** This course is being retired. In order to obtain APT credit, you must complete the course by March 1, 2020.**
In this video interview, Dr. Susan Elswick explains how to increase social-emotional literacy skills in children of all ages through the combination of children’s books and play based interventions. Dr. Elswick explains how to create play therapy treatment plans that involve the therapist, teacher and parent as a team and how to document and track progress over the course of treatment. She provides practical ways to overcome resistance of play therapy in the school setting and how to build alliances with teachers and administrators to implement play based bibilotherapy programs.
1) Participants will be able to identify findings in research and literature regarding bibliotherapy and social emotional literacy training and how they related to play therapy practices.
2) Participants will be more familiar with how to implement play therapy based interventions based on children's literature and programming within school and private practice settings.
3) Participants will be able to identify 2-3 children's literature/ books that can be used in play therapy practice and how to effectively teach emotional literacy through the use of the books
4) Participants will be exposed to practices based in multi-systemic play therapy programming (therapy, home and school focused) aimed at improving outcomes and increasing skill generalization
Training Refund Policy (No Refunds After Certificate Issued)
A Note About the Video Recording
Video Interview with Dr. Susan Elswick
Audio Only Version
A Note About Supplemental Materials
Library Book List
Another Book list
Sample Parent Activity
Sample Teacher Activity
Where to find more from Dr. Susan Elswick
Course Evaluation (Required)