Washington Association for Play Therapy

 Promoting the Healing Power of Play in Washington

Seattle Networking Meeting: Children’s Story Time: Using Bibliotherapy in Play Therapy

  • June 09, 2017
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Seattle, WA

Seattle Area Networking Meeting

*Friday, June 9th*

12:30 - 2:00pm

New Location: Seattle Play Therapy

8401 5th Ave NE, Suite 101

Seattle WA 98115

Title: Children’s Story Time: Using Bibliotherapy in Play Therapy


Children’s books can help children understand, process and work through social and emotional problems. Play therapists can use these books therapeutically in our work with children and families.

Bring and eat your lunch while we listen to therapeutic stories read aloud. We will give a brief overview of books from these categories -- adoption, attachment, bullying/social dynamics, diversity, divorce, feelings, grief, mindfulness, perfectionism, self-esteem, and trauma – and choose a few to read aloud.

Stories will be followed by a discussion of how to use each book in our work with children and families.  

** In addition to bringing your lunch, bring your favorite therapeutic book to share (if you have one). Participants will have an opportunity to look through other’s favorite books and my extensive collection of children’s books covering the topic listed above and more. 

Learning objectives:
  • 1.     Participants will learn the benefits of bibliotherapy in their therapeutic work with children and families
  • 2.     Participants will be able to name two books to address two problem areas that therapists see in their practice
  • 3.     Participants will be able to name two interventions using a children’s book in play therapy sessions 

Bio:  Rosie Newman, MA, LMHC, RPT-S is a child and family therapist and founder of Seattle Play Therapy, a small private practice in North Seattle. She received her Master of Arts degree in Existential and Phenomenological Psychology from Seattle University and subsequent training and experience in play therapy to earn her Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor credential. Rosie was board president of the Washington Association for Play Therapy in 2013 and propelled the branch forward to earn its first ever gold branch status. Rosie taught a graduate level play therapy course at Seattle University and has provided training in play therapy in a variety of settings. Rosie is also the Clinical Director for A Home Within (Seattle Chapter), as part of a national non-profit that facilitates pro bono psychotherapy for foster youth.

1.5 FREE CE Clock Hours Provided (APT-APPROVED PROVIDER #11-296)

Please email info@wa4pt.com for further information.


Social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, nurses, interns, undergraduate and graduate students

Students are highly encouraged to attend. If you are new to play therapy or still learning, please come with your curiosity and questions!

** Students: Did you know you can begin to accrue APT Approved CEs that will count toward your RPT credential even before you graduate with your Master's Degree?!

Cost: Free!!!

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