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



Newly Released Book

“Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children” 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

Roundtable Workshops

In collaboration with the Maine Play Therapy Association, 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.


Upcoming Moving Stories Workshops


October 24, 2014

Finding Diamonds: Integrating Play Therapy,  Sandtray Therapy and Bibliotherapy

Presenter: Susanne Carroll Duffy, Psy.D. , RPT-S
Sponsor: Roundtable
Location: Bremen, Maine

November 5, 2014

Creative Therapy for Children: The Moving Stories Play Therapy Method

Presenter: Susanne Carroll Duffy, Psy.D., RPT-S
Sponsor: National American Indian and Alaska Native: Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
Location: Webinar


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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