Approved for 5.5 APT Non-Contact Credit Hours by Meehan Mental Health Services (APT Approved Provider 19-580). This course is taught by Ann Meehan, MS, LPCC, RPT-S, owner of Meehan Mental Health Services.
Not sure how to incorporate books into your play therapy practice? Maybe you have some books on your bookshelf but you aren't quite sure what to DO with them or can't quite get your clients to engage. You feel like you are going into these sessions overwhelmed and under prepared. You feel like you have run out of ideas and you are tired and bored of the same techniques you have been using over and over. It's okay, we've all been there.
Now, imagine, coming into your next session confident and fully prepared to use Bibliotherapy in a way that is engaging and fun for your client, . You know just how you are going to present the materials and have ideas about the specific activities you will use to help deepen the meaning of the book. AND you know fully how what you are doing will help move your client towards progress on goals and symptom reduction.
Then, imagine being able to sit down at your computer after the session is over and have a clear understanding of how Bibliotherapy tied to their specific goals enough so that writing the note is a breeze. Pretty nice, huh?
In this course Bibliotherapy: Healing Children Through Stories and Play Therapy I want to share with you the exact steps and strategies I use to select books that are appropriate for Bibliotherapy and how to develop appropriately paired directive play therapy interventions. This course will introduce you to over 40 Bibliotherapy books I most frequently use in my practice for topics such emotional regulation, attachment, divorce, trauma, social skills, and self esteem as well as the exact directive play therapy interventions I use to accompany the book.
Don't feel like adding ALL these books to your shopping list? No worries - you will also learn how to use these directive play therapy activities in a modified form without the books! You will also get a sneak peak into the "Rock-star Moments" for each book!
Don't have 5.5 hours of uninterrupted time? Train when it works for you! This course is an online self paced course where the modules are broken up into smaller digestible chunks that can be completed during a client cancellation, on the weekends, early in the morning, late at night - whenever!
In addition this course provides over 10 downloadable handouts, printables, and companion worksheets including a Master List of over 230 books suited for Bibliotherapy for over 25 topics and a source list of where to find books featuring diverse and multicultural children's books. One of the things I love most about Bibliotherapy is it is an incredibly flexible intervention that can easily be used in the office, in school based settings, for in home services, or Tele-Play!
This course is approved for 5.5 APT Non-Contact hours by Meehan Mental Health Services (APT Approved Provider 19-580).
- Identify 40 books for use in Bibliotherapy for topics including emotional regulation, attachment, divorce, trauma, social skills, and self esteem.
- Identify at least 40 Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy techniques that can be used with Bibliotherapy.
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate appropriateness of books for Bibliotherapy and create accompanying directive play therapy activities.
- List appropriate books for emotional regulation, self esteem, attachment, separation anxiety, social skills, divorce, trauma, grief, impulse control, mindfulness, and growth mindset.
- Explain at least 10 factors of effectiveness for Bibliotherapy techniques.
- List at least 5 Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy goals that can be addressed using Bibliotherapy.
Course Format: Train when it works for you! This course is an online self paced course where the modules are broken up into smaller digestible chunks that can be completed during a client cancellation, on the weekends, early in the morning, late at night - whenever! You can login at your own pace, re-watch content, and have unlimited access to the course.
Who should attend: Those who are new to play therapy or who work with children will learn how to incorporate the use of books into their Play Therapy Practice, the powers of play therapy, and how to use Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy theory in your play therapy practice. For more seasoned clinicians, this course is designed to do a deeper dive into the complexities of using Bibliotherapy across diverse populations and equip you to create your own Bibliotherapy activities as well as implement multiple different Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Techniques into your sessions with clients.