Live Virtual Trainings

Integrating Art Therapy into Your Play Therapy Practice (December 2021 Cohort)

USD $175.00


Integrating Art Therapy into Your Play Therapy Practice


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

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


  • Define Art Therapy
  • Identify when and how to use art techniques as an integral play therapy tool
  • Describe the art therapy process in relation to play therapy
  • Expand repertoire of art techniques in play
  • Engage in 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; 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: 6.5 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 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.

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