Implementing LEGO®-Based Play Therapy Online Using Storytelling & Metaphors
Combining the use of LEGOs and metaphors in play therapy practice can break down barriers that interfere with an individual’s ability to communicate problems. LEGOs, metaphors, and storytelling allows play therapy practitioners to access the inner world of clients to help them solve problems. Participants will explore the advantages of using metaphors in play therapy.
This course may be purchased individually, or as a part of a 3-item bundle of LEGO®-based Play Therapy courses
- Discuss the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY model and its connection to play therapy practice.
- Identify and discuss at least three ways storytelling and metaphors can be used in play therapy.
- Identify and discuss the stages that metaphors move through when incorporating LEGOs and storytelling into play therapy to help clients communicate experiences.
- Demonstrate building LEGO models to help clients receiving play therapy to improve social and emotional functioning.
This is a non-interactive self-study course.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
Althea T. Simpson, MBA, LCSW, RPT-S
Althea T. Simpson, MBA, LCSW, RPT-S, is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions, Unicorn Life Training, and the Black Play Therapy Society. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator.
Althea has a passion for helping children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds and dealing with a range of concerns go from “Hurt to Healed.” She specializes in trauma recovery and has an active psychotherapy practice in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Althea uses the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method to help individuals and families address a variety of mental health issues. She also facilitates skill enriching workshops to teach mental health professionals’ therapeutic techniques that can help empower their clients to move through the therapeutic process.
Althea has delivered presentations for numerous organizations, community events, and professional conferences and seminars.
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2.5 CE hours
Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals & graduate students in a mental health program.
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This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
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Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.
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This course is intended for the behavioral health community who provide services to all ages.
Practice level: Intermediate
This is a non-interactive self-study course.. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation. The courses may include required reading. This course was recorded 06/11/21