Freedom Play & Creative Arts Therapy - Sometimes talking is just not enough!
Midlands Therapist
Network Day Speakers & Workshop Information


Saturday 18th March 2017


Keynote speaker: 10am to 11am & 11.30am to 1pm
Workshops: 1.45pm to 2.45pm & 3pm to 4pm


Debi Maskell Graham -
Keynote Speaker


"What's love go to do with it"

Debi Maskell-Graham is Director of big toes little toes, a charity registered in England and Wales.  Over the last 30 years, she has been researching, developing and facilitating innovative and strengths-based practice from within and alongside communities in the UK, and now around the globe.  As a play therapist, researcher, trainer and consultant, she is passionate about translating attachment theory and the latest peer-reviewed research into playful, accessible and effective programmes to strengthen the parent-child relationship from within.  Debi is author of many papers, professional briefings and two books for practitioners.  She is known for her playfulness, humour and very human approach to work with families and children.

Debi is planning an upbeat presentation with experiential exercises and games built in.
She will begin focusing on babies and go all the way through!!  Should be both fun and thought-provoking. Debi says its about working playfully to strengthen attachment across the generations"



Workshop 1 - Lara Kasza
Lara is a  Registered Sandplay Therapist with the Association of Sandplay Therapy and an Accredited Creative Arts Therapist. She is also a ​​Senior Clinical Supervisor and qualified as a Clinical Supervisor in 2013. Lara offers creative supervision in local Hertfordshire area and over Skype. She is a ​​University lecturer and has worked with Canterbury Christ Church University and Leeds Beckett University as well as with the training body of Play Therapy UK, the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy.

Lara's workshop is entitled sand story work in which she will speak about enabling the client to tell their story through the sand.



Workshop 2 - Sara Walton

Come back here soon to read more about Sara and her therapuetic approach.