Using Bibliotherapy in Play Therapy to Introduce Mindfulness

Joelle Harrison, LPCC, RPT-S™


Using Bibliotherapy in Play Therapy to Introduce Mindfulness $59

This two-hour course explores how to introduce mindfulness skills to children through the power of bibliotherapy. This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and practical tools needed to effectively engage children during play therapy sessions using an array of children’s books that focus on slowing down and being present.

Children possess the human inclination to identify with others through literature and art. This course aims to demonstrate mindfulness exercises/activities that can be coupled with books to facilitate introducing age-appropriate mindfulness skills.

This course also aims to empower participants with the skills needed to cultivate a thoughtful therapeutic library that will enhance their work with children and families in the playroom environment.

Upon completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the terms of Mindfulness and Bibliotherapy as they apply to play therapy.
  • List 5 benefits of utilizing bibliotherapy to introduce mindfulness with children in play therapy
  • Identify over 25 children’s books that have therapeutic value in teaching mindfulness skills and learn how to utilize them in the playroom.
  • List over 20 play therapy activities/interventions that promote mindfulness when partnered with bibliotherapy in the playroom.

Joelle Harrison, LPCC, RPT-S™


Joelle Harrison is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of New Mexico and is also a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor. She is the owner of Giving Tree Counseling, LLC and has been practicing child therapy for over 25 years in the Albuquerque community in multiple settings including outpatient, partial treatment, residential treatment, and inpatient hospital environments. She holds an advanced certification in Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy and specializes in working with children ages 3 – 11. Joelle currently uses play therapy, therapeutic art activities, sand tray therapy, and parent education in her work with children. Joelle has also published two Children’s books – Simon Slows Down and Nola, the Nightmare Warrior.

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Who is this course for?

This course is designed for graduate-level pre-licensed and licensed mental health professionals for continuing education purposes.

Access to Course and Materials:

Upon purchase you will have access to any handouts for download and video recording of the course presentation. You will have access to the course material for one year from time of purchase.

Evaluations, Post-test, and Certificates:

Registrants must submit an evaluation and complete post-test upon course conclusion. Participants must complete and submit both evaluation and post-test with an 80% passing grade within 24 hours of course completion in order to receive CEs and certificate of completion.

Refund Policy:

There are no refunds due to the immediately consumable nature of the content.

Financial Declaration:

The presenter is compensated for this training, and the content created and presented may be recorded and later available for purchase from which the presenter will receive financial gains. The presenter has no conflict of interest.

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