Bringing Nature into Play Therapy Supervision: Revitalize Your Self, Play, and Practice!
presented by Julie Nash, PhD, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™
Integrating nature-based play into play therapy can have powerful neuropsychological and clinical benefits. Bringing nature into play therapy supervision encourages supervisees to explore the process while experiencing the physical and mental benefits of nature time for themselves. Getting out into nature and bringing it into play and supervision spaces can revitalize one’s sense of self and encourage playfulness, while expanding play therapy options. Participants will discuss the clinical and psychosocial reasons behind integrating nature into play therapy and supervision and learn some neuropsychological benefits. Cultural influences and ethical implications will also be discussed. Participants should come prepared to explore nature in their surrounding environments to create and utilize miniatures and supervision interventions using natural materials.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least 4 benefits to integrating nature based play into play therapy supervision sessions.
- Identify at least 4 play therapy supervision interventions encouraging creation of miniatures and use of nature based materials.
- Discuss at least 2 potential limitations to using nature based materials in play therapy supervision.
- Identify how cultural influences can impact access to nature, and how this can be addressed within play therapy and play therapy supervision.
Session limited to 40 participants. | 3 APT Contact CE | Advanced Level | Play Therapy Skills and Methods, Play Therapy Special Topics
Please note that CEs are only for APT hours.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Julie Nash is a psychologist and Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor™ in Connecticut. The Past President of the New England Association for Play Therapy, she is involved at the national level with the Association For Play Therapy as the Conference Committee Chair. As she homeschools her three children, the impact of Nature on learning and living well has become more and more clear, and the need to integrate nature into Play Therapy has become a professional endeavor.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE after successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.
MIAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 99-050. MIAPT maintains responsibility for the program.
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CANCELLATION POLICY: If you notify MIAPT you are canceling, and we are able to fill your spot, you will receive a refund for the registration fee minus $15 administrative fee. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. No refunds after May 6, 2022.
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Skill Level: All skill levels