CBPT Tools: USE OF STORYTELLING

Target audience: professionals from the clinical, health, rehabilitation, educational and social sectors.

Topics treated: prevention and promotion of health and well-being, problems related to anxiety, withdrawal, opposition, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, fears, low self-esteem, divorce, trauma, loss, illness, social difficulties.

Description

Storytelling training offers the integrated use of narrative activity, play and cognitive and behavioral interventions that are evolutionarily adequate in order to transmit to the professionals of the sector a vehicle to face the problems of the child in a non-threatening way, providing him with the opportunity to develop more adaptive coping skills and restore a sense of mastery of the world.

Storytelling comes naturally to many children and is an effective way to communicate what they think and feel. It opens a door for planning events and provides them with hope for the future and is designed to help children explore a wide range of life’s thoughts, emotions and problems.

Ojectives

Upon completion of the module, participants should be able to:

  1. Helping children bring out thoughts and model behaviors to achieve established therapeutic goals;
  2. Have the knowledge of basic skills to use storytelling within the CBPT intervention;
  3. Learn about different activities with the use of storytelling to be integrated into the therapeutic project.

Outline course

Maria A. Geraci

Module 1: Basics theoretical of storytelling

  • The therapeutic function of stories
  • The construction of therapeutic stories
  • The use of storytelling in the CBPT intervention

3 HOURS

Maria A. Geraci

Module 2: Storytelling and Bibliotherapy

  • The different types of Storytelling
  • The use of Bibliotherapy in CBPT
  • Integrated use of Storytelling and Bibliotherapy
  • Presentation and practice of activities with Bibliotherapy

3 HOURS

Maria A. Geraci

Module 3: Intervention setting and the use of Modeling in the construction of Storytelling

  • Structuring of therapeutic goals and choice of activity
  • Thoughts modeling through storytelling
  • Behavior modeling through Storytelling
  • Presentation and practice of activities with Storytelling

4 HOURS

Maria A. Geraci

Module 4: Presentation and practice of activities integrated into the CBPT model

  • The use of Storytelling in Anxiety Disorders treatment
  • The use of Storytelling in Childhood Depression treatment

4 HOURS

Maria A. Geraci

Module 5: Presentation and practice of activities integrated into the CBPT model

  • The use of Storytelling in ADHD treatment
  • The use of Storytelling in ODD treatment

4 HOURS

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