Expertise: Play Therapy
Experience providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups of diverse populations using techniques including adventure based counseling, animal assisted therapy, play therapy, and sandtray. Conducts research, writes professional papers on the applicability of experiential counseling and presents internationally and nationally. Additional specialty areas include experiential education, counseling supervision, and counselor self-care.
Dr. Torey L. Portrie-Bethke has presented adventure based counseling, animal assisted therapy, sandtray, group work, counseling supervision, counselor self-care, and special issues for children and adolescents, on local, regional, national, and international levels. She has completed research on counselor supervision, group work, sandtray, and animal assisted therapy and is in the process of researching adventure based counseling. She has written several journal publications and book chapters to illustrate her work within these areas of expertise.