The Institute of Child Psychology


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.

In this lesson, Tammy Schamuhn, will walk you through an overview of our quadrant model of Therapeutic Play


  • ONLY COURSE OF ITS KIND: A course like this has never been created for BOTH professionals and* parents. Formerly this information only existed for mental health professionals. 

  • PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE: Offered by experts in the field of child psychology; both are Registered Psychologists & Registered Play Therapists (one whom is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor:, and most importantly are mothers to– with 5 children between them.

  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION with 8.0 educational hours endorsed by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

  • RESOURCES: Access to dozens of mental health and parenting resources

  • SUPPORT:​ Access to the instructors who teach each course should any questions arise.

  • RISK FREE 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you are not satisfied with your purchase. (Note: Refunds will not granted in leu of the purchase of a ICP membership)

  • HELP ON DEMAND: Access to the instructor via email at any time.

  • SELF PACED STUDY: No timeline for completion of the course.

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