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Bibliotherapy: A Play-Based Approach

  • 15 Sep 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4124


  • Includes one year membership to APT/AZAPT

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Bibliotherapy: A Play-Based Approach (IN PERSON)

Presented by Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, RPT-S™

The use of books in therapy has been gaining popularity over the years, particularly when working with children. The use of books in play therapy allows for clients to engage in discussions and activities that can clarify experiences, validate feelings, and explore coping skills. Using books in play therapy sessions allows clinicians to adapt to a child’s particular needs, age, and history. This workshop will explore the use of bibliotherapy in the play therapy room.  Specific topics of interest will be explored and book-related activities will be presented. Explore the wonderful world of books for working with children in the play room.

Learning Objectives: 

Participants will:

  1. Explain the use and purpose of bibliotherapy in the play therapy room
  2. Compile a list of books for bibliotherapy use in the play therapy room
  3. Identify play therapy books related to trauma, self-esteem, foster care, and several others
  4. Demonstrate at least one play therapy technique for each book explored

Level of training: Intermediate

3 APT Contact CE - Play Therapy Skills and Methods

About our presenter: Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ works with Children and Families involved with Department of Child Safety and the various child mental health agencies in the Tucson community in a private practice setting. She has 26 years experience working with child trauma, abuse, attachment, and play therapy. She currently uses play therapy in individual and family therapy to help children heal from their previous traumas. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages, including the 0-5 age group. She speaks locally and nationally on a variety of play therapy topics.

AZAPT Membership Drive Special Offer:

AZAPT Members $30; Guests $95 (includes one year membership to APT/AZAPT)

Limited to 60 participants.

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, 2023. Cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after September 1, 2023.

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Arizona Association for Play Therapy

10869 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 103-243

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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