Biography & Education

Elizabeth Kong, M.A, LMFT, RPT-S, LSC, SP

Email :                                   PacRimPlayTherapy@yahoo.com

 BIOGRAPHY:

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.

Education

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

Professional Licenses

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

Professional Presentations

(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”

Community Involvement

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

 

Affiliations

Association for Play Therapy

Clinical member: Association for Marriage Family Therapists

SandPlay Therapists of America