Julie Nash, Ph.D., RPT-S
RIVERSIDE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, LLC
About Dr. Nash

Dr. Julie Nash is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She obtained her Ph.D. at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and completed her internship and postdoctoral residency at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. Dr. Nash is the author of multiple book chapters on the development of social skills and using play therapy to treat social skills deficits, as well as introductions to play therapy and working with preschool children. She has presented at national and international conferences on play therapy and has been trained in using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to work with children facing the results of a variety of traumas. The former Foster Care Clinic Coordinator, On Site Behavioral Health Director, and Training Director of the postdoctoral residency at a multi-site community health center, Dr. Nash is now in private practice. Dr. Nash is the owner of Riverside Psychological Associates, LLC in Centerbrook, CT where she provides individual and family therapy sessions for people across the age range. She is also an Assistant Professor at Liberty University in the Center for Counseling and Family Studies.

Dr. Nash is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). She is on the board of directors for the New England Association for Play Therapy. A graduate of APT's Leadership Academy, she is a reviewer for Play Therapy magazine published by APT and edits the newsletter for the New England branch. Dr. Nash is the social services consultant at a local Kindercare Learning Center.

Workshops and Seminars in addition to trainings offered here:

Nash, J. B. (November 2013). Treating trauma reactions in the school. Invited workshop, Western Connecticut State University play therapy annual conference, Connecticut.

 

Nash, J. B. and Schaefer, C. E. (October 2013). Foundations of play therapy. Invited workshop, Association for Play Therapy national conference, California.

 

Nash, J. B. and Schaefer, C. E. (October 2012). Foundations of play therapy. Invited workshop, Association for Play Therapy national conference, Ohio.

Nash, J. B. and Schaefer, C. E. (October 2011). Foundations of play therapy. Invited workshop, Association for Play Therapy national conference, California.

Nash, J. B. (March 2009). Play therapy goes to school. Invited workshop, Connecticut Association of Private Special Education Facilities, Connecticut.

Nash, J. B. (March 2009). Play therapy and the school. Invited workshop, Grace S. Webb School/Institute of Living, Connecticut.

Nash, J. B. and Newman, E. (July 2008). Advanced group play therapy. Invited seminar, The Play Therapy Training Institute, Inc., New Jersey.

Nash, J. B. and Newman, E. (July 2007; February 2008). Group play therapy. Invited seminar, The Play Therapy Training Institute, Inc., New Jersey.

 

            Nash, J. B. (June 2007). Using play group therapy to teach social skills. Invited workshop, International Play Therapy Study Group, Wroxton, England.

Blundon, J. (December 2006).  Psychology and play: Using children’s language to teach social skills. Invited workshop. Cedar Grove High School, New Jersey.

Blundon, J. and Newman, E. (December 2006). The use of play therapy for social skills deficits. Invited seminar, The Play Therapy Training Institute, Inc., New Jersey.

Publications

Nash, J. B. (in press). Play therapy interventions for children's nighttime fears. In A. Drewes and C. Schaefer (Eds.)., Childhood Anxieties, Fears & Phobias. New York: Guilford.

Nash, J.B. (2013). The power of social competence.  In A. Drewes and C. Schaefer (Eds.)., Therapeutic Powers of Play, 2nd Edition.  New York: Wiley.

Nash, J.B. (2013, March). Incorporating play therapy into an integrated care model. Play Therapy, 8, 1, 16-19.

Schaefer, C. E. & Nash, J. B. (2012, March). Top 10 things that every play therapist should know about play therapy. Play Therapy, 7, 1, 20-23.

Nash, J. B. & Schaefer, C. (2011). Play Therapy for Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders. In C. Schaefer (Ed.)., Integrative Play Therapy. New York: Guilford Press.

Nash, J. B. & Schaefer, C. (2011). Basic Concepts and Practices in Play Therapy. In C. Schaefer (Ed.)., Foundations of Play Therapy.  New York: Wiley.

Nash, J. B. & Schaefer, C. (2009). Clinical and Developmental Issues in Psychotherapy With Preschool Children: Laying the Groundwork for Play Therapy. In C. Schaefer (Ed.)., Play Therapy for Preschool Children. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Nash, J. B. & Schaefer, C. (2007). Play group therapy for social skills deficits in children: A ten session training manual.  (Available from Julie Nash).

Blundon, J. & Schaefer, C. (2006). The role of parent-child play in children’s development. Psychology and Education: An Integrated Journal, 43, pp. 1-10.

Blundon, J. & Schaefer, C. (2006). The use of play group therapy for children with social skills deficits. In H. Kaduson & C. Schaefer (Eds.), Short-term play therapy for children, second edition. New York: Guilford Press.

Blundon, J., Neubauer, J., Mesnik, J., Candan, K., & Sigal, J. (2006). The effects of patient age and diagnosis on perceived necessity of psychological and medical treatment by young adults. The Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 8, pp. 33-38.

Contributing Author: Dumont, R., & Willis, J. O. (2005). Test descriptions and reviews. In E. Fletcher-Janzen & C. R. Reynolds (Eds.), The special education almanac (pp. 39-146). New York: Wiley.