Training Opportunity for Play Therapists
Enter the Metaphorical Journey: Inquiry Skills for Play Therapists
On-Line Live Delivery: January 8 and 16, 2021 - 9am to noon MST
This two 3-hour training program is for Play Therapy practitioners who use expressive arts, projective activities and sandplay with their clients. This play therapy training program will introduce the play therapist to an array of questions that may be utilized when engaging with children youth and adults during an exploration phase of an expressive-based activity. Through the inquiry skills training, therapists will be encouraged to “stay out of the way” of interpretation and instead assist the client to explore their scene or product while remaining in the metaphor.
More information here. (pdf)
What will you need?
Here are a few things you could have available. If you don’t have all of these items, choose a couple of mediums you like to work with so that you can create something during the training.
- A computer/device with a camera – external camera is very useful so your tray can be seen by a partner
- A sandtray and miniatures
- Paper, markers, crayons, other artmaking materials of your choice (glue, scissors
- Playdough or clay
- A selection of items from nature
- Describe the difference between inquiry and an interview process in play therapy
- Identify at least 5 inquiry questions and at least 3 different types of questions
- Demonstrate the use of questions used in a play therapy inquiry
- Demonstrate ways to use inquiry questions using different expressive and play therapy modalities
- Describe the importance of staying in the metaphor when exploring art products and sandplay scenes