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Speaking and Training Requests


Do you need a licensed therapist to speak with your group or organization?

Are you looking fun, engaging workshops and trainings?

Would you like to learn more about play therapy, therapy interventions and techniques, or how to integrate pop culture and superheroes into your therapy practice?

Maria LaquerreDiego, LMFT, RPT-S is an engaging and informative Marriage and Family Therapist, consultant, trainer and speaker who provides effective, engaging and fun presentations.

Thank you for your interest in my work!

My passion is supporting mental health providers, caregivers, parents, and community members in learning about the benefits of therapy. I provide presentations virtually and in person (when it is COVID safe to do so) regarding therapy techniques and interventions, self care for providers, and most passionately, how to integrate pop culture and superheroes into therapy practices. My presentations are filled with helpful, fun interventions while participants learn the reasoning and theories behind them. I am happy to customize my information to fit your group, organization and vision.


 Please let me know how I can be of help!



Maria is an approved CE provider for APT and NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board

APT Approved Provider Logo - Feb 2016 (1
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Previous Speaking Engagements:

  • New Mexico Association for Play Therapy

    • Understanding and Using Villains in Play Therapy

    • Ethical Self Care for the Play Therapist

  • You Need A Counselor Podcast

    • May the 4th be with You! Star Wars and Therapy  Spotify YouTube

  • Wonders Consultation and Counseling: 2020 Child and Family Therapy Mini Master Class Learning Series

  • Hill Country Chapter - TAPT Chapter 2021 Winter Retreat

    • Enhancing Your Play Therapy Toolbox

  • Therapeutic + Applied Geek + Gaming Summit

  • Play Therapy Training Series for La Clinica De Familia 

    • Play Therapy Fundamentals​

    • Sandtray Therapy Basics

    • Top 10 Play Therapy Interventions

    • Intro to Telehealth - Play Therapy Specifics

  • Four part series introducing play therapy theories, fundamentals and interventions for local mental health agency

  • Playing During a Pandemic: Telehealth and Play Therapy

  • Parenting During a Pandemic: How to check in with our children and Parent self care

  • Playful Family Therapy Interventions

  • Trauma Narratives with Children and Teens

  • Playful Supervision

  • Play Therapy with Adults and Couples

  • What's Next? Navigating the NM Licensure Process

    • Developed to support graduate students in obtaining their clinical license after graduation

  • Hey Dude! Navigating the RPT Process

    • Developed to support potential registered play therapists and their supervisors through the updated credentialing process with APT

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