NationalPlay Therapy Week 2021
Culture, Metaphors, and Play Therapy: Finding the Rainbows of Resilience through Life's Storms
Presented by Joyce C. Mills, Ph.D., LMFT, RPT-S
Trauma and attachment have been major focuses in our field of child, adolescent, and family play therapy in recent years. However, two areas often overlooked or minimized are the sociocultural view of how historical oppression and cultural resilience have impacted the healing process with children, adolescents, and families. Utilizing the resiliency-focused principles of Milton H. Erickson, Transcultural teachings, and elements of the StoryPlay® model, this play therapy webinar will provide participants with a socio-cultural lens through which to expand their ability to develop and utilize culturally respectful metaphors and creativity into their play therapy practice. Participants will be able to explore their own beliefs, spirituality, cultures of origin, stories, and traditions, and how they impact their work as play therapists.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
- Activate a sense of hope and positive therapeutic attachment in the first play therapy session.
- Identify five cultural elements that impact our work as Play Therapists.
- Recognize, utilize, and nurture inner strengths as seeds for developing a storytelling metaphor for children and adolescents in Play Therapy
- Discuss a culturally respectful StoryCrafts that can promote healing in play therapy.
Level of training: All
3 APT Non Contact CEs - Culture/Play Therapy Special Topics/Applicant's Choice
About our presenter:
Joyce C. Mills, Ph.D. LMFT, RPT-S Founder of the StoryPlay® Certification Training Program, Co-director: Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy. She is an internationally recognized transcultural trainer, program development specialist and author: Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within 2nd edition, Reconnecting to the Magic of Life, Little Tree, Gentle Willow and Butterfly Wisdom.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting so participants can see each other. Participants will be awarded NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.
AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than January 11, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds will be considered after January 11, 2021.