FirstPlay Somatic Storytelling® Level 1: Foundations
15.5 APT non-contact hours provided by Developmental Play & Attachment Therapies (APT Approved Provider 10-287) No NBCC Credit
Level One is 15.5 hours of the 37.5 hourFirstPlay Somatic Storytelling® three-part training series. It provides an introduction to FirstPlay® including the theoretical and research foundations. (*Formerly known as Kinesthetic Storytelling).
*NOTE: Level 1 includes 5 Modules. 4 of those 5 Modules are available as stand-alone courses. Those course are:
1) Intro To FirstPlay Therapy
2) Attachment Theory in FirstPlay Therapy
3). The Ethics of Touch in Play Therapy
4). Parent and Child Attachment and Assessment
If you have completed all 4 of the courses listed above, please email Jen Taylor at email@example.com to purchase Module 5, which will be the final course needed for you to complete Level 1 of the Somatic Storytelling Series. Once you have completed that course, you can move directly to Level 2 of the Somatic Storytelling series.
Level One provides an introduction to FirstPlay® including the theoretical and research foundations of Developmental Play Therapy, Attachment Theory, Ericksonian- based principles, and Filial Play Therapy, in addition to the neurobiology of touch. You will also learn several assessment tools (art-based and scale) to evaluate for children’s experiences of touch and attachment. Finally, you will learn and practice several FirstPlay® introductory “Getting Started” somatic interventions that can assist in helping children to become familiar with the experience of “BACK Stories,” while at the same time enhancing the parent-child attachment relationship and emphasizing the importance of respectful touch.
Course includes 15.5 APT Non-contact hours (pre-recorded material). For those working with APT towards the Registered Play Therapist Credential 6 of the 15.5 hours are in seminal theory and 9.5 hours are in skills and methods.
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.
FirstPlay Practitioner Manual LEVEL 1
Somatic Storytelling Informed Consent Sample
MODULE ONE: FirstPlay® Overview - Description and Learning Objectives
Module One Powerpoint
Module One Video
MODULE TWO: FirstPlay® Therapy Foundations - Description and Learning Objectives
Module Two Powerpoint Part A
Module Two Video Part A
Module Two Powerpoint Part B
Module Two Video Part B
MODULE THREE: Touch, FirstPlay® & Ethics Description & Objectives
Module Three Powerpoint
Module Three Video Session 1
Module Three Video Session 2
Module Three Video Session 3
MODULE FOUR: Parent & Child Touch & Attachment Assessment & other Child Drawing Assessment Interventions - Description & Learning Objectives
Module Four Powerpoint
Module Four Video