Live Virtual Trainings

Directive Play Therapy Activities: Where Structure Meets Creativity (December 2021 Cohort)

USD $87.50


Directive Play Therapy Activities: Where Structure Meets Creativity


ACCESS DATES: December 3, 2021-February 1, 2022

INSTRUCTOR: Tania Johnson, R.Psych., RPT

In this dynamic workshop participants will learn how to engage clients through the play therapy process while providing concrete structure and direction to help navigate the therapeutic journey.  Therapists will learn how bring in games, discussions, and structured activities that assist children in examining issues and making interpretations, with the purpose of helping the child process experiences and feelings that might have previously hidden from awareness


  • Explore a play therapy model which will help participants to decided when to use structured vs. Non-structured activities
  • Identify themes in children’s play and learn how to practically apply this knowledge in the play room
  • Create a robust toolbox of structured activities to help children with a variety of emotional, social and behavioural issues
  • Discover how to creatively use books and movies to facilitate the healing process
  • Discuss tele therapy techniques to utilize with children
  • Illustrate and practice selecting and utilizing different tools through case-studies


Online via Learning Portal on Institute of Child Psychology website; sessions will be pre-recorded and available to view for 60 days after December 3, 2021. 


This training is aimed at introducing mental health professionals (minimum level of education: Diploma) to the field of play therapy. Participants will explore the basic theoretical and ethical foundations of play therapy, and will gain practical skills and strategies to work with children in order to begin integrating this modality into their clinical practice.  One week before the access date our administration will contact registrants for proof of education/mental health license or enrolment in mental health program, participants will not be given access until this has been received. While a certificate of completion can be granted from the Institute of Child Psychology,  Play Therapy non-contact hours through the Association of Play Therapy will not be awarded to those that do not hold a Master’s or PhD degree.


Association for Play Therapy: 3.25 non-contact hours (APT Provider #20-984)
APT recognizes this course as meeting the requirements for contact training hours towards* their national certification process to become a Registered Play Therapist


Handouts to review throughout the weekend. An electronic certificate outlining continuing education hours will be granted after the training  and the final quiz is successfully completed.


Withdrawals over 30 days before program start are permitted, yet subject to a $100 processing fee


All workshops provided by the Institute of Child Psychology, along with all workshop materials, are strictly for educational purposes only and cannot be categorized as psychological or mental health services.

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