Maritime Play Therapy Centre

Teaching neurodevelopmentally informed interventions using the Powers of Play.

 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 empirically supported  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


Introduction to Play Therapy

September 28th

Live Virtual Guest Speaker: Tammi Van Hollander (USA) - Setting up a Play Therapy healing space

Live Virtual Guest Speaker: Sonia Murray (UK) – Play therapy in schools

Play Therapy History, Models and Process (2 days) October 26th, November 30th.

Live Virtual Guest Speaker Eileen Prendeville (Ireland) - November 26th, 2019


 Essentials of Ethical Practice in Play Therapy Practice ½ Day and Intermixing Play and Cultures and Privilege and Power in therapeutic relationships ½ Day  28th- Online and live webinar from the comfort of your home/ office.

Live Virtual Guest Speaker: Nicole Perryman (CAN)

Non-Directive Play Therapy  - 2 Days January 25 and February 29th.

Live Virtual Guest Speaker – Dr. Evangeline Munns (CAN) January 25th


Assessment and Treatment Planning March 28

Live Virtual Guest Speaker – Liana Lowenstein (CAN)

Integrated Attachment Informed Model ( I AIM) with Traumatized Children. Live Virtual Guest Speaker - Dr. Angela Cavett (USA) April 25th


Group Play Therapy May 30th

Live Virtual Guest TBC

Family Play Therapy June 27

Live Virtual Guest Speaker 

David A. Crenshaw  (USA)

Canadian Association for Play Therapy Approved Provider                                     Number #10-109 pproved Provider # 10 -109

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