Children express themselves, learn about their world, and feel most at ease when playing. This workshop focuses on how to use play therapy strategies to help children and youth positively cope and work through stressful life experiences. Participants will become familiar with Play Therapy theory, clinical guiding principles, and various directive and non-directive creative interventions to use with a wide age range of children and youth. From an experiential lens, this training explores how to apply playful strategies to support children and youth on their path to healing.
Some of the Topics Included
- Why does Play Therapy Work?
- Attachment, Neuroscience, Family Systems
- Inner Resiliency – Child-Centered Play Therapy
- How Play can Help Overcome Trauma
- Play-based Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Strategies
- Creative Interventions for Emotional Awareness and Self-Reflection
- Building the Blocks of Attachment
- Somatic Approaches and Body-based Exercises
Please note: This workshop does not certify participants as a “Play Therapist” – the aim of the workshop is to provide practical strategies for a wide range of helpers who support children.
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, parents, and anyone wanting to gain increased capacity in helping children and youth.
Date & Time:
October 20, 2020 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. MST
For more information and to register, go here.