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Monday November 16 at 11 am EASTERN time zone Dr. Roz Heiko will be presenting a one hour class called How Stories Reach Us, Challenge Us and Connect Us in the upcoming 2020 Play Therapy Mini Master Class Series.
Story-telling is a universal way of conveying meaningful messages and connecting people through all the history of humanity. Within the context of play therapy stories are told and shared by our clients in their play and also can be part of more directive interventions as part of treatment planning. In this one hour class Dr. Heiko will be providing inspiring and fascinating information along with practical application of how to utilize story-telling purposefully to promote connection, healing and growth for our clients.
Dr. Heiko helps therapists navigate what she calls the deep waters of our consciousness through Sandplay, a process that creates a safe space for stories to come to life. She works with therapists all around the world about the meaning of symbolic play. She offers training and consultation that helps therapists who may be experiencing burnout find rejuvenation and inspiration. She, herself, is a masterful story-teller and this one hour class with Dr. Roz will intrigue you and inspire you.
Dr. Heiko is a psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy in the US (RPT-S); a Sandplay teacher with the International Society of Sandplay Therapists (ISST) and the Sandplay Therapists of America (STA); and also holds national certification in school psychology. She trains therapists nationally and internationally. Dr. Roz is an Executive Board Member of the World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals, and has been an Executive Board member of STA. She has worked clinically with children and families for over 35 years. She has published chapters in books edited by Eliana Gil and Eric Green, as well as being an author of several articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy. Her most recent book is A Therapist’s Guide to Mapping the Girl Heroine’s Journey in Sandplay (2018), published by Rowman & Littlefield. She was published most recently in an article for the APT magazine Play Therapy writing about Jungian Play Therapy. She was recently interviewed by the Romanian Sandplay Therapy Institute which you can hear here.
Currently, Dr. Heiko is offering several play therapy trainings live that will be available as recorded on-demand training opportunities after they are live. On October 10 Passage to “My Special Island”: Teaching Parents and Children to Create a Play Therapy Adventure for a Lifetime and she has a recorded training called Mapping the Heroine’s Journey for Girls in Sandplay : Mindfully Engaging Our Clients in Play Therapy Using Sand and Storytelling Approaches
Why sign up for this class called How Stories Reach Us, Challenge Us, and Connect Us with Dr. Roz Heiko?
During this time of pandemic, many of the families we work with are so isolated at home – parents, children, families. Stories and storytelling in its varied forms, send the message “you are not alone”, and can teach us about connecting us to our inner strengths and resources. Come and find ways to bring this powerful modality into your work with your child and family clients. And you are in for a treat because Dr. Roz Heiko has a magical way of moving and inspiring therapists with her soothing voice and her heart-felt messages.