Using Superheroes and Pop Culture
in Counseling and Play Therapy
Presented By: Sophia Ansari, LPCC, RPT
Co-founder of Let’s Play Therapy Institute
November 5, 2021
8:30 AM- 3:30 PM
6 APT (Association for Play Therapy) CONTACT CE hours provided by Let’s Play Therapy Institute
Let’s Play Therapy Institute is an APT Approved Provider 20-609
We all have memories of using a blanket as a makeshift cape, jumping off the couch and imagining as if we were flying high up in the sky amongst the clouds. Superheroes have been such an integral part of our childhood. The themes in our favorite comic books can be used to help children and adults with the struggles we all encounter at some point in our lives (losing a loved one, being bullied, making poor choices). The stories may be stories of fantasy but what makes them all relatable is that the characters and narratives are grounded in human emotion.
Superhero themes in play therapy can be used to assess a client’s inner resources, their needs, strengths, and can provide valuable information in diagnosis and treatment. The creative counselor can incorporate several modalities of treatment such as play therapy, art, drama, cognitive behavioral therapy, bibliotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology, and many other evidence-based modalities!
PLEASE NOTE: Participants will be required to complete an evaluation upon conclusion of the workshop to receive credit for APT contact hours. The CE certificate is awarded to those who attend the entire workshop.
For more information on APT CE hours please visit, https://letsplaytherapy.org/
About the Presenter:
Sophia Ansari, LPCC, RPT, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, author, educator, and co-founder of Let’s Play Therapy Institute. She provides workshops on play therapy to mental health professionals and educates parents and teachers on the importance of play as it relates to development and learning in the school setting. She is a passionate research trainer who has bridged her knowledge of neuroscience and creative therapies to provide in-depth and highly experiential trainings all over the world.
Sophia co-hosts Hero Nation, a podcast on the Geek Therapy Network, which celebrates diversity in the media and explores how to use geek culture in therapy.
Sophia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wright State University and her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati.
For more information on Let’s Play Therapy Institute visit, https://letsplaytherapy.org/
Graduate level mental health students & licensed mental health practitioners. This seminar is a beginning level course. This workshop is appropriate for licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.
Please note that the Association for Play Therapy (APT) alone holds the right to accept or deny any continuing education training at its discretion.
It is the responsibility of each professional to check with their state or national licensing board to obtain continuing education credit for this seminar. Most state and national licensing boards will approve continuing education courses which cover clinical topics, practice management skills, legal and ethical responsibilities and stress management. It is your responsibility as the license/certificate holder to be aware of and abide by the continuing education rules and guidelines set forth by your licensing board.
8:30 AM- 9:30 AM The Rise of Superhero Therapy
9:30 AM-10:15 AM Creative Play Therapy Interventions Using Superheroes and Pop Culture
10:15 AM- 10:20 AM Break
10:20 AM-11:30 AM Creative Play Therapy Interventions Using Superheroes and Pop Culture
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
12:30 PM-2:00 PM Pop Culture meets Positive Psychology: Strengths Based Play Therapy
2:00 PM-2:05 PM Break
2:05 PM-3:30 PM More Creative Play Therapy Interventions Using Superheroes and Pop Culture
Let’s Play Therapy Institute seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Sophia Ansari, firstname.lastname@example.org, 708-541-3365. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.
Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Sophia Ansari, email@example.com, 708-541-3365.
Financial: Sophia Ansari is co-founder and owner of Let’s Play Therapy Institute, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from Eastern Illinois University.
Non-financial: Sophia Ansari is a member of the Association for Play Therapy.