that can help with case conceptualization during play therapy treatment.

  3. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 interventions to use during play therapy that support the parent child relationship.

Meet Carmen

Carmen Jimenez-Pride is the founder, and Executive Director of Outspoken Counseling and Consulting. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Internal Family Systems Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Children Yoga Teacher and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.


Carmen is the developer of Diversity in Play Therapy Inc.; and creator/organizer of the 2020 Diversity in Play Therapy Summit. 


Carmen received her Bachelor of Social Work with a certificate in Child Protective Services from Benedict College. She was then accepted into the advanced standing program at the University of South Carolina earning a Master of Social Work with a focus on communities and organizations. Carmen’s passion is youth/ children, and she has dedicated herself not only to enriching the lives of children, but also providing the tools and curriculum for clinicians to ensure her goal to reach others has an even farther span in society. 

Looking Deeper into the Presenting Problem: Practicing Cultural Humility and Ethics in the Play Therapy Room


After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and analyze culture, cultural competence and cultural humility.  

  2. Identify the therapeutic powers of play and the relationship with diverse populations. 

  3. Discuss play therapy with a cultural humility perspective.

  4. List ways in which play therapists can practice cultural humility within their play therapy settings. 

  5. Analyze current play therapy practices and the role of the play therapist. 

  6. Discuss therapeutic models and perspective for focusing on culture and race that can be incorporated into play therapy practice. 

  7. Demonstrate play therapy activities that can be utilized in the playroom and sandtray.

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