APT content area: Skills & Methods, Special Topics

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Emily Keller, LPCC, LCMHC-S, RPT-S integrates energy psychotherapy, redecision therapy, gestalt therapy, play therapy, and sand tray therapy to help clients grieve, heal, and grow through trauma. She works with individuals, couples, families, and children at her private practice in Livermore, CA. She also provides play therapy supervision and online training workshops. She is a previous vice president of Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy in Chapel Hill, NC, where she offered supervision and training in redecision therapy. Dr. Keller has extensive training and experience in redecision therapy. Redecision therapy was developed by Bob and Mary Goulding, who both trained with Fritz Perls. Redecision therapy combines the focus on experience in the here and now with elements of transactional analysis. Dr. Keller believes that when we are connected with our authentic, true selves, we see the beauty and wonder in ourselves and others. Then, we are willing to feel, think, and problem-solve cooperatively — despite our differences. Dr. Keller is a former volunteer for the Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas, for which she has led audiences through collaborative expressive arts programs and discussions on difficult social issues. Dr. Keller and her husband of 22 years enjoy hiking and exploring nature throughout California. Learn more about Dr. Keller’s work by reading these articles in Play Therapy Magazine: Wonder: The Key to Being in an Authentic Relationship with Children and Disentangling the Past: A Sand Tray Method to Integrate Child and Adult Parts.

Emily Keller, PhD, LPCC, LCMHC-S, RPT-S