Dennis McCarthy


Dennis McCarthy, LMHC and R-DMT, trained initially as a dancer and went on to study Dance Therapy, Bioenergetic Analysis and Jungian Analysis and combines all of these in his approach to play therapy. He has described his method in several books, including “If You Turned into a Monster – Transformation through Play” as well as numerous articles. Dennis has a private practice in Kingston NY, USA and also leads retreats in Greece annually.

Dennis is a guest instructor for The Moving Child courses.

Published Books:

If You Turned into a Monster: Transformation through Play: A Body-Centred Approach to Play Therapy
Dennis McCarthy, 2007
Speaking about the Unspeakable: Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children
Edited by Dennis McCarthy, 2008
A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy: Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play
Dennis McCarthy, 2012
Deep Play – Exploring the Use of Depth in Psychotherapy with Children
Edited by Dennis McCarthy, 2015