Not Just Child’s Play! How “Furry Auxiliaries” Can Enliven Your Therapy Sessions
Online training with CE & psychodrama credits 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on March 19, 2021
Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, introduces us to what she calls “furry auxiliaries” as brilliant additions to your interactive sessions with children and adults and all ages in between.
In this online workshop with friend and colleague Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we show and tell how to use stuffed animals, puppets and dolls as amazing projective tools that support and educate the people we work with for warm ups, go to the heart of the issues in the session or create beautiful closures as a session concludes.
The workshop is scheduled 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 19, using the online Zoom platform.
You will learn:
Tuition is $70 if registered by March 16, 2021, $85 after, and includes CE credits and psychodrama hours, plus a generous handout page of slides, handouts and links to videos and online information of interest, which you may retrieve online, and three CE credits.
CE credits and psychodrama hours
The program provides three CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professorial counselors and psychologists, plus psychodrama credits and Act 48 hours.
How to register
This experiential three-hour program is suitable for mental health professionals, educators, creative arts therapists, life and wellness coaches, play therapists, physical health professionals, nurses, administrators, first responders, alternative practitioners, youth and group leaders, human resources specialists, clergy, addiction professionals and others.
CE and psychodrama credits
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, Companions In Healing and the Lancaster School of Psychodrama and Experiential Psychotherapies are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors according to Pennsylvania Board Approval # 004002.
The Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology has approved continuing education programs with License #PSY000216.
The Wisconsin State Board approves continuing education credits for social workers, MFTs and LPCs Provider #6834-123.
These training hours may be counted towards the Certified Psychodramatist (CP) credential as approved by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.
Training hours may be counted towards certification approved by the International Society of Experiential Professionals.
Training hours are approved for Act 48 credits for educators, school counselors and administrators.
You may be able to submit your certificate for credits in another helping discipline or in another state. Please contact your respective state board for information.
Contact Karen here
If you are a new user to the online platform Zoom, please download on your computer or tablet here. You may also use your smartphone but please keep in mind that you may not enjoy the same learning quality due to the small screen on your smartphone.
If you have used Zoom in the past, please make sure you download the most recent version of Zoom a day or two before the program.
About Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP
Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, is a certified trainer, educator and practitioner of psychodrama, group psychotherapy and sociometry, is a certified trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model of psychodrama, designed for working with trauma survivors; and a Certified Health Education Specialist with 45-plus years’ experience in education, group facilitation, and lifestyle counseling. Linda is a Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Certified Lightarian Reiki Master Practitioner and Interfaith Minister. Her areas of expertise include nutrition, exercise, stress management, trauma, eating disorders, women’s health, body image and mindbody wellness. In addition, she is the founder of the Eating Disorders Resource Network and co-author of “Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods: Beyond the Silence of the Fury” with Karen Carnabucci. She lives in Grasonville, Md.
More about Linda here.
About Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP
Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, TEP, is the founder of the Lancaster School of Psychodrama and Experiential Psychotherapies in Lancaster, Pa. She a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified trainer, educator and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy and is a certified facilitator of Family and Systemic Constellations.
Through the years, she has worked with people with depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction since 1989 and now devotes much of her time to mentoring with health and healing professionals of all kinds to discover and contribute their authentic gifts to their corner of the world. She is the author of Show and Tell Psychodrama: Skills for Therapists, Coaches, Teachers, Leaders and co-author of Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work: New Directions for Action Methods, Mind-Body Therapies and Energy Healing, with Ronald Anderson and “Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods: Beyond the Silence of the Fury” with Linda Ciotola.
More about Karen here.
At a glance
What Not Just Child's Play! How “Furry Auxiliaries” Can Enliven Your Therapy Sessions
When 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET March 19, 2021
Where Online via Zoom
Instructor Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, and Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP
CE credits Three credits for social workers, therapists and licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama credits
Tuition $70 before March 16, $85 after
How to register
Early registration is recommended.
Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, with two of her puppets.