2024 Creating an Inclusive and Culturally Competent Play Therapy Practice June 17

Overview: Anti-oppressive practice, cultural competence, cultural humility and the integration of these in the provision of play therapy services is an essential element of working with culturally diverse children and families. The principals that inform this include a number of facets related to identity and experiences of relative power and privilege. One facet, and perhaps… Continue reading 2024 Creating an Inclusive and Culturally Competent Play Therapy Practice June 17

2024 Understanding and Treating Anxious Children using Play Therapy June 19

Overview Anxiety is the most frequently occurring mental illness among children and adolescents. It includes Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Selective Mutism and Specific Phobias. This workshop will describe the most common anxiety disorders and how to assess for them. As they have both biological and behavioural components, the importance of working with… Continue reading 2024 Understanding and Treating Anxious Children using Play Therapy June 19

2024 Play Therapy with Abused Children June 20-21

Overview Using lecture, student practice sessions, instructor demonstration and teaching videotapes, this two-day course will integrate foundational child abuse theories with directive and nondirective play therapy methods to prepare play therapists to meet the unique needs of children and youth who have been physically, sexually and/or emotionally abused.

2024 Treating Disruptive Behaviour Problems in a Play Therapy Setting August 5-6

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 2024 Treating Disruptive Behaviour Problems in a Play Therapy Setting August 5-6

2024 Play Therapy with Adults August 8

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 2024 Play Therapy with Adults August 8