Play Therapy as a School Counselor | School Counselor Coalition

October 4th, 2024 – 9am – 2pm

Warehouse 419, 419 Main Street Blackshear, GA

Date: October 4th, 2024 – 9am – 2pm

Cost: $50

Cord of 3 has developed a play therapy certification program titled: Play God’s Way. This workshop will expose school counselors to play therapy techniques to their school counseling practice to address the myriad of needs that students present with. This workshop is designed for the school counselor as all levels: elementary, middle and high school.

Objectives for this training include:

1. Understanding Play Therapy: Familiarize school counselors with the theoretical foundations, principles, and efficacy of Play Therapy as an effective intervention for addressing emotional, behavioral, and social issues in children.

2. Identifying Appropriate Candidates: Enable participants to recognize the indicators and criteria for selecting students who would benefit most from Play Therapy, emphasizing the importance of proper assessment and case conceptualization.

3. Applying Play Therapy Techniques: Introduce various Play Therapy techniques, including art, storytelling, sand tray, and role-playing, and provide practical guidance on how to apply these techniques in a school setting to facilitate emotional expression and healing.

Training and Discipleship

The Cord of 3 training and discipleship program serves the community by offering educational seminars on various mental health and related topics (parenting subjects, coping with loss, warning signs of addiction) as well as conferences, retreats, and seminars for area churches on matters that pertain to God’s design for the family.

Counselor Education & Supervision

Cord of 3’s Counselor education and supervision program is deigned to support interns who are completing their master’s degree, counselors who are working toward licensure, and professionals who are working to integrate their Chritian faith into their clinical practice.

Equine Therapy

Cord of 3’s equine therapy program is designed for individuals ages 7 and up as well as women ages 13+ and families. Equine therapy can help individuals and families overcome challenges, cuiltivate healthy relational skills, build trust, improve interpersonal and behavioral functioning, and create positive self-concept and identity in Christ.

Play God’s Way

A Christ-centered play therapy model to meet teh spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs of children. Through play therapy, children learn to accept responsibility for behavior, engage in healthy coping strategies, acquire problem-solving skills, develop empathy for others, and gain an understanding of identity in mChrist.


Addictions always originate in pain… The question is never ‘why the addiction?,’ but rather ‘why the pain?’” (Dr. Gabor Maté). Counselors can help those struggling with addictions address underlying painful issues and then break the addictive patterns.

Child & Adolescent

Behavioral issues at home or in school often have an underlying cause, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. The experienced staff at Cord of 3 meets each child with love, builds trust, and applies effective treatment that approaches the root cause of the behavior.

Marriage & Family

As in couple’s counseling, family counseling focuses on the relationship and dynamics within the family unit and between the individual members of it. Counselors will help clients identify unhealthy or unhelpful patterns, and to address them by developing healthier communication and conflict resolutions skills, create realistic expectations, and restructure familial roles to benefit everyone. The ultimate goal is to help the family be better able to thrive as a team.


Every person will at some point have at least one potentially traumatic experience, but this doesn’t impact everyone in the same ways. When struggling to process and move on from negative life experiences, therapy offers a powerful method of finding support and healing.


Individual counseling can help overcome the sometimes overwhelming fear and hopelessness by helping you better understand the conditions that led to the emotional brokenness you are experiencing, and applying healthy coping skills against them.