The View From Our Place

Located in the coastal Maine town of Perry (Picture by Marion Williams).

By The Sea Seminars provides experientially-based workshops in the beautiful coastal Downeast Maine area and provides training in the Moving Stories Play Therapy Method (APT Provider #04-144).   By The Sea Seminars also hosts the Moving Stories e-Library.

Moving Stories - Therapeutic Stories Workshops



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


October 7, 2015  4:30-6:30 PM

Telling Therapeutic Stories in the Sandtray: The Moving Stories Play Therapy Method

Event: Annual APT International Conference
Presenters: Susanne Carroll Duffy, Psy.D., RPT-S and Robyn Greene, LCPC
Sponsor: Association for Play Therapy, United States
Location: Renaissance Waverly Hotel ,  Atlanta, Georgia


2015 Roundtable Workshops

The Roundtable provides mental health practitioners with an opportunity to present and learn from colleagues throughout the year.  4-6 CEU’s are earned per session with many hours throughout the year counting for registration as a Play Therapist.  Contact Sue Carroll Duffy, Psy.D.  to register as a participant/presenter or as a visitor.


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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