Theraplay as a PT 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 Theraplay as a PT model May 19

Assessment and Treatment Planning in a Play Therapy Context May 13

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 Assessment and Treatment Planning in a Play Therapy Context May 13

Ethical Practice in Play Therapy May 12

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 Ethical Practice in Play Therapy May 12

Introduction to Play Therapy May 9

Overview: This introductory course will begin with a short introduction to CAPT and the Certification Process. Following the morning break a presentation will begin on the various definitions of play therapy. The therapeutic powers of play will be presented and applied to the play therapy process. Students will also learn how to set up a… Continue reading Introduction to Play Therapy May 9

Family Play Therapy May 16

Overview Family play therapy has been growing in the use as clinicians discover that play can be universally used with all ages. Through family therapy, the power of the system is able to be harnessed along with the power of play to create an amazing process of learning and change. This course will help lay… Continue reading Family Play Therapy May 16

Attachment Theory and Therapy in a PT Setting May 20

Overview: Attachment theory and practice within the play therapy models is pivotal and integral to the healing of children with developmental trauma. This course will review attachment theory and introduce students to effective models for treating children with developmental trauma through play therapy and attachment focused therapy, including: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Theraplay Circle of Security… Continue reading Attachment Theory and Therapy in a PT Setting May 20