DANDELIONSBy The Sea Seminars hosts the  Moving Stories e-Library and provides workshops for play therapists and mental health clinicians, in beautiful Maine.

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 The Roundtable 2017: Call for Proposals

The Roundtable will meet at the Harrington Family Health Center on March 31, 2017 from 9-4 PM.   Please consider being a presenter.

Submit your proposal for a full or half-day workshop by 12/6/2016.   Decisions will be made by 12/15/16.  All proposals are welcome, but preference will be for play therapy topics.  The presenter will be paid $250 for a half-day workshop and $500 for a full-day workshop plus travel expenses.



Book Chapters on the Moving Stories Method

“Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children” (2014) edited by Cathy Malchiodi includes many creative therapy approaches for working with traumatized children including a chapter on the Moving Stories method by Dr. Sue Carroll Duffy:

Chapter 7: Therapeutic Stories and Play in the Sandtdray for Traumatized Children: The Moving Stories Method (Duffy)

To order: Guilford Press



THE USE OF CREATIVE THERAPIES IN TREATING DEPRESSION“The Use of Creative Therapies in Treating Depression” edited by Stephanie L. Brooke and Charles Edwin Myers (2015)  examines creative approaches to the treatment of depression, including a chapter on the Moving Stories method by Dr. Sue Carroll Duffy:

Chapter 7: The Moving Stories Method in Groups for Depressed Children: Integrating Story, Play and Sand Tray Therapies (Duffy)

To Order: Charles C. Thomas Publisher




Moving Stories - Therapeutic Stories Workshopse-Library

New therapeutic story for the sandtray in the e-Library

This is a story of the growth of a butterfly from the larvae stage through the struggle of emerging from the cocoon and finally taking flight.  It is a very good story for transitions and the closure of therapy.


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