Bibliotherapy for Play Therapists

October 23, 2020 10:00AM-1:00PM ET

Date/ Time:

October 23, 2020 10:00AM - 1:00 PM ET

Online- Live Webinar


This webinar will provide an overview of bibliotherapy and its effectiveness as an adjunct for play therapy clients seen in offices and via telehealth. Participants will become familiar with the benefits of bibliotherapy, criterial for selecting books, and ways to use them in play therapy. Picture books for addressing specific presenting problems including introducing therapy, separation issues, loss/mourning , fears and anxiety, divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse/bad touch, feelings, adoption, foster care, self-esteem, gender identity, and self-regulation will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

    ~List the three stages of bibliotherapy for young children in play therapy.

    ~Describe three therapeutic benefits of using bibliotherapy with play therapy clients.

    ~Discuss four criteria for choosing picture books for the play room.

    ~Select at least three picture books to use with play therapy clients.

    ~Identify three ways bibliotherapy can be incorporated with play therapy clients and their parents.

Your Instructor

Donna Cangelosi, Psy.D., RPT-S
Donna Cangelosi, Psy.D., RPT-S

Donna Cangelosi maintains a private practice with children, adolescents, and adults in Wayne NJ, where she provides psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and parent education. She co-edited Play Therapy Techniques, Volumes 1 & 2, The Playing Cure, Essential Play Therapy Techniques, and Prescriptive Play Therapy. Dr. Cangelosi is the author of Saying Goodbye in Child Psychotherapy and several chapters and articles on working with children of divorce and the theory and practice of psychodynamic play therapy.

Course Curriculum

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CE Information:
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (3hrs) CONTACT CE Hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

Please Note: The CE certificate will be awarded within 3 business days to those who attend the entire webinar, complete a multiple choice test, and fill out course evaluations. No partial credit will be given. Play Therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

Effective May 15, 2020 through June 30, 2021, APT Approved Providers may temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education." All of our Live webinars during this time period will meet APT's requirements to provide "Contact CE" credit. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

For general information, special needs, or grievances, please contact Beth Couturier at [email protected] You will receive a response within 24 hours

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