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.
Dr. Nash is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT), and is currently serving as Secretary on the Board of Directors for APT. She is former president of 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 is past chair of
the APT Conference Committee.
Workshops and Seminars in addition to trainings offered here:
Creating Powerful Play Therapy: The Therapeutic Powers of Play in Action.
Foundations of play therapy.
Group play therapy.
Treating trauma reactions in the school.
Using play group therapy to teach social skills.
Introduction to Sandtray in Play Therapy.
Integrating Nature into Sandtray and Play Therapy.
Email [email protected] to discuss trainings for your group. Multiple options are available and customizable for your group, with APT credits available.