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WELCOME TO THE PROVIDER SPACE
These days I am spending my time working on a book project due August 2023. I've slowed down on leading training as I focus all my energy on meeting my deadline.
If you are looking to connect, I am available for consultation. You are also welcome to shoot me an email to just say hi :)
Wish me luck!
SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION
Cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, critically reflective, and trauma-informed consultation services are available for mental health professionals licensed and pre-licensed (Washington state only). I work best with providers interested in working with an anti-racist and anti-oppressive provider.
I offer specialized consultation on reproductive mental health for providers working supporting pregnancy and postpartum distress and fertility concerns, play therapy, infant mental health, and reflective supervision/consultation. I am also a supervisor for FirstPlay® therapy, an infant play therapy model.
Fee per consultation: $200
TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, & WORKS
Inquiry form for training, workshop, or speaking event HERE
I enjoy training on perinatal mental health, play, and expressive therapies, working with babies and young children, trauma, and supporting caregivers. I specialize in helping providers and organizations implement anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices in their work with clients and other providers.
Here are some of the publications I've contributed on:
Baldwin, K., Velasquez, M., Courtney, J. (2019). FirstPlay® Therapy Strengthens the Attachment Relationship Between a Mother with Perinatal Depression and Her Infant. In J. A. Courtney (Ed), Infant Play Therapy (pp. 83-100). Routledge.
Courtney, J.A., Velasquez, M., Bakai Toth, V. (2017). FirstPlay® Infant Massage Storytelling Facilitating Corrective Experiences with a Teenage Mother and Her Abused Infant. In J. A. Courtney & R. D. Nolan (Eds), Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy: An Ethical and Clinical Guide (pp. 48-62). Routledge.
Velasquez, M. (2022). Let’s Go Outside: Nature-Based Play Therapy Through the Lens of Cultural Humility. In J. A Courtney, J. Langley, L. Wonders, R. LaPiere, & R. Heiko (Eds), Nature-Based Play and Expressive Interventions for Working with Children, Teens and Families. Routledge.
Velasquez, M. Anti-Blackness in Latinx Communities: Striving to Become Anti-Racist. In C. Smalls & M. Fuller (Eds), Antiblackness, White Privilege and Authentic Allyship. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Velasquez, M. Psychotherapy with Caregivers, Infants, and Young Children: A Relational and Anti-Oppressive Guide for Clinicians. Manuscript in preparation.
DC: 0-5 OFFICIAL ZERO TO THREE TRAINING
Designed for advanced practitioners such as mental health clinicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and early intervention specialists whose work with infants, young children, and their families involves assessment, diagnosis, and case formulation of infants and young children.
Find upcoming Washington State training for Medicaid providers by amazing faculty
FirstPlay® Infant Massage Storytelling is for infants ages birth to toddler. This play therapy model enhances parent-child bonding and attachment. In FirstPlay® sessions, practitioners demonstrate the storytelling movements on a babydoll while parents simultaneously practice the techniques on their baby.
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