Integrating Art Therapy into Your Play Therapy Practice

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Integrating Art Therapy into Your Play Therapy Practice


INSTRUCTOR: Olga Perju, RP, CCC-S, Registered Canadian Art Therapist

Art therapy can be a highly enriching addition to the play therapy process. It is a therapeutic process that uses art as an intervention to effectively work with children, teens, and adults to address numerous issues. This workshop will cover a basic conceptual understanding of art therapy, and explore a variety of art-based modalities to incorporate into the play therapy process.  Creative engagement and assessment activities will be presented, and participants will learn how to implement art-based strategies immediately into their practice


  • Describe key aspects of  Art Therapy
  • Identify when and how to use art techniques as an integral play therapy tool
  • Discuss the art therapy process in relation to play therapy
  • Compile a repertoire of art techniques in play
  • Demonstrate a range of  experiential art activities that may be used in a play therapy setting with clients of all ages


Online via Learning Portal on Institute of Child Psychology website.


This training is aimed at introducing mental health professionals 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.

This is a certified course through the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and the Institute of Child Psychology is an approved provider with APT; only registrants who are mental health professionals or graduate students in the mental health field should be taking this course.

APT Only accepts professionals in the field of mental health as eligible to continue with their certification towards becoming a play therapist. It is the participants responsibility to ensure they are eligible:


Association for Play Therapy: 4.5 non-contact hours (APT Provider #21-634)
APT recognizes this course as meeting the requirements for contact training hours towards* their national certification process to become a Registered Play Therapist


Handouts for your review, and an electronic certificate outlining APT non-contact hours will be granted after the training and the final quiz is successfully completed. Final quiz must have a minimum passing park of 75% in order to be considered a passing grade. 


Refunds are NOT permitted for this course. All purchases/courses are FINAL SALE. 


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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Instructor Information

Tammy Schamuhn, R.Psych., RPT-S

I am a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist. I also have a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alberta and practiced as an elementary teacher in Edmonton before going on to do my Masters degree in Psychology. I am also the founder and former Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres. I have been working in private practice for the past decade years in Alberta, primarily with children and their families. I offer clinical supervision to masters-level counselling students, and provisional psychologists.