Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC

All Things Play Therapy with Carmen

All Things Play Therapy with Carmen

The Autism in Black Podcast is hosted by Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC and focuses on all things autism and the black parent experience. Our goal is to educate, support, and empower black parents to advocate not only for their children but themselves as well. Today we are joined by Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW who is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist supervisor. Carmen explains what play therapy is and the benefits of participating in play therapy. She goes on to give examples of play therapy interventions she uses in the therapy setting. Carmen goes on to talk about AutPlay Therapy which is used for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She talks about the benefits of AutPlay as well. Carmen then talks about her Focus on Feelings© play therapy curriculum and one of her books Amir’s Brave Adventure. She talks about how parents can use both with their children.    Resources mentioned Instagram: @pridelcsw Facebook: @pridelcsw Twitter: @pridelcsw Carmens’ Websites For more information about play therapy and AutPlay The official hashtag for the podcast is #aibpod  You can find us on twitter @autisminblack Instagram @autisminblack Facebook @autisminblk Join the Autism in Black Podcast Community – here For more information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit the website at

Duration: 23 min

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