Molly and Me Counseling and Training Center


Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S

September 22nd and 23rd, 2017

In Boise, Idaho

2 Days of Training on

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents to Treat Anxiety and Other Disruptive Behavior Disorders


Clair Mellenthin

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing play therapy to children, teens, and their families. She is currently the Director of Child & Adolescents at Wasatch Family Therapy.  Ms. Mellenthin is a sought after supervisor, training graduate students and interns in play therapy, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California MSW program.  She is the Past-President of the Utah Association For Play Therapy and remains an active member on the Board of Directors.  She is the author of My Many Colors of Me Workbook.  In addition to being an experienced play therapist and professor, Ms. Mellenthin frequently presents professional play therapy and family therapy trainings and appears on local and national TV and radio as an expert on children and family issues.

Friday September 22nd ~ 8:30am to 4:30pm

OCD, You and Me 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a tough challenge for both the kids who are impacted by this disorder as well as the therapists who are treating it!  In this workshop, we will learn step by step skills and play therapy interventions to learn how to talk back to OCD and to successfully manage OCD symptoms.

What makes this training different than any other workshops is we will be utilizing an Attachment Centered Play Therapy approach – addressing not just the individual symptoms but also looking at the impact OCD creates on the entire family system.  OCD can create significant attachment wounds in the parent-child relationship, cause stress among siblings, and leave the child who is diagnosed with OCD feeling utterly alone, helpless, and worthless.

Participants will leave with a full toolbox of individual and family play therapy interventions to improve self-esteem, relationships, mastery over symptoms, and a guide map to talk back OCD and help your client take back their life and relationships!

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn about the etiology of OCD and best practice interventions
  2. Participants will learn how OCD impacts not just the individual, but the family system as a whole
  3. Participants will learn attachment-based play therapy interventions to treat OCD
  4. Participants will learn how attachment theory is an important aspect in treating OCD and developing an effective, evidence-based treatment plan


Saturday September 23rd ~ 8:30am to 4:30pm

“I Just Can’t Help It”:  Attachment-Based Play Therapy for Childhood Disruptive Behavioral Disorders ~ 8:30am to 4:30pm

The rise of Childhood Disruptive Behavior Disorders is cause for concern for therapists, educators, researchers, and especially children and families. We will discuss and explore the impact of Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder in children. Often, by the time parents seek out therapy services for their child, the family system is discouraged, anxious, and most importantly (and often over-looked) ashamed.  Parents feel shame for being unable to “parent” or change the undesirable behaviors of OCD, ADHD, ODD, and CD; and the child is shame-ridden for engaging in their “weird” and uncontrollable quirks and thoughts.  This often leads to a family system break down and they enter into a shame cycle which also breaks down their emotional security and attachment with one another.

This workshop will look at how the impact of attachment plays a role in the etiology of childhood disruptive behavior disorders, as well as how to utilize attachment-based play therapy techniques to treat these diagnoses in children, strengthen parent-child relationships, and improve overall self-esteem and confidence- leaving the child feeling ready to take on CDBD and tools to control it!

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn about the etiology of CDBD and best practice interventions
  2. Participants will learn how CDBD impacts not just the individual, but the family system as a whole
  3. Participants will learn attachment-based play therapy interventions to treat ADHD, ODD, and CD
  4. Participants will learn how attachment theory is an important aspect in treating Childhood Disruptive Behavior Disorders and developing a treatment plan



Third Annual Molly and Me Training Center Play Therapy Conference ~ September 22 and 23, 2017 – 12 Hours CE Credit for two day conference

8:00 am to 8:30 am – Registration

8:30 am to 10:00 am – Conference

10:00 am to 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am to 11:45am – Conference

11:45 am to 1:00 pm – LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Conference

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm – Break

2:45 pm to 4:15 – Conference

4:15 pm to 4:30 – Wrap up

12 total CE hours for 2 day attendance / 6 CE hours per day ~ you must be in attendance for the entire day to receive these CE hours


Registration Fees:

One day – Professional ~ $165.00

One day – Student ~ $99.00

Two Days – Professional ~ $230.00

Two Days – Student – $169.00

Add $25.oo Late Fee if registering after August 20, 2017



LaQuinta Inn and Suites

7965 W Emerald

Boise, Idaho 83704



Payment/Discount Options:

On line registration is available through pay pal, you do not need to have a pay pal account to access this payment option.   Register below now.   You may pay at the door.

Groups of three of more from the same agency may discount their fee by $15.00 each.  To receive this discount you must use the mail in registration option and mail all group member’s registration forms and payments together.  To pay by phone via credit card call 208-576-6464. Or to register by  mail – Please Email to request a registration form.  You may mail a check to Molly Gratton at 2995 N Cole Road, Suite 115, Boise, Idaho 83704 with registration form.

Online Registration

Online Registration is only able to accommodate one registration at a time. That is why the mail in registration must be used if you are registering and paying for more than one person. If you would like to register and pay online for multiple people, you MUST go through the registration process for each person. If you have any questions about this, please call 208-576-6464 or email prior to registering.


Registration cancellations are submitted to Molly and Me Counseling and Training Center in writing.
• A $75 administrative charge, will be refunded only if the request is postmarked by August 20th, 2017.
• Because registrations generate contractual and non-refundable guarantees between Molly and Me and other parties, registration refunds will neither be made after August 20th, 2017 nor to parties who register but do not attend.
• Registrations may be transferred to another person without penalty only if original registrant notifies Molly and Me.
• Molly and Me reserves the right to cancel this conference in the event of unforeseen circumstances. If such occurs, Molly and Me will attempt to notify registrants at least 10 calendar days prior to the conference and refund all registration fees. In all instances, the liability of Molly and Me is limited to refunding such fees.

Continuing Education

Molly and Me Counseling and Training Center is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Provider #08-222).  12 CE hours for the two day conference are available for Social Workers, Counselors, and MFTs.

Conference  lodging

LaQuinta Inn and Suites – 7965 W Emerald . Boise . Idaho . 83704. 208/378/7000


Location LaQuinta Inn and Suites
7965 W Emerald St
Boise Idaho 83704
September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017 LaQuinta Inn and Suites - LaQuinta Inn and Suites
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
One Day Professional $165.00
One Day Student $99.00
Two Day Professional $230.00
Two Day Student $169.00