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Carol Ann Purdy, American Psychotherapist, author. Certified teacher, certified pupil personnel services, California; licensed clinical social worker. Member NASW, Society Children's Book Writers, Association for Play Therapy.


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


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.


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


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, gardening, language study, travel, dance.


Married John Allen Purdy, June 8, 1963. Children: Laura Beth, Mark Robert, Sarah Ruth.