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Elementary School Counselor, Presenter, and Author of Brick-Based Counseling

Derek Tulluck is a school counselor in the Seattle area in the Enumclaw School District and also teaches a variety of courses at City University of Seattle in the Professional School Counseling graduate degree program. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and completed his M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from City University of Seattle, and his BA in Linguistics from Western Washington University. Derek is passionate about incorporating play-based learning strategies and loves using LEGO® materials in his work as a school counselor. Outside of school counseling, Derek enjoys traveling, cooking, chess, and learning Japanese. He is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Derek lives in Enumclaw, WA with his wife and their 2 children.

Derek is available for speaking engagements or professional workshops on Brick-Based Counseling and using LEGO® materials in education. For more information please send a message!

*Not sponsored by or affiliated with the LEGO® company.

Professional Publications and Presentations:

December, 2019    Brick-Based Counseling

Book Publication, ISBN: 9781598502473 

Youthlight, Inc., Chapin, SC


December, 2020    Brick-Based Counseling 2

Book Publication, ISBN: 9781598502565 

Youthlight, Inc., Chapin, SC


January, 2021    Brick-Based School Counseling

Article Publication, School Counselor Magazine 

American School Counselor Association, Alexandria, Va


December 2020    Building Growth Mindset with LEGO® Activities

Professional Development Webinar Presented to Yew Tee Primary School, Singapore


February, 2021    Brick-Based Counseling: Building SEL with LEGO® Activities

Presenter, Washington State School Counselor Association Conference, Seattle, WA

April, 2021    ASCA Webinar Series: Build SEL with LEGO® Activities

Presenter, American School Counselor Association, Alexandria, VA


February, 2022    The Therapeutic Power of Bricks: Integrating LEGO® Activities with Counseling Theory

Articles for Mental Health Professionals,


March, 2022    Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children Adolescents and Families 

Volume Four: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques

Book Publication Activity Contributor, ISBN: 9780995172517 

Liana Lowenstein, Toronto, ON, Canada

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