Supervisor Training Using Lego Serious Play &
the Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) of Play Therapy
Theresa Kestly, Ph.D.
July 15-17, 2021
Corrales, New Mexico Online
This workshop will provide a total of 12 contact hours (6 contact hours of Supervisor Training for play therapists, and 6 contact hours of the Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play. Participants will use play modalities drawing from the traditions of sand tray therapy and Lego Serious Play (LSP) to address both of these topics. What is LSP? It is an innovative method, primarily used with adults, to enhance creative thinking and problem solving through building with Lego bricks and telling metaphorical stories. LSP has been used successfully in business settings, engineering, architecture, education, family therapy, and other mentoring contexts. This workshop explores an adaptation of the established LSP process for the purposes of supervisor training for play therapists. Theresa Kestly is a trained Lego Serious Play facilitator.
Participants will use play activities to address the following goals/tasks:
- Utilize playful activities in the play therapy supervisory process;
- Identify skills for clarifying professional play therapy roles;
- Describe the hand-mind connection of Lego model building ("thinking with your hands") and how it applies to play therapy;
- Demonstrate skills in grounding play therapy in the primary right hemisphere from an IPNB perspective with peers;
- Utilize science informed IPNB principles when supervising play therapists or facilitating play therapy;
- Utilize nonverbal play therapy modalities to access universal brain/mind/body processes;
- Describe the underlying connection of mindful awareness as being core to both supervisory processes and the facilitation of play therapy.
Theresa Kestly, PhD is a psychologist, educator, consultant and a registered play therapist/supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. She is an international presenter, and she maintains a private practice with specialties in play therapy and sand tray therapy in Corrales, New Mexico for children, adults, families, couples, and small groups. Theresa served as a senior staff psychologist at the Albuquerque Family and Child Guidance Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she specialized in child, adolescent and family therapy, consultations with the Indian Health Service, and consultations with the Albuquerque Public Schools. She supervised psychology, counseling and psychiatry trainees as an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico. Theresa served as the first president of the New Mexico Association for Play Therapy. She is the founder and director of the Sand Tray Training Institute of New Mexico in Corrales, New Mexico where she provides large-group seminars and small-group intensive training for psychotherapists in child and adult sand tray therapy.
Contact Hours: 12 (Supervisor Training, 6 + IPNB, 6)
Dates: July 15-17, 2021; in case of internet issues at host site, make up day will be July 18
Location: Corrales, New Mexico Online
Time: 8:40 am to 1:00 pm MDT with 20 minute break
$295 early fee (postmarked 30 days in advance)
$315 regular fee
$270 early fee for students (postmarked 30 days in advance) - send proof of full-time student status.
Refunds: Registration fees are refundable (less $50.00 administrative fee) if written notice is post-marked no later than 30 days before the group begins. Refunds require a minimum 6-week processing time. Registrants may transfer/sell their enrollment to another qualified person at any time.