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Using Books Interactively in Play Therapy

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Interactively using books in play therapy can be a powerful tool to promote the exploration of feelings and life events/situations. In this workshop, learn how to appropriately choose and use books for various topics and areas of mental health.


  • Discuss literacy and the link to play therapy.
  • Discover and discuss how books encourage us.
  • Define Bibliotherapy.
  • Interactively use books and discuss 5 or more book examples for varying mental health conditions and symptoms.
  • Learn at least 10 areas to consider when using books in therapy
  • Compare pros and cons of using books in therapy
CS Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider number is 15-419. CS Institute maintains responsibility for the program.


  • Brandy Guidry, MA, LPC-S, RPTâ„¢

    Brandy graduated in 2015 from Southern Nazarene University with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. She works for Transitions, Inc. and provides therapy to children and adults individually and as a family with an emphasis on treating trauma and through a primarily Adlerian lens. She is a Registered Play Therapist with a passion for play therapy, establishing healthy and positive attachment in parent-child relationships, and promoting cultural diversity and inclusion in the mental health field. She is a Certified facilitator for Circle of Security, an attachment based parenting program, rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and also a certified parent coach for Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC).

April 26, 2024
Fri 9:00 AM CDT

Duration 3H 0M

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