No sand tray needed! These fun little representations have a wonderful way of engaging imaginative storied play. Mini figures engage with the symbolic and invite the unconscious into a physical form. This ability of mini figures to engage hidden information within us is often incredibly valuable for clients who are stuck or having a hard time moving past cognitive road blocks. This class will demonstrate how a simple collection of mini figures can be used therapeutically from several theoretical frameworks.
This class will be held at Playmore & Prosper on Friday, July 12th from 9 AM to 12:15 PM.
This summer series on play therapy is meant to give therapists new tools and expand their repertoire of techniques for moving therapy forward. Therapy with kids and adolescents is different, and it requires learning new arenas & languages to facilitate growth and healing. These classes are built on sound therapeutic theory and will focus on the application of specific tools through demonstration and interaction.
Check out the other two classes in our summer series on Legos and Board Games!
At the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
- Describe and practice foundational skills of play therapy as they apply to using mini figures in session
- Discuss the selection of mini figures available, and assess criteria for choosing the best mini figures for a play therapy office
- Discuss & practice using mini figures for assessment and intervention
Play Therapy Summer Series: Mini Figures
This class is worth 3 CEUs. These hours can be applied towards obtaining the necessary 150 CEU hours required for RPT credentialing from the Association for Play Therapy. This course is founded in Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy, which is considered “seminal theory” by the APT, and appropriate to take during all three phases of training required for obtaining the RPT credential.
Playmore and Prosper is an approved provider of Play Therapy Training. APT Approved Provider 17-504.