About CBPT Tools-Use of Therapeutic Storytelling course

Therapeutic 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.

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Use of Therapeutic Storytelling course objectives

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.

CBPT Tools- Use of Therapeutic Storytelling

Course Requirements

The course is aimed at:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers Or Licensed Independent Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist
  • Licensed Mental Health Clinical Nurse Practitioner

The delivery of the certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the course will be tied to the evaluation of the participants' requirements. In the absence of the requirements, the course hours will not be certified. 

CBPT Tools: Use of Therapeutic Storytelling

Course Presentation

CBPT Tools- Use of Therapeutic Storytelling Course Curriculum


Get trained how to incorporate therapeutic storytelling in your practice

Your CBPT Instructor

Maria A. Geraci specializes in CBT psychotherapy with a case of Childhood Depression treated with Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy at the Humanitas School of Specialization in Rome (LUMSA University). She has a University Specialization in Psychological Evaluation at Sapienza University of Rome and a Master in Play Therapy at the International Academy for Play Therapy in Lugano.

For 10 years she has been dealing with developmental psychotherapy using CBPT in paths aimed at the emotional regulation of children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

She is an adjunct professor at the LUMSA University, Coordinator and teacher of the Humanitas School of Psychotherapy and a teacher in several schools of CBT psychotherapy where she teaches specific modules on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy.

She is the author of several publications, national and international articles on issues relating to Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Coping, the emotional resources of children with learning disabilities and the promotion of resilience.