LEGO® Based Play Therapy: Building Resilience and Unlocking Creativity
Presented by Sophia Ansari, LPCC, Registered Play Therapist™ and Josué Cardona, MS
LEGO® play is universal, and LEGO® models and structures have become well-recognized not only as toy models but also as art forms. LEGO® unlocks the inner architect who craves creativity, flexibility, and transformation. LEGO® can be used as a therapeutic tool in play therapy and counseling to help strengthen relationships, provide sensory stimulation, improve social skills, and build resilience. This workshop will explore the therapeutic power of LEGO® in play therapy and counseling for working with children, adolescents, and adults. Participants will gain an understanding of how to incorporate LEGO® into directive and non-directive play therapy interventions to engage clients, improve communication, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills, and increase self-esteem and well-being.
Required Materials: This experiential webinar will provide participants an opportunity to build. It is recommended that participants have available to them the following items: a LEGO® baseplate, 40-50 LEGO® bricks,* and most importantly, your imagination! *Other building block systems may be used.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the history and empirical rationale of LEGO® based play therapy and counseling.
- Identify 5-6 play therapy interventions to use with individuals, groups, and families.
- Utilize LEGO® in non-directive and directive play therapy.
Level of training: Beginner
3 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Special Topics
About our presenters: Sophia Ansari, LPCC, Registered Play Therapist™ is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Registered Play Therapist™. She is an author, educator, and co-founder of the Let’s Play Therapy Institute. Sophia co-hosts Hero Nation, a podcast on the Geek Therapy Network, which celebrates diversity in the media and explores how to use geek culture in therapy. For more information on Let’s Play Therapy Institute visit, letsplaytherapy.org.
Josué Cardona, MS is a mental health professional, educator, author, and researcher. He is co-founder of the Let’s Play Therapy Institute and founder of Geek Therapy, where he teaches how to use popular media to understand, teach, and help others. Josué holds a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and trained at the Albert Ellis Institute in NYC. For more information on Geek Therapy visit, geektherapy.com.
AZAPT Members $50; Nonmember Guests $60
Limited to 40 participants.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting so participants can see each other. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.
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, 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 September 1, 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 after September 1, 2021.
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