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IC01 Workshop 23 - Ericksonian Play Therapy - Joyce Mills, PhD

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Erickson Congress 2001  |  Erickson Congress
Joyce Mills, PhD, LMFT
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Dec 07, 2001
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With the healing power of story and play at its center, this experiential workshop will provide participants with the essential elements of the Ericksonian Play Therapy model. While emphasizing cultural diversity, natural healing abilities and creative solutions, participants will learn specific "therapeutic stepping stones" that will help children and adolescents rediscover joy, empowerment and their ability to soar.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe Erickson ian hypnotherapeutic and play therapy approaches that will help children and adolescents dissociate from physical and emotional trauma.
  2. To describe steps for creating and utilizing therapeutic storytelling, art, nature and rituals based on transcultural teachings.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Joyce C. Mills, PhD, LMFT, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor is the Founder/director of the Story- Play® Center in Scottsdale AZ and Co-director of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy. Recipient of 1997 Annual Intern Play Therapy Award for an “outstanding career contribution in Child Psychology and Play Therapy.” An internationally recognized trainer speaker, consultant, and program development specialist, author of eight books, including the award- winning Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within and Reconnecting to the Magic of Life.