Author & Presenter

Alison Chown

Play Therapist - UK

Ali Chown is a Play Therapist, Specialist Education Practitioner (SEMH), supervisor and trainer holding Post Graduate Diplomas in Play Therapy and Special Educational Needs and a Master’s in Education. She has pioneered outdoor play therapy in the UK since 2010 writing Play Therapy in the Outdoors in 2014, The Practical Guide to Play Therapy in the Outdoors in 2017 and has chapters in The Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy. She is the co-founder and facilitator of The Collaboration of Outdoor Play Therapists and devised and delivers their Best Practice Certificate course. Ali has presented at the BAPT Annual Conference, the Romanian Institute for Play and Drama Therapy and lectured on the impact of trauma on learning to teachers from the MYME Mobile Education Project in Myanmar. She loves connecting to
nature with sea swimming, ‘being’ on the beach, walking, camping and gardening in Weymouth, Dorset, England. She can be reached at www.facebook.com/COOPTUK/

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