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About George Fox University George Fox University (GFU) is a Christian college of liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies located in Newberg, Oregon. The private school has more than 3,500 students, combined between its main campus in Newberg and its ... more.
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Daniel S. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Daniel Sweeney is a professor in the graduate department of counseling at George Fox University in Portland, OR. He is also the director of the Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies at George Fox and board member of the Association for Play Therapy. He presents on play and sandtray therapy, and has authored several books, including Counseling Children Through the World of Play and the Handbook of Group Play Therapy. Daniel S. Sweeney, Ph.D.
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Daniel S. Sweeney, Ph.D. - Professor in the Graduate Department of Counseling, George Fox University in Portland, OR; Director of the Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies, George Fox University; Board Member, Association for Play Therapy; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.
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Daniel S. Sweeney
Daniel S. Sweeney, PhD, LMFT, LPC, ACS, RPT-S* Professor of Counseling Director, Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies
Traditional talk therapy may well be ineffective, and perhaps detrimental if it serves as the exclusive form of treatment for those who have suffered traumas according to Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D., a Professor of Counseling at George Fox University in Portland. 
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Daniel Sweeney is the founder and director of the Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies.
He is the Program director for the counseling program in the Graduate Department of Counseling at George Fox University. Dr. Sweeney is a former member of the board of directors and past-president of the Association for Play Therapy, a registered play therapist-supervisor, and maintains a small private practice. Dr Sweeney has extensive experience in working with children, couples, and families in a variety of settings, including therapeutic foster care, community mental health, private practice, and pastoral counseling. He has presented at regional, national and international conferences on the topics of play therapy, sandtray therapy, filial therapy, and trauma interventions. Dr. Sweeney received his doctorate in counseling from the University of North Texas, where he also served as an assistant director of UNT's Center for Play Therapy. He has a master's degree in marital and family therapy, and holds licenses as a professional counselor and marital & family therapist. Dr Sweeney has given professional presentations throughout the United States. His international speaking includes the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada, South Africa, and Argentina. Dr. Sweeney has published articles and book chapters on child counseling, play therapy issues, families and parenting. He is also author or co-author of several books, including Play Therapy Interventions With Children's Problems, Counseling Children Through the World of Play, Sandtray Therapy: A Practical Manual, and The Handbook of Group Play Therapy. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Russian.