6 Hour CEU Seminars
Approved for LPC/LMFT
LCSW Provider Number 20180410
APT Approved Provider Number 18-538
9am - 4:30pm
(lunch on your own)
Bailey Education Center at Bailey Medical Center
10502 N 110th E Ave Owasso, OK 74055
(Click HERE for directions to the the Bailey Event Center)
Music, Art, and Movement
in Play Therapy
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Instead of being stuck in your office chair all day, play with clients using music, art, and movement! Expressive therapies and techniques can help clients get un-stuck and facilitate progress. Join Dr. Emily Christensen and Melissa Watts for a 6 hour CEU training seminar on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm (lunch on your own). We will explore play therapy theories and techniques utilizing music, art, and movement.
Early Bird Special Ends July 14th, 2018
Autism: Regulation Across the Spectrum
Saturday, September 1st, 2018
The fun part about autism is how differently it presents in each individual... but we know that can be the hard part, too! There are so many factors in what makes autism challenging, but this seminar focuses specifically on regulation. Join Dr. Emily Christensen and Melissa Watts for a 6 hour CEU training seminar on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm (lunch on your own). We will explore amplified emotional responses and poor behavioral and emotional control, and share ideas to improve regulation for these stellar clients.
Early Bird Special Ends July 31st, 2018
Join us at Zarrow Mental Health Symposium
October 4-5 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dr. Emily Christensen will be presenting
Ethics in the Digital Age
On Friday October 5, 2018 at 4pm
Anger, Anxiety, & Depression, Oh My!
Practical Play Therapy Interventions
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Let's get back to the basics, but without being scaredy cats! Anger can get really big really quick, anxiety can spin its wheels, and depression opens a pit that is hard to climb out of, so what do you do? Play therapy is a great way to pace emotional expression and process underlying issues. Join Dr. Emily Christensen and Melissa Watts for a 6 hour CEU training seminar on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm (lunch on your own) to explore practical ideas for how to stay brave when feelings get big - and how to help your clients get through them safely.
Early Bird Special Ends October 5th, 2018
We Dare You to Take a Day for Self-Care
No One Wants Compassion Fatigue
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
It's been a long year of assessments, crises, and healing. What are you doing to take care of you? How can you maintain compassion, while ditching the fatigue? Brace yourself for the holiday season as we gather together for some positive self-care. Join Dr. Emily Christensen and Melissa Watts for a 6 hour CEU training seminar on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm (lunch on your own).
Early Bird Special Ends October 26th, 2018
Emily Christensen, Ph.D., has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development, a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling, and a Master's Degree in Pastoral Counseling. Her doctorate is in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also a hospital chaplain, serving the Tulsa community since 2014.
A licensed clinician for more than 20 years, Dr. Christensen has primarily served foster, adopted, and blended families struggling with patterns of acting out behaviors and negative interactions in effort to bring clarity and mutual understanding to increase bonding, improve attachment, and create a more peaceful environment in the home. She runs the Parenting Class Solutions website. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Foster Parent Association.
Dr. Christensen decided to serve with her husband as a foster parent when she witnessed the desperate situation of so many little ones who were ready to be discharged from inpatient services but had no placement available. Their dramatic and award-winning story, Keeping Kyrie, tells their story of fostering more than eighty children in four years. Ultimately, they adopted six special needs children that continue to keep them on their toes, with the youngest on palliative care. The book also tells how she survived the death of both her parents: her father, who passed away after a long battle from cancer, and her mother, who was killed by a drunk driver after the funeral. These experiences transformed Dr. Christensen's clinical skills with personal experiences that have shaped her gift for supporting, educating, and healing families.
Dr. Christensen has since collaborated with her children for two series of children's picture books. One series focuses on special needs issues, and the series currently being released is about foster care and adoption.
Orders and pre-orders for all books will be sold half-price (only $10) at these seminars.
Melissa Watts, M.A., earned her Associated Degree in Child Development, her B.A. in Psychology, and her M.A. in in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and Registered Integrative Sandtray Therapist.
Melissa has been working with families and children in crisis in some aspect for over 15 years. She began counseling in 2012 and has worked in a psychiatric hospital, as a school based therapist, in a medical clinic, and in home based services. She opened her private practice, Growing Hope Counseling, in March of 2017, where she continues to work with children, families, and adults.
Melissa’s passion is to help traumatized children. She believes firmly in the power of the therapeutic relationship and treating each client as an individual, not a diagnosis. She became a believer in the use of the Sandtray in therapy 2015 and is an avid collector of Sandtray miniatures. Whether she is working with children or adults she is convinced that Carl Jung was a genius when he stated that “often the hands will solve a mystery the intellect has struggled with in vain.”
Melissa has recently ventured into the world of adults dealing with complex childhood trauma and she is actively pursuing certification in Complex Trauma and Dissociation. She is also actively pursuing AutPlay certification to better help children with Autism and their families.
Melissa was married in June of 2017. She married William Watts, who is not only the love of her life, but he is also an electrician with the last name “Watts”. Together they reside in Tulsa, OK with their extremely spoiled Shorkie, Trixie. In her spare time, Melissa can be found at church, cooking, at vintage markets, or binging on The Flash, Supernatural, and Criminal Minds. She is obsessed with essential oils, buying books she never has time to read, loving God, and playing with her niece and nephews.