Storytelling In Play Therapy: The Process Of Making Up The Truth

Storytelling in Play Therapy: The Process of Making Up the Truth

Storytelling in Play Therapy:
The Process of Making Up the Truth
Storytelling in play therapy
Join us to explore the art and science of how to use storytelling in play therapy! We will be learning about a lot more than how to use “books,” also to change and leverage the stories in our own heads.

The instructor reviews the historical and contemporary role of storytelling to the health of  individuals, families, and society. Participants will learn, through lecture and experiential education, about life script theory, the Mutual Storytelling technique, and how to appropriately select books or specific storytelling activities as play therapy interventions. The presenter will discuss multicultural implications of play therapy, including book selection and storytelling. We will also discuss how our favorite stories shape the roles of Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer that we learn in our family of origin and carry into relationships today.

LEVEL: Beginner & Intermediate
Learning Objectives Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Mutual Storytelling technique in play therapy
  • List at least three examples of when it is appropriate to incorporate bibliotherapy into play therapy
  • Discuss the importance of selecting culturally appropriate stories for play therapy
  • Define life script and discuss the importance of fairytales to children and how to explore them in play therapy
  • Discuss the benefits of imaginative play in play therapy
  • Describe the benefit of stories to society and how to leverage that in play therapy

DATES: February  24, 2018
TIMES:   9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
ACULTY:   Emily Keller, Ph.D, LPC, RPT
TUITION:   $130 if registered one month in advance, $50 deposit ($150 afterward)

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Continuing Education


February 24, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Early Registration $130.00
Late Registration $150.00
Location Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy
659 Edwards Ridge Road
Chapel Hill NC 27517
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