Therapeutic Play: Healing Through Connection (4-Part Online Course: 12 Instructional Hours)
*NOTE: WHEN YOU CHECK OUT THE PRICE OF THE COURSE WILL BE CONVERTED TO CANADIAN DOLLARS, AS WE’RE A CANADIAN COMPANY *
Play is to the child what talk is to the adult. Play therapy is a medium for expressing feelings, exploring relationships, describing experiences, disclosing wishes, and self-fulfillment. Children express themselves and their needs, relive their past, and connect with others through play. The use of toys enables children to transfer anxieties, fears, fantasies, and guilt to objects rather than people. In the process, children are safe from their own feelings and reactions because play enables children to distance themselves from stressful events and experiences.
Therapeutic play is an evidence-based approach to help children with social or emotional deficits learn to communicate better, express underlying feelings they may be struggling with, change their behaviour, develop problem-solving skills, and relate to others in positive ways. It is appropriate for children undergoing or witnessing stressful events in their lives, those struggling with academic and social problems, learning disabilities, behavioural disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or anger; as well as those with attention deficit disorders, or who are on the autism spectrum. This training is aimed at introducing therapeutic play to parents, professionals, and caregivers. Participants will explore the basic theoretical foundations of therapeutic play, and will gain practical skills and strategies to work with children in order to begin integrating play into their work with children.
Therapeutic Play was designed by the Co-Founders of the Institute of Child Psychology, who are Registered Child Psychologists & Registered Play Therapists. They combine elements of Play Therapy, Theraplay, and non-directive exploratory-based play to create a model of interacting with children that is unique to the Institute of Child Psychology. This model is designed to increase connection, while facilitating emotionally therapeutic outcomes in children (i.e., reduced stress; processing of stressful experiences; increased confidence, empathy, pro-social behaviour, self-esteem, and attention span). It is especially useful in instances where play therapy is not accessible.
Additionally, participants learn about:
- The role of the play facilitator
- Ethical considerations
- The stages of play and trajectory of therapeutic play
- A variety of therapeutic play techniques
- Introduction to coding and understanding play
- How to create a rich and diverse play room to work with children
June 2: 7:00pm-9:00pm MST
June 9: 7:00pm-9:00pm MST
June 16: 7:00pm-9:00pm MST
June 23: 7:00pm-9:00pm MST
**This course is pre-recorded to ensure the highest quality of delivery; it is not* part of our membership program
Tammy Schamuhn & Tania Johnson; Registered Psychologists & Registered Play Therapists; Co-Founders of the Institute of Child Psychology
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR:
Parents, caregivers, educators, child-care & mental health professionals.
HOW IS THIS COURSE DELIVERED?
This course is delivered through GotoWebinar each evening it is broadcast. A week prior to the event you will be given a link to register for the streaming of each class. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection (and a printer if you want a physical copy of the workbook to take notes)
Note: The instructors will be available to answer questions via email after each lesson.
WHAT IF I CANNOT ATTEND LIVE OR I MISS A CLASS?
That’s perfectly fine– we record all our lessons! No matter where you live in the world, you can access our course when and where you want. You will have access to all 4 sessions for 60 days after they air. You will received a recording the following day to watch at your leisure.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
A course workbook. Links to all resources cited in the course. An electronic certificate will be granted after completion of this course once the final assignment is completed. This assignment is not* mandatory to take the course, but will need to be completed in order to get a certificate of completion
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for qualifications.
Courses purchased within 30 days of the course start date can be refunded within 24 hours of purchase timestamp.
Tickets can be transferred to another party at any time.
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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