Integrating Nature into Sandtray and Play Therapy

January 22, 2024. 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

January 22, 2024

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar

Description: Integrating nature-based play into play therapy can have powerful neuropsychological and clinical benefits. Participants will learn the clinical and psychosocial reasons behind integrating nature into play therapy and sandtray work, as well as some historical perspectives. The research on physical and mental health benefits will also be discussed. Participants should come prepared to discuss their own clinical experiences with using nature in play therapy and be ready to think about how to integrate nature into their work, especially in this time of technological advances and telehealth.

Learning Objectives:

1. Iidentify at least 4 benefits to integrating nature-based play into sand and play therapy sessions.

2. Discuss at least 2 potential limitations to using nature-based materials in play therapy.

3. Identify how cultural influences can impact access to nature, and how this can be addressed within play therapy

4. identify at least two ways to bring nature-based materials and techniques into indoor play therapy sessions

Your Instructor

Julie Nash, Ph.D., RPT-S
Julie Nash, Ph.D., RPT-S

Dr. Julie Nash is a licensed clinical psychologist and registered play therapist-supervisor. Dr. Nash is the owner of Riverside Psychological Associates, LLC in Centerbrook, CT where she provides individual and family therapy sessions for people across the age range, and provides continuing education trainings in play therapy. She is the President of the New England Association for Play Therapy and involved with the Association for Play Therapy at the national level.

CE Information:

This Live Webinar meets APT's definition of a Live Webinar, with 4 CE Live Webinar Non-Contact hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

APT Primary Area: Play Therapy Special Topics

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.

In order to be eligible to receive Live Webinar Non-contact hours, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

For general information, special needs, or grievances, please contactt us at [email protected]. You will receive a response within 24 hours

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