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Carol Ann Purdy

Carol Ann Purdy, American psychotherapist. Licensed Clinical Social Worker; certified teacher California. Member of Association Play Therapy (registered play therapist supervisor certified 2001).


  • Purdy, Carol Ann was born on January 5, 1943 in Long Beach, California, United States. Daughter of Melvin Boyce and Kathryn Delia (Wilbur) Slaughter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, California State University, Long Beach, 1964. Master of Social Work, California State University, Sacramento, 1990.


    • Teacher Orange (California) Unified School District, 1964-1967. Freelance author, from 1977. Social worker Tehama County Mental Health, Red Bluff, California, 1989-1994.

      Therapist in private practice, 1994-1999. Conference coordinator, play therapy supervisor Kid Power Counseling and Training Center, from 1995, PlayTherapyCentral.com, from 1995. Lecturer in field; founder, trainer Kid Power Program Groups for High Risk Children, Red Bluff, since 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Certified teacher California.


    • Least of All
    • Too little to do most things on the farm, a little girl teaches herself to read using the Bible and eventually shares this knowledge with her family, much to their surprise.


    Member of Association Play Therapy (registered play therapist supervisor certified 2001).



    Music, gardening, language study, travel.


    • Married John Allen Purdy, June 8, 1963. Children: Laura Beth, Mark Robert, Sarah Ruth.
    • father: Melvin Boyce Slaughter
    • mother: Kathryn Delia (Wilbur) Slaughter
    • spouse: John Allen Purdy
    • children: Laura Beth Purdy
    • Mark Robert Purdy
    • Sarah Ruth Purdy
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    Died May 14, 2005
    (aged 62)