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Play Therapy – Tools for Helping Children and Youth

Mar 06 - Mar 07, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)


Price: $ 345.00 (*early rate) $ 385.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires February 13, 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia – Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre


Trainer: Monica Bhatara, MA, RTC

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About the trainer

Monica Bhatara, MA, RTC

Monica is a Registered Therapeutic Counselor and has been working in the community-based social services field as a public educator. She has provided services in a front-line and clinical capacity for over twenty years, specializing in the areas of trauma, addiction within the family system, and play and expressive therapies.... Read More

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Description

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!

Bonus: Participants will also receive a small play-based toolbox to use during the training, and to take home!

About This Workshop

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • 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.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, experiential practice of activities and exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

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

 

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Details

Start:
March 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End:
March 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Trainer

Monica Bhatara, MA, RTC

Venue

Vancouver, British Columbia – Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
711 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2 Canada
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Phone:
604-879-0511

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Play Therapy (early rate expires 2-13-19)$385.00 $345.00Vancouver, BC - March 6-7, 2019

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrollment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning  refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shopping cart, add quantity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshop earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

Organizations and associations that have formally approved our workshops:

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
www.nbcc.org

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
www.aswb.org

Because of our approval with ASWB and NBCC, many State Boards accept our workshops for Continuing Education Credit. Please contact your state board/association directly to confirm their requirements.

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