Susanne Carroll Duffy, Psy.D., RPT-S, BCN

Susanne Carroll Duffy, Psy.D., RPT-S, BCN is the founder of By The Sea Seminars and author of the first collection of therapeutic stories specifically designed for the “theater” of the sandtray.  The stories include suggestions for each of the steps in her Moving Stories Play Therapy Method.  She is also author to “Finding Diamonds”, a picture book that encourages children to connect with nature and to express their hopes and dreams, as well as their struggles.

In addition to her own publications, Dr. Duffy has written two chapters on the Moving Stories Play Therapy Method.  The first was published in Cathy Malchiodi’s (editor) book, “Creative Arts Therapy with Traumatized Children” and the second in Stephanie  Brooke and Charles E. Myers (editors) book on the use of creative therapies in dealing with depression.

Dr. Duffy  works as a psychologist with the Passamaquoddy tribe in Maine, providing outpatient therapy and assessments and consultation for Head Start and schools.  Dr. Duffy is a registered play therapy supervisor and continuing education provider.  She is certified in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Board certified in neurofeedback. Known for her innovation, warmth, authentic and enthusiastic style, Dr. Duffy is a popular trainer.