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Resources for Therapists

These days I am spending my time working on a book project due October 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! ​


If you are interested in having me train or speak at your event or organization, please complete the interest form

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.
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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.
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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.
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Coming Soon

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. What Therapists Need to Know About Perinatal and Early Relational Health: A Guide to Anti-Oppressive Counseling with Caregivers, Babies, and Young Children. Manuscript submitted for publication.

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