Directive Play Therapy Activities: Where Structure Meets Creativity (May 14)

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Play therapy is an evidence-based approach to help children with social or emotional deficits learn to communicate better, express underlying feelings that they may be struggling with, positively change their behaviour,, develop problem solving skills, and relate to others in more productive  ways. Sessions are offered live, but are also recorded for those who cannot make the live training and available for 60 days. This training is accredited by the Association for Play Therapy for 6.5  contact training hours.

May 14, 2021
Directive Play Therapy Activities: Where Structure Meets Creativity
TIME: 8:30am-4:30pm MST
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 Zoom; sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days after airing. Participants must attend the live airing for contact credit hours; non-contact training hours will be awarded if viewed after live airing.

This training is aimed at introducing mental health professionals (minimum level of education: Bachelor’s Degree) 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.  Upon registration our administration will contact you for proof of education/mental health license or enrolment in mental health program. While a certificate of completion can be granted,  Play Therapy credit through the Association of Play Therapy may not be awarded to non-graduate level mental health professionals or graduate level students in the mental health field.

Association for Play Therapy: 6.5 training 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 a final quiz is 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.

Please contact our administration team if you require further details at


Directive Play Therapy Activities: Where Structure Meets Creativity (May 14)
Event Dates
Starts Ends
May 14, 2021 at 08:30 am May 14, 2021 at 04:30 pm
Venue Details
Online Workshop
Online Workshop

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May 14, 2021


8:30am-4:30pm MST


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