Bibliotherapy: The Magic of Bringing Books Into the Playroom

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, History/Seminal, Bibliotherapy

Audience: Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Play Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
Bibliotherapy: The Magic of Bringing Books Into the Playroom On-demand Course
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Lynn Louise Wonders

Noted Play Therapist/Trainer

Lynn Louise Wonders is a licensed professional counselor and certified professional counselor supervisor in the state of Georgia and a registered play therapist-supervisor. Lynn has been providing play therapy services for children and families since 2001 and has been providing play therapy training, supervision and consultation since 2010. She is an author and editor of multiple publications in the fields of child & family counseling and play therapy and . She is a Certified AutPlay Therapist, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, Certified Mindfunless-based Play Therapist, and Certified in Neuropsychotherapy. Visit: www.WondersCounseling.com    

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Course Overview

Via recorded webinar
Course Description:
APT Primary Focus Area(s):
Skills and Methods: 2 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 2 CE

In this 2-hour recorded webinar Lynn Louise Wonders will take a look at the best ways to utilize children’s books in the play room to assist in helping children in their process of healing and growth. Learn effective play therapy techniques brought to life by bibliotherapy. 
Original recording date: May 18, 2018 Length: 126 minutes 
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Summarize the history and use of bibliotherapy and how it can be used in play therapy services.
  • Name two play therapy seminal theories that support the use of bibliotherapy in treating children.
  • Recall dozens of children’s books that have therapeutic value in helping children and will learn how to utilize these books in the playroom.
  • Explain how to guide parents in utilizing books at home to reinforce the established play therapy treatment plan.? 
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    Goodyear-Brown, P. (2002). Digging for buried treasure: 52 prop-based play therapy interventions for treating the problems of childhood. Nashville, TN: Paris Goodyear Brown. 

    Halsted, J. (1988). Guiding gifted readers: From preschool through high school: A handbook for parents, teachers, counselors, and librarians. Columbus, OH: Ohio Psychology Publishing. 

    Hébert, T. P. (1991). Meeting the affective needs of bright boys through bibliotherapy. Roeper Review, 13, 207-212. doi: 10.1080/02783199109553360 

    Holmes, M. (2000). A terrible thing happened. Washington, DC: Magination Press. 

    Hynes, A. & Hynes-Berry, M. (1994). Biblio-poetry therapy, the interactive process: A handbook. St. Cloud, MN: North Star Press. 

    Jalongo, M. R. (1983). Using crisis-oriented books with young children. Young Children, 38(5), 29-36. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/42643100 Julik, E. (1996). Sailing through the storm. Lakeville, MN: Galde Press, Inc. Kerr, B. A. (1991). A handbook for counseling the gifted and talented. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. 

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    McKenna, G.; Hevey, D. & Martin, E. (2010). Patients' and providers' perspectives on Bibliotherapy in primary care. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 17(6), 497–509. doi: 10.1002/cpp.679  

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    Prater, M. A., Johnstun, M.L., Dyches, T. T., & Johnstun, M. R. (2006). Using children's books as bibliotherapy for at-risk students: A guide for teachers. Preventing School Failure, 50(4), 5–10. doi: 10.3200/PSFL.50.4.5-10 

    Ransom, J.F. (2000). I don’t want to talk about it. Washington, D.C.: Magination Press. 

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    Shrodes, C. (1955). Bibiotherapy. The Reading Teacher, 9(1), 24-29. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/20196879 

    Silverman, L. K. (1993). Counseling the gifted and talented. Denver, CO: Love Publishing. Spredemann-Dreyer, S. S. (1994). Bookfinder 5: When kids need books. Circle Pines, MN: American Guidance Service. 

    Suess, D. (1990). Oh, the places you’ll go! New York, NY: Random House, Inc. Wilhelm, H. (1995). I will always love you. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, Inc. Ziegler, R. G. (1992). Homemade books to help kids cope. New York, NY: Magination Press.

    CE Details:
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    Bibliotherapy: The Magic of Bringing Books Into the Playroom

    Bibliotherapy: The Magic of Bringing Books Into the Playroom

    Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Play Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)



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    Recorded participant

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    E. Miski

    I enjoyed the presentation and the instructor's passion for bibliotherapy was contagious. I want to run out and beef up my library! While I was grateful for the rationale for using bibliotherapy, what I appreciated most was the instruction in application.

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    E. Miski
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    I really enjoyed how she read some of the books she was recommending.

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    The instructor was very animated and engaged in the training and did a great job presenting the material. It was a very interesting topic to me and I learned a great deal.

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