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Bibliotherapy: Using Books in Play Therapy

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August 19 @ 9:00 am 12:15 pm CDT

Meraki Institute of Learning

Virtual Workshop

Live Event

Friday Aug 19, 2022

9:00am to 12:15pm

Workshop Level: All

Cost: $55-$75

Instructor: Joella Gerber LISW, RPT

Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be sent before the event)

Play Therapy Training Hours:

3 Total Contact Hours

  • 3 hrs-Special Topics

Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals & graduate students in a mental health program.

APT Approved Provider
APT Approved Provider #16-457

About “Bibliotherapy: Using Books in Play Therapy”

Throughout history, stories have been used as a way to make meaning, pass information, and promote development. Bibliotherapy, the use of books within therapeutic context, offers a way to facilitate change within play therapy.

During this training, participants will have an opportunity to add bibliotherapy interventions to their play therapy toolbox and come away with new and useful interventions to work with clients with a variety of presenting problems.

Learning Objectives:

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe 2 models of bibliotherapy
  2. List the benefits and limitations of bibliotherapy
  3. Demonstrate the use of books to facilitate change in play therapy for a variety of symptoms and presenting problems
Joella Gerber, LISW

Joella Gerber LISW, RPT

Joella is a Registered Play Therapist and Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Practitioner, she believes relationships and connection are the key to wellness and finds hope in knowing that through intentional experience, support, and work, people can find solutions to the challenges in their lives. Joella is especially passionate about providing support and resources to kids and families who have experienced adoption, foster care, or other trauma. Learn More…