Easy as ABC: Creating an Amazing Bibliotherapy Collection
Come learn and play with Danielle Budash, PsyD, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor Megan Fiore, PsyD, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor
Friday, January 27, 2017 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
EARN 6 APT CE HOURS TOWARD YOUR RPT
This workshop will lead participants through the alphabet of books and play therapy techniques. Twenty-six books and tailored play-based interventions will be introduced as we sing, dance, read, and play…A to Z! Bibliotherapy is a therapeutic technique that uses books to help children navigate, learn, and cope with a variety of life circumstances as well as social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. The use of books to address a specific topic can be useful in removing the child from the issue, realizing that other children have similar difficulties, and identifying with character(s) in a book while discovering coping skills and solutions to problems. Bibliotherapy can be used in conjunction with play therapy to provide children with a nonthreatening, engaging, therapeutic experience. The combination of bibliotherapy and play therapy capitalizes on the ability to provide an intervention that addresses a child’s specific needs. This workshop will introduce participants to twenty-six book and play therapy intervention combinations. The books will cover a range of topics including self image, feelings identification, family issues, abuse/maltreatment, trauma, social issues, etc. The play therapy techniques presented will include the use of creative art, sandtray, games, fantasy/puppet play, dollhouse, role-playing, music/movement, etc. This workshop will guide participants through the alphabet by reading and playing…ABC as easy as 123!
Participants will be able to define bibliotherapy.
Participants will learn the benefits of using bibliotherapy with children and families.
Participants will learn how to choose appropriate books to build a booming bibliotherapy bookshelf.
Participants will learn the advantage of incorporating bibliotherapy, in combination with play therapy techniques, into their therapeutic practice.
Participants will be introduced to a variety of children’s books that address a wide range of social, emotional, developmental, and familial topics.
Participants will learn play therapy techniques and interventions that are related to each book presented.