Join us for a play therapy training offered by Marilyn Snow, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S. CEUs offered!
Description: Stories told and acted out in play therapy by children allow them, to not only express their emotions and thoughts, but also allow them to see what has happened in their lives. To understand storytelling in play therapy is to understand how these stories help children recall past memories, address current concerns, and blend present developmental issues. Play therapist should be aware of their level of participation in the story and always take cues from the child. It is important to assess the level of traumatic content of the story and the possibility of re-traumatization. Awareness of any possible current abuse presented in the story needs to be assessed and immediately reported. This workshop will outline the many facets of storytelling and the role of the play therapist in the play therapy session. Two videoed case studies will be presented for demonstration.
At the end of the workshop, the learner will be able to:
Describe different content in stories in play therapy and the difference in traumatic and non-traumatic content.
Identify the play therapist’s role during storytelling in play therapy.
Identify current abuse themes in storytelling in play therapy and report.