Description

Storytelling is an effective way to tell in a natural way what many children experience. This provides the opportunity to explore a wide range of life’s thoughts, emotions and problems.

In Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy the application of cognitive and behavioral techniques through storytelling is aimed at generating thoughts, emotions and alternative actions in the child to cope with the problems he is experiencing, increasing problem-solving skills and the sense of mastery of the world.

The storytelling training proposes the integrated use of narrative activity, play and cognitive and behavioral interventions, evolutionarily adequate, in order to transmit to professionals in the sector a tool to deal with the problems of the child in an indirect way, providing him with the more adaptive coping capacity development opportunities.

Presentation Video

In this video, Maria A. Geraci, founder of the CBPT Research Center in Rome, introduces the importance of using Storytelling in Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT).

Objectives

Upon completion of the module, participants should be able to:

  1. Helping children bring out thoughts and model behaviors to achieve established therapeutic goals;
  2. Have the knowledge of basic skills to use storytelling within the CBPT intervention;
  3. Learn about different activities with the use of storytelling to be integrated into the therapeutic project.

Course requirements

The course is aimed at:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers Or Licensed Independent Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist
  • Licensed Mental Health Clinical Nurse Practitioner

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Maria A. Geraci

Maria A. Geraci specializes in CBT psychotherapy with a case of Childhood Depression treated with Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy at the Humanitas School of Specialization in Rome (LUMSA University). She has a University Specialization in Psychological Evaluation at Sapienza University of Rome and a Master in Play Therapy at the International Academy for Play Therapy in Lugano.

For 10 years she has been dealing with developmental psychotherapy using CBPT in paths aimed at the emotional regulation of children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

She is an adjunct professor at the LUMSA University, Coordinator and teacher of the Humanitas School of Psychotherapy and a teacher in several schools of CBT psychotherapy where she teaches specific modules on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy.

She is the author of several publications, national and international articles on issues relating to Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Coping, the emotional resources of children with learning disabilities and the promotion of resilience.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1: Use of Storytelling in CBPT

LESSON 1

  • What is storytelling (17 minutes)

LESSON 2

  • The development of narrative thinking (20 minutes)

LESSON 3

  • Storytelling and cognitive-behavioral techniques (18 minutes)

55 MINUTES VIDEO LESSON

PDF LESSON

Module 2: Therapeutic Storytelling

LESSON 1

  • Therapeutic stories (17 minutes)

LESSON 2

  • The construction of therapeutic stories (24 minutes)

LESSON 3

  • Example of building a story (18 minutes)

60 MINUTES VIDEO LESSON

PDF LESSON

Module 3: The Bibliotherapy

LESSON 1

  • Definition and use of bibliotherapy (31 minutes)

LESSON 2

  • Bibliotherapeutic path (16 minutes)

LESSON 3

  • The choice of texts (13 minutes) 

60 MINUTES VIDEO LESSON

PDF LESSON

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