2023 Theraplay as a Play Therapy Model May 19

Overview: Theraplay is a dynamic and effective short-term approach to treating children’s emotional, social and behavioural problems. Based on the intimacy and physical interplay that characterize normal relationships between parent and child, Theraplay as a play therapy technique uses structured play to enhance healthy attachment, selfregulation and to promote the child’s self-esteem, competence and trust… Continue reading 2023 Theraplay as a Play Therapy Model May 19

2023 Asssessment & Treatment Planning in a Play Therapy Context

Overview This workshop will outline a directive play therapy model for assessing children and families. Creative engagement and assessment activities will be presented. Participants will learn how to translate assessment information into a treatment plan, and guidelines for report writing will be discussed. Participants will receive a packet of assessment activities that they can use… Continue reading 2023 Asssessment & Treatment Planning in a Play Therapy Context

2023 Ethical Practice in a Play Therapy Setting May 11

Overview: This will be an introduction into ethics and a review of ethical decision making models in a Play Therapy setting. The CACPT Code of Ethics will be a pivotal component to this workshop, observing the child-therapist relationships, play therapy case reporting, ethical considerations such as confidentiality, dual relationships in play therapy. Standards of practice… Continue reading 2023 Ethical Practice in a Play Therapy Setting May 11

2023 Non-Directive Play Therapy and Filial Therapy May 16-17

Overview  Non-Directive Play Therapy is the most prominent model of play therapy. Child-centered play therapy was developed by Virginia Axline based on the principles Client-Centered Therapy by Carl Rogers. Its premise is that if a therapist creates a safe therapeutic environment a child will initiate the therapeutic work they need to do to resolve presenting… Continue reading 2023 Non-Directive Play Therapy and Filial Therapy May 16-17

2023 Attachment Theory and Therapy in a Play Therapy Setting May 18

Overview: Theraplay is a dynamic and effective short-term approach to treating children’s emotional, social and behavioural problems. Based on the intimacy and physical interplay that characterize normal relationships between parent and child, Theraplay as a play therapy technique uses structured play to enhance healthy attachment, selfregulation and to promote the child’s self-esteem, competence and trust… Continue reading 2023 Attachment Theory and Therapy in a Play Therapy Setting May 18