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Felicia Carroll

Felicia Carroll, M.Ed. M.A., Visiting Faculty, Counseling Psychology Program

Felicia is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor in private practice in Solvang, California.  She is the Founder-Director of the West Coast Institute for Gestalt Play Therapy.  She has studied and been a training co- leader with Violet Oaklander, Ph.D. for more than 25 years.  Now that Dr. Oaklander has retired, she is regarded as "the person who is carrying on her work in teaching and training." Felicia is a master's graduate of the University of Oklahoma and UCSB, has credentials in educational psychology, child development, and counseling psychology.  She was a classroom teacher for 12 years and was nominated as "Teacher of the Year" for her work with gifted and talented students.  She is a certified member of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and is a Certified Supervisor through the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.  Felicia teaches at Gestalt institutes in Europe, Brazil and Singapore in addition to offering training programs in the United States.  

Additional Work:

Carroll, F. (2009). Gestalt Play Therapy. In , Play therapy theory and practice: Comparing theories and techniques (2nd ed.) (pp. 283-314). Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc. 

Carroll, Felicia. (2009). The pitchfork princess: transforming the torment of shame. Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología.