Welcome to the 37.5 hour FirstPlay Somatic Storytelling® Three-Level training series. This attachment-focused play therapy model uniquely combines the work of play therapy pioneer, Viola Brody who originated Developmental Play Therapy with its emphasis on the healing power of play and touch combined with Ericksonian-based metaphorical storytelling. It is a parent-child attachment-based therapeutic storytelling model that is being offered in three different training levels that can be completed at your pace. It is your choice whether you decide to attend all three training levels or stop after Level I or II.
*Each level may be purchased individually; however, receive the highest savings by purchasing the entire training package.
The training will be a combined total of 37.5 hours of APT non-contact credits.
The 37.5 hours of non-contact play therapy training is available immediately upon purchase in recorded webinar format. You will have access to this material 24/7 and can view according to your schedule.
The Association for Play Therapy Credentialing Standards for the Registered Play Therapist requires training in three primary areas.
The breakdown for this entire training series includes:
5 Hours Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories: [Developmental-Vi Brody]
27.5 Hours Play Therapy Skills and Methods: [Developmental Play Therapy, Eriksonian Play Therapy & Filial Play Therapy]
5 Hours Play Therapy Special Topics Includes special populations and burgeoning models
Certification in FirstPlay Somatic Storytelling:
To become certified in FirstPlay Somatic Storytelling, the student must first successfully complete the three levels of educational content (37.5 total hours) in the FirstPlay Somatic Storytelling series.
Upon completion of all three levels of recorded content, the student needs to contact Dr. Courtney directly to schedule individual and/or group consultation calls to demonstrate competency in applying these concepts into clinical practice.
Please review the Course Previews for each level! Dr. Courtney will be happy to answer any questions that you have. You can contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org