In-Person Workshops

Play Therapy

Tools for Helping Children and Youth

November 16, 2022 - November 17, 2022
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM EST )
$499.00 (regular rate) + tax
12
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

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Play Therapy - In-Person Workshop, Toronto – Nov. 16-17, 2022

In-Person Workshops November 16 - 17, 2022 9:00AM-4:00PM EST
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Attendee 1 Information
Children express themselves, learn about their world, and feel most at ease when playing. This interactive 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. Get ready to play! 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.

In-person events follow local guidelines for gathering. This workshop will transition to a virtual event should COVID restrictions limit in-person gatherings. Please call CTRI before booking flight/hotel room.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the theory and guiding principles of play therapy
  • Understand the cognitive and developmental stages of children
  • Describe age-appropriate directive and nondirective play therapy tools and interventions
  • Illustrate practical and tangible tools for immediate use with clients

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, experiential practice of activities and exercises, personal reflection, delivered electronically.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Why does Play Therapy Work?
  • Attachment, Neuroscience, Family Systems
  • Children’s Growing Brains: Cognitive and Development Stages
  • Inner Resiliency – Child-Centered Play Therapy
  • Using Directive vs. Non-directive Approaches with Children and Youth
  • How Play can Help Overcome Trauma
  • Play-based Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Strategies
  • Creative Interventions for Emotional Awareness and Self-Reflection
  • Art-Based Therapy
  • Helping Children and Youth Develop Self-Regulation
  • The Impact of Family – How Family Play Therapy Helps
  • Building the Blocks of Attachment
  • Somatic Approaches and Body-based Exercises
  • Skills for using a Sand Tray
  • Tools to use Puppetry
  • Develop Story-telling Skills

Target Audience

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.

Terms & Conditions

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Trainer: Larisa Levalds

MA, RP

Larisa is a Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She has over 15 years of experience providing play therapy to children, youth, and families. Larisa believes in the innate resiliency of children and youth, and in the inner strength of a family system to overcome their stressors. As a trainer, she brings a dynamic, interactive, and playful component to the workshops she facilitates. Larisa is personable, engaging, and focuses on providing participants with ready-to-use skills, while also prioritizing self-care.

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