Overview Disruptive Behaviour disorders (DBD’s) are the most common mental health problem among children. In addition to being one of the most common disorders it is also one of the most challenging to intervene with for a variety of reasons, including the prevalence of co-morbidity and level of associated issues such as disregulation, anti-social behaviour and… Continue reading Treating Disruptive Behaviour Disorders In a Play Therapy Setting August 1-2
Overview Puppets have been used for centuries to entertain and educate children and adults. In more recent times we have learned to use puppets to engage and heal children, youth and families through play therapy using puppets. This workshop will provide participants with the key skills and requirements to help puppets come alive and be… Continue reading Puppetry in a Play Therapy Setting August 3
Overview Although Play Therapy has been recognized as an effective approach with children, few practitioners may be aware that adults can benefit from this approach too. Play Therapy assumes that clients of all ages remain child-like within their internal processes and that everyone can benefit from nonverbal self-expression. Play Therapy interventions can allow adults to… Continue reading Play Therapy with Adults August 4
Overview Group work can be challenging, but it also is extremely interesting and rewarding. Many issues have been found to be better treated through group play therapy than individually. This course will help participants strengthen their knowledge and skills in being able to run effective play therapy groups involving children and adolescents. Participants will learn… Continue reading Group Play Therapy – August 5
Overview When children and adolescents enter therapy due to a significant loss, they are at a very vulnerable time in their lives. They are often anxious about the therapeutic process and reluctant or unable to talk directly about painful feelings. Therapy that is engaging and play-based can facilitate their expression of grief and loss. This… Continue reading Play Therapy for Children and Families Coping with Loss – August 8 – 9
Overview: Art Therapy is a therapeutic process that uses art as an intervention to effectively work with children, teens and adults to address numerous issues. Art Therapy is integral to play therapy theory and associated models. Art Therapy can be utilized with individuals, groups, couples or families within private practice, hospitals, schools, centres, outreach, outpatient, etc.… Continue reading Art Therapy in a Play Therapy Setting – August 11
Overview The CAPT Play Therapy Certificate Program has provided participants with a broad array of play therapy models, theories and strategies to deal with a wide variety of mental health issues and disorders in the clinical world. This presentation will integrate the course material learned in the first five (5) weeks of the Foundation Play… Continue reading Case Application – August 10
Overview This course will provide an overview of Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Resiliency during the practice of play therapy. The importance of self-care in applying various play therapy models and care will be highlighted and participants will explore creative modalities for developing an individual self-care program.