I enjoy continually learning new things. This list includes the variety of additional training and workshops that I have attended, plus presentations I have done and a chapter I have published. 

Training and Workshops 

Early Intervention for ASD: Building Rhythms in Relationships through DIR®(2022)

Stacy Sue Rosello, MA, OTR/L

Child-Centered Approaches to Effective Autism Treatment: Practical Strategies that Clinicians & Educators Can Use Right Away! (2022)

Jim Ball, EdD, BCBA-D

No More Autism Meltdowns: Strategies to Deescalate Meltdowns and Reduce Anxiety (2022)

Theory of Mind: Therapeutic Implications for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2022)

Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASDCS

Motivational Interviewing for High-Functioning Autism in Adulthood: An Insider’s Perspective

Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT(2022)

Different… Not Less (2021)

Temple Grandin, PhD

The Neuroscience of Safety: The Transformative Impact of the Polyvagal Theory on Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum (2021)

Stephen Porges, PhD

Sensorimotor Interventions to Improve Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Functioning: Neurological Approaches for Children and Adolescents with Autism (2021)

Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS

The Art and Science of Holistic Expressive Play Therapy: An Integrative Approach to Healing Complex Trauma, September-October 2020

Marie Jose Dhaese, and Dr. Richard Gaskill

Teletherapy, April 2020 

Nature Oriented Play Therapy, April 2020

Online Art Therapy, March 2020 

Tele-Play Therapy, March 2020 (part one)

Treating Trauma Though Sandtray Therapy, Jan. 2020 (Southern Sand Tray Institute)

Substance Abuse: Dual Diagnosis, Jan. 2020 (SAMHI – Udemy)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) – June 2019 (Homewood Health workskhop)

Play Therapy in Preschools – Jan. 2019

Concurrent Disorders – Nov. 2018 (MCFD)

Trauma-Informed CBT – May/June 2018 (MCFD)

Privacy and Information Sharing: Awareness Training for Contractors and Service Providers – May 2018 (MCFD/ Homewood Health)

DC:0-5 Training workshop – May 2018 (MCFD)

The Perpetual Preschool – 2016

  • Creating Learning Materials for Children 
  • The Importance of Block Play, 
  • Observing and Recording the Development of Young Children,
  • Creating Learning Mats

Expressive Therapies Summit; New York, NY, 2014 (18 education credit hours)

BCATA Conference, 2014 (6 education credit hours)

  • Puzzles, Mysteries and Paradoxes

CATA Conference, 2014

  • Fearless Expression
  • Opening Doors for Learning,
  • Spiritual Development, Peace of Mind
  • Community Art, Recycled Art,
  • Restarting Peace

Center for Expressive Therapy; Parksville, BC, 2010

levels 1 and 2)

Sand Play Therapy

  • A healing Journey for All ages
  • Images of Healing in Sand Pray Therapy

Center for Expressive Therapy; Parksville, BC, 2008 (24 education credit hours)

  • Expressive Play Therapy: A Holistic and Integrative Approaches

International Society for Child and Play Therapy; Vancouver, BC, 1998

  • The Creations and Therapeutic Application of Puppets in Therapy with Children (parts 1 & 2)
  •  Jungian Sandplay Therapy,
  • Anoxeria and Bulimia: The Silent Scream for Help

Canadian Play Therapy Conference; Vancouver, BC, 1996

  • Nature Oriented Psychotherapy,
  • Conducting a Successful Children’s Group,
  • The use of the Dollhouse in Child Psychotherapy, Endings
  •  Goodbyes in a Child’s Life and in the Therapeutic Process

Canadian Play Therapy Conference; Toronto, ON, 1995

  • Play in Different Cultures
  • Theraplay
  • Colour Emotional Chart
  • Play Therapy, Creativity and Childhood Trauma

Silent Voice – ASL intermediate level, 1988

ASL – beginners level

Workshops Presented 

Ministry of Children and Family Development, Burnaby, BC, 2018 

  • Introduction to Art Therapy – Sept-Nov/2018

Expressive Arts Symposium; New York, NY, 2015 

  • Therapeutic Scrapbooking and Art Therapy: Making the Connection

BC Art Therapy Association Conference; Sydney, BC, 2014

  • Therapeutic Scrapbooking and Art Therapy: Making the Connection

Canadian Art Therapy Association Conference; Nelson, BC, 2014

  • Creating with the Creator: Art Therapy and Spirituality

Centennial Place; Mission, BC, 2014

  • Art Therapy and Mental Wellness

Vancouver Health Authority; Vancouver, BC, 2014

  • Art Therapy and Mental Wellness


Stanwood, M. (2014).  Creating with the Creator: Art Therapy and Spirituality. In Fehlner, J.  & Fehlner, W.  (Eds.). Art Therapy as an Instrument of Peace. Nelson, Canada: Peaceful View Publishing.