About - Risë VanFleet,PhD, RPT-S(Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, IAABC)
www.playfulpooch.org ; www.play-therapy.com
We are absolutely delighted, thrilled and grateful, to announce that we have been awarded permission by Risë and the APDT to feature some of Rise’s articles over the next few months – notification of these will appear in our monthly email and they will appear on the Home Page. Many of these are of particular interest to professionals in the canine field and those working with children and dogs in the therapy field.
I have read them all and they really are full of interesting and informative information, which will assist not just professions, but dog lovers, owners, trainers, therapy workers and behaviourist alike. Please feel free to visit Risë’s sites to learn more – they really are worth a visit and I have spent many happy hours reading through them all.
Risë and APDT – Thank You!
This month’s articles –
The Emotional Dog
That Lazy Owner! That Reactive Dog! The Pitfalls of Labeling Our Clients
(Please note that all the articles contain copyright and may not be reproduced without express permission from the APDT and Risë VanFleet)
In addition to Dr. Risë VanFleet being qualified as a CDBC (Certified Dog Behavior Consultant), she is the Founder and President of the Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center, Inc. in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, an organization specializing in the training and supervision of child, family, and play therapy professionals as well as the provision of mental health services for children and families. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and The Pennsylvania State University. A licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, Dr. VanFleet is also a certified Filial Therapy therapist, supervisor, and instructor, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant. She specializes in strengthening family relationships through play, and has subspecialties in chronic medical illness, disaster mental health, child/family trauma and attachment interventions using play therapy and Filial Therapy, and the training and involvement of animals in play therapy. She also provides family-oriented positive dog training and behavior consultation.
Dr. VanFleet brings over 35 years of clinical, supervisory, and leadership experience in community mental health, health care, education, and independent practice settings to her workshops. She has trained and supervised thousands of clinicians internationally.
Risë is the author of Filial Therapy: Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships Through Play, A Parent’s Handbook of Filial Play Therapy, coauthor of Child-Centered Play Therapy, coeditor of the Casebook of Filial Therapy, and author/photographer of The Faces of Play. Her book, Play Therapy with Kids & Canines, won a major writing award. She has written dozens of chapters and articles, several of which have earned writing awards. Her materials have been used by professionals and families in over 70 countries, and her writings have been translated into several languages. She is featured on three best-selling play therapy DVD workshops: Child-Centered Play Therapy, Overcoming Resistance: Engaging Parents in Play Therapy, and Introduction to Filial Therapy, as well an American Psychological Association DVD, Filial Play Therapy.
Dr. VanFleet has been the inaugural honoree for three major play therapy and training awards: the Bernard G. and Louise F. Guerney Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice and Training in Filial Therapy (The Association for Filial and Relationship Enhancement Methods), the Play Therapy Professional Education and Training Award (The Association for Play Therapy), and the Louise and Bernard Guerney Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Play Therapy (Pennsylvania Association for Play Therapy). She is the founder of the International Collaborative on Play Therapy and a Past President/Board Chair of the Association for Play Therapy.