Course Description

About this Training:
This training focuses on the integration and implementation of bibliotherapy and play therapy.  

You will need internet access to complete this training. 

You will be asked to read through the PowerPoint (this is your training guide), you will also be asked to read articles/readings, watch video clips, and complete experiential activities. 

It’s expected that you will complete all the exercises and not skip over any parts of this training. Many of the exercises are referenced on the post exam at the end of the training. 

If you are counting this training toward the 150 hours to become an RPT or RPT-S, the 6 hours can be calculated as any combination of 6 toward special topics, 6 toward applicants choice, and 2 of the 6 hours can be counted toward seminal or historically significant theories. 

If you have any questions while completing the training, you may contact Jen Taylor info@jentaylorplaytherapy.com or Robert Jason Grant info@autplaytherapy.com.

Description:
This training covers the integration of play therapy and bibliotherapy. The approach of bibliotherapy is defined and the history, research, and credentialing processes of bibliotherapy are covered. The integration of using bibliotherapy in play therapy is addressed – what is meant by an integrative model. Considerations for incorporating bibliotherapy and play therapy are presented along with therapeutic play therapy goals with bibliotherapy. Special considerations and limitations are also explored. Case examples are reviewed and several play therapy and bibliotherapy integrated interventions are presented. This training is completed online and through home study but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete play therapy interventions. Register today and complete this informative and interactive training at your own pace, gain CE Hours, and enhance your therapy skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Conceptualize the history and research of bibliotherapy.
2) Define therapeutic play therapy goals when integrating bibliotherapy.
3) List four ways play therapy and bibliotherapy can be integrated.
4) Understand special considerations when integrating play therapy and bibliotherapy.
5) Explain case examples integrating play therapy and bibliotherapy.
6) Identify several play therapy interventions incorporating bibliotherapy.

Instructor

Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS

Dr. Robert Jason Grant is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Advanced Certified Autism Specialist. He owns and operates the AutPlay Therapy clinic in Southwest, MO. Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families, including working with autistic children, neurodivergent children, and those diagnosed with ADHD and other developmental disabilities. He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an integrative family play therapy approach. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapy and trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma related therapy for children and adults. Dr. Grant is an international speaker and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The World Autism Congress. He is a multi-published author of several articles, book chapters, and books including the following titles: AutPlay® Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Play-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges, A Workbook for Children and Teens. Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder, A Workbook for Children and Teens. Understanding ADHD: A Workbook for Children and Teens. AutPlay® Therapy Play and Social Skills Groups: A Ten Session Model. Play Therapy Theories and Perspectives: Diversity of Thought in the Field. Dr. Grant is a founding board member for the non-profit organization Stars for Autism. He is currently serving on the board of directors (president elect) for the Association for Play Therapy. He is also a part time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University (MNU). Dr. Grant is also a Certified Behavioral Life Coach through the PeopleKeys® program and provides life coaching, consultations, and play therapy supervision services. He is also a Board Certified Telepractice Specialist providing therapy and coaching through tele processes.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Course Materials

    • A Look at a Book: Integrating Play Therapy and Bibliotherapy Powerpoint

    • Bibliotherapy - Overview and Implications for Counselors

    • Benifits of Using Bibliotherapy Within Play Therapy

    • Case Example - Ryan

    • Case Example - Lea

    • Exercise One Integrating PT and Bibliotherapy

    • Exercise Two Integrating PT and Bibliotherapy

    • Exercise Three Integrating PT and Bibliotherapy

    • Exercise Four Integrating PT and Bibliotherapy

    • Exercise Five Integrating PT and Bibliotherapy

    • Exercise Six Integrating PT and Bibliotherapy

    • References & Resources

  • 3

    Finish Course and Get Certificate

    • Course Evaluation (Required)

    • Quiz (Required)

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