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Maritime Play Therapy Centre

Teaching neurodevelopmentally informed interventions using the Powers of Play.

LIVE ONLINE-  Continuing Education Programs for Fall 2020 

September Date to be confirmed:

Court Preparation for Child and Play Therapists 

October 3, 2020

Using Play Therapy to support Gender Variance and Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents

November 7, 2020 

Using Sandtray Therapy with adults and older adults. 

There are currently only two Play Therapists in the Canadian Maritimes that are certified by the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. This Training Centre  wants to change that. Play Therapy is used as an evidenced based intervention with children/youth/ adults and families the world over. There are many mental health professionals that have toys in their office but may desire the foundational and extensive training in Play Therapy that is endorsed by the Canadian Play Therapy Association. We suspect in the Maritimes that the lack of Play Therapy training can be  attributed to cost and location of workshops. With the birth of MPTC- Play Therapy workshops are both accessible and affordable thus  tailored to the needs of Maritime Clinicians. These workshops are intended to enhance the skills you already posses as a credentialed clinician. LEVEL 1 workshops occur on the last Saturday of each month from September to June. The current line up of date including Guest Speakers from around the world is as follows. 

Play Therapy Theory and Approaches- Level 1 

Introduction to Play Therapy- Online LIVE Webinar

September 19th

Play Therapy History, Models and Process (2 days) October 24th, November 21 th. 

Online LIVE Webinar 

 Essentials of Ethical Practice in Play Therapy Practice ½ Day and Intermixing Play and Cultures and Privilege and Power in therapeutic relationships ½ Day  December 19th-Online and live webinar from the comfort of your home/ office.

Live Virtual Guest Speaker: Nicole Perryman (CAN)


Techniques in Play Therapy 

Sandtray Therapy – (2 days) September 26, and October 31 

(October date may need to be shifted due to Halloween)

Puppetry in a Play Therapy Setting  1 day - November 28th

Brain Research and Child Development for Play Therapists- December 27th.

***This date has been changed to a Sunday due to the Stat Holiday 

Games in Play Therapy - January  30th

Integrating Theraplay , Filial, Circle of Security and DDP in Play Therapy - February 27 

Bibliotherapy  - March 27

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Play Therapy - April 24th 

Trauma Treatment in Play Therapy - May 29th  

Play Therapy with Children who have been sexually abused - June 26th 

Delivery MODE for 2021 to be announced in September, 2020 based on the decision of the 

Canadian Association for Play Therapy

Non-Directive Play Therapy  - 2 Days          

January 16 and February 20th, 2021

Assessment and Treatment Planning March 20, 2021

Non-Directive Play Therapy  - 2 Days

 January 16 and February 20th, 2021

Assessment and Treatment Planning March 20, 2021

Integrated Attachment Informed Model  (I AIM) with Traumatized Children. Live Virtual Guest Speaker - Dr. Angela Cavett (USA) April 17th * TBC.

Group Play Therapy May 15th, 2021

Family Play Therapy June 19,2021

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