The Golden Nuggets of StoryPlay®

January 21, 2022. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Date/ Time:

January 21, 2022

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar


Founder, Dr. Joyce Mills will present the golden nuggets of StoryPlay®, an Ericksonian, resiliency-based, indirective process of Play Therapy. During this three-hour webinar, Dr Joyce will provide participants with the nine essential elements of StoryPlay Therapy, and show us how to identify, access, and utilize the inner resources, skills and gifts within our clients. She will demonstrate how It is through these invaluable gems that we as clinicians can move beyond diagnosis and provide creative approaches to effect transformational change for the children and adolescents in our care.

Learning Objective:

  • Identify how to Access Inner Resources of a child or adolescent during the first session of play therapy.
  • List three of the nine essential elements of the StoryPlay model.
  • Utilize “Interspersed Suggestions” for facilitating positive emotional and behavioral change in play therapy.
  • Explain how to utilize the elements of our natural ecology as metaphors in the quest for positive change and healing in play therapy.
  • Describe two StoryCrafts for experiential healing in play therapy.

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: 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, 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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