Live Virtual Trainings

Working with Trauma in the Play Therapy Room (December 2021 Cohort)

USD $350.00


Working with Trauma in the Play Therapy Room


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

INSTRUCTOR: Tammy Schamuhn R.Psych., RPT-S & Morgan Bisseger, R.Psych., RPT

Trauma is one of the most common reasons children are referred to counselling, and one of the areas where clinicians are the least versed in appropriate interventions.  This workshop will define the various types of trauma, while providing an overview of trauma symptoms, including traumatic play. Clinicians will learn about the central role of evaluating the symptoms of trauma experienced by preschool, school-aged, and adolescents using a variety of play-based measures. Clinicians will also explore developmentally appropriate treatments and interventions Attendees will also learn how to implement a variety of developmentally appropriate strategies and interventions  for children and teens, that incorporate both directive and non-directive play therapy processes.


  • Explore the impact of trauma on he neurological development of children and how it impacts the attachment system
  • Describe characteristics of trauma reactions and symptoms across the developmental life span
  • Incorporate play-based non-standardized trauma assessment approaches
  • Determine the stage of treatment in order to apply the most effective interventions.
  • Distinguish the many roles of play and different types of play associated with trauma play in children and adolescents.


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: 13.0 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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