Rana Hong


is certified Theraplay® practitioner/supervisor/trainer, certified Parent-Child Interaction therapy® (PCIT) therapist/Within agency trainer, and certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing® (EMDR) therapist and consultant, and certified DIR/Floortime expert training leader. Rana is s specialized in treating children, adolescents, and their parents with issues of attachment, anxiety, autism, behavioral issues, and trauma. Rana earned a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000 and Ph.D. in social work at Loyola University Chicago in 2014. Currently, she is a full-time faculty at Loyola University Chicago/School of Social Work while running a group practice-Playful Healing Center in Des Plaines, IL. For her recent publication, she wrote an article on ‘becoming a neurobiologically informed play therapist (Hong & Mason, 2016) and co-edited the book ‘Theraplay: Therapy, applications, and implementation’(2021).

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