Nurturing and Restoring Sensory Attunement in Play Therapy

June 3, 2022. 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

June 3, 2022

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar

Nurturing and Restoring Sensory Attunement in Play Therapy

The need to help children who experience sensory dysregulation issues is a major emphasis in play therapy. This webinar will highlight ways in which play therapists can recognize and utilize the gifts and challenges of a child’s sensory preferences (conscious), minimal sensory cues (unconscious), as well those physical or emotional experiences that generate sensory blocks (out-of-conscious). Once identified, the metaphors and experiential activities (Living Metaphors) developed and offered in play therapy sessions will nurture and restore a deep sense of attunement to a child’s inner world. Case examples and experiential exercises will be interwoven throughout this webinar. Additionally, creative activity for creating inner harmony will be included.

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize a child’s sensory preferences (conscious) during Play Therapy sessions.

2. Utilize a child’s sensory preferences (unconscious) to retrieve inner resources and strengths.

3. Learn how to identify and utilize two sensory minimal cues (unconscious communication) in play therapy.

4. Identify one way to ascertain a child’s blocked sensory system (out-of-conscious) in play therapy.

5. Create a Living Metaphor that can restore sensory attunementt

Your Instructor

Joyce C. Mills, Ph.D., RPT-S
Joyce C. Mills, Ph.D., RPT-S

Founder of StoryPlay® Global, award-winning Play Therapist, author of eight books, and considered an expert in metaphorical interventions, Dr. Joyce Mills is an internationally recognized storyteller, consultant, workshop leader, program development specialist, and keynote speaker to medical, psychological, and educational organizations. With “resiliency” and “creativity” at its heart, Dr. Mills developed StoryPlay®, a new Ericksonian Indirective model of Play Therapy helping children, adults, families, and communities heal from trauma and disaster. In addition to her training programs, Dr. Mills is a Co-Director of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a registered Play Therapy Supervisor. Her books include: Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within (Second Edition); Reconnecting to the Magic of Life; Butterfly Wisdom; Little Tree, Gentle Willow; and Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel.

Award-winning Co-Author of Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within

2014 – AZ Association for Play Therapy for “Distinguished Service” award during their 19th Annual State Conference in Phoenix Arizona.

2014 – Paris France – “Lifelong work and contributions to the field of multicultural hypnotherapy.”

Recipient of the 1997 Annual Play Therapy International Award for an

“Outstanding career contribution to the field of child psychology & play therapy.”

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.

APT CE Hour Area: Play Therapy Skills and Methods or Special Topics (3)

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, 2022, 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.

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