Elizabeth Kong, M.A, LMFT, RPT-S, LSC, SP
Email : PacRimPlayTherapy@yahoo.com
Extensive experience working with children in school settings as a Licensed School Counselor for over 25 years. Community mental health experience with chemical dependency, domestic violence, grief etc.
Provides supervision and consultation in play therapy to mental health professionals as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.
She has presented at conferences on topics such as Neurobiology and Play Therapy, Attachment, Trauma and Play based Interventions, Play Therapy with Sexually abused children, and Play Therapy in the Schools.
Liz has supervised master’s level students as practicum students for over 10 years for local universities, including serving as an adjunct professor at Argosy University from 2015 to 2019 in the Marriage and Family Therapy department.
Currently, Liz owns a part-time private practice in downtown Honolulu specializing in providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Jungian Sand Play Practitioner.
University of Texas, Austin 1993-94
Doctoral student, Special Education
San Francisco State University 1990
Certification, Rehabilitation Teacher for the Blind
University of Santa Clara 1987
Master’s of Arts degree, Counseling Psychology
Pupil Personal Certification, School Counseling
Minor: Marriage Family Therapy studies
University of Santa Clara 1979
Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, State of Hawaii, #238
Professional Licensed School Counselor, State of Hawaii
Pupil Personnel Service Credential, State of California K-12
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Association for Play Therapy
Certified Sand Play Practitioner, Sand Play Therapists of America
Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage Family Therapists
(2017) International Congress of Sand Play Therapy “Sacred Volcano”
(2017) Sexual Abuse Treatment Center “ Topic: Play Therapy applications with Sexual Abuse”
(2016) University of Guam -Play Therapy Conference – Key Note Speaker (3 days)- “Neurobiology, Attachment and Trauma : Play therapy Interventions”
(2016) HAPT “Brain Development in children: Psychopathology & the Therapeutic Power of Play”
(2015) IVAT 12th Annual Conference “Play Therapy: Case presentation with Sexual Abuse child”
(2013) Co-presenter-Windward District Training “The Power of Play therapy in the Schools”
Conference Co-chair, Hawaii Association for Play Therapy 2013
Board Secretary, Hawaii Association for Play Therapists 2009-10
Conference Chairperson 2010, Hawaii Association for Play Therapy 2010
Association for Play Therapy
Clinical member: Association for Marriage Family Therapists
SandPlay Therapists of America