Integrating Jungian Child Analysis, Kalffian Sandplay, and Play Therapy: Working in the Transference

Appalachian Community Care, L.L.C. presents: Integrating Jungian Childhood Analysis, Kalffian Sandplay, and Play Therapy, a conference taking place at the Coal Run Community Center on August 12th and 13th, featuring renowned Psychologist, Dr. Eric Green. Conference sessions will be from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.


To register, contact Polly Hopkins by email at or call (606) 432-5660.  Registration is $300 for the 2 days, or $100 per day for students.

About Dr. Green

Eric J. Green, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, Sandplay Practitioner, is a former associate professor of School Counseling at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, and currently a faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education in Baltimore, MD. His research and clinical practice with children and families focus on an analytical approach to counseling (‘depth psychology’) that integrates evidence-based practice, play therapy protocols, trauma-informed treatment, and sandplay/expressive arts. He maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy.

Dr. Green is a frequently invited keynote presenter at Association for Play Therapy (APT) state branch conferences across the U.S. and internationally. His speaking events have included: keynote speaker at the British Columbia Play Therapists Association’s Annual Conference; the Hawaii Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Australia Pacific Play Therapy Association’s Annual Conference in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; and the Canada Association for Child and Parent Therapy Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Gerontology Conference in Pikeville, KY

Beautiful Pikeville-Pike County, Kentucky is quickly becoming an ideal destination for conferences and conventions of most any size. The Kentucky Association of Gerontology has made Pikeville, Kentucky their home for the past few days for their state annual conference. For the past year, Pike County Tourism CVB has been working to secure the conference, among others, as a part of an initiative to bring more conferences and conventions to the Pike County. “We have the resources, now we need the conferences and conventions,” said Tony Tackett, Pike County Tourism CVB Executive Director. “We offer a variety of venues to host conferences and conventions of most any size, such as the Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, East Kentucky Expo Center, The Landmark Inn, The Mark V and more.”

Pikeville’s new hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, welcomed the members with hospitality and accommodations that exceeded their expectations, with top notch facilities for breakout sessions and meetings. “We were thrilled to host the Kentucky Association of Gerontology Conference at our hotel” said Mike Alexander, General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn of Pikeville. “It was great to meet such a fun loving group, and show them what Eastern Kentucky can offer in hospitality and amenities. I know they enjoyed our live music and historic tours. We look forward to welcoming them back in the future.”

Kentucky Senator Ray Jones, Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford and Pikeville Administrator of City Operations Sean Cochran were on hand to welcome the association with an fully catered opening breakfast. Keith Hall was also available during their awards ceremony to greet the attendees.

Pike County Tourism CVB provided live music, with local group Coaltown Dixie performing their unique blend of bluegrass. Other interesting activities were planned for the association to provide unique blend of leisure and entertainment to their conference, such as a Hatfield McCoy Feud Tour, a trip to the Pikeville Cut-Through overlook, and more.

The Kentucky Association of Gerontology
The Kentucky Association of Gerontology supports many aging programs including supportive services at Senior Citizens Centers across Kentucky. It also support 15 centers where hot lunches are prepared 5 days a week and meals are delivered to homes where needed. The Senior Community Service Program provides training, part-time employment and services to support health education for Kentucky’s aging population. Programs are also available for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness, financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly and homecare services to individuals over age 60. Family caregiver services provide seven basic services for a family caregivers, including senior advocacy, long-term care education and nursing home issues investigation.

The Kentucky Association of Gerontology Conference Gallery


Conference Sponsors
This very special conference was made possible by many supporters and sponsors from our community. Pike County Tourism would like to thank the following sponsors:

  • Kentucky River Area Development District
  • Pennyrile Area Development District
  • Green River Area Development District
  • Cumberland Valley Area Development District
  • Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
  • Delivery Concepts, INC.
  • KentuckyOne Health Saint Joseph Martin
  • ARH Appalachian Regional Healthcare
  • Signature Health Care
  • Pikeville Medical Center
  • AARP