Dr. April Duncan (DSW, LCSW, RPT-S) obtained her Bachelor’s in Arts & Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2006), Masters of Social Work from Saint Louis University (2012) and Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Southern California (2021). She is the founder of BMH Connect, an organization focused on Black youth empowerment through the use of play therapy. Dr. April is a racial trauma expert and leader in her field in advocating for the mental health needs of Black children. Her book, “Black Students Matter: Play Therapy Techniques to Address Racial Trauma in Black Students” provides an innovative approach to address mental health issues in Black children through the use of play therapy. She also is an adjunct instructor in the online MSW program at Tulane University. With over ten years of clinical experience, Dr. April has worked collaboratively with various stakeholders in schools, the juvenile justice system and the child welfare system, to teach the importance of recognizing and addressing trauma in children from all backgrounds. Dr. April also serves on the advisory board for the World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals.Show More
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Integrating Sandtray Therapy into the Playroom
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This was a fantastic training, there were so many creative ideas presented with information about the theories behind using the different interventions. I look forward to future offerings!Read More
This training was an excellent place to learn specific activities to implement in my practice. The presenters were knowledgeable on their topic and brought to the table alternatives with the activities supplies if you are unable to obtain what they used for the activity. I loved learning the science behind the activities and how to discuss afterwards with our clients.Read More
Both instructors presented the material on enuresis and encopresis in a very informative and engaging manner. I learned applicable techniques I can use with clients (and with my own child’s bed wetting issues) such as creating a visual bathroom map to better help a child that is dealing with this issue.Read More
Very professional. Loved the whole series and learned many helpful interventions and techniques that are relevant to working with child survivors of sexual assaultRead More
This training was very well done and so helpful during this time when clinicians are heavily engaging in teletherapy. I feel I can utilize each technique presented because they were presented and explained so well. The handout given along with this training is also very well put together and greatly assists me in facilitating various interventions.Read More
The 2021 play therapy conference was a wonderful experience! It had many practical interventions to utilize during our therapeutic sessions. I loved the multicultural aspect of different presenters from around the world. I am looking forward to future trainings.Read More
Excellent speaker and such a deep and important topic!Julia Vladimirskiy, LCSW
The instructor was very knowledgeable and presented the material in an engaging manner explaining how to help out clients to work through sexual trauma and grief and providing concrete interventions we can use in our own sessions with clients.Read More
The information was clear and thorough and explained the relevant concerns and how to address them and teach sexuality in a healthy way. The instructor was very knowledgeable and engaging.Read More
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