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Apr 6, 2016
Play Based & Expressive Therapies: Developmentally Sensitive Ways to Work with Children
Presented by Dr. Lorri Yasenik Ph.D., RSW, CPT-S, RPT-S



Intended Audience:

Psychologists, Clinical Social workers, Mediators, Clinical Nurses & Occupational Therapists.



This one-day workshop will focus on various play-based and expressive approaches to working with children 2-12 years of age. Participants will be provided an introduction to the Play Therapy Dimensions Model framework for thinking about the types of interventions and ways of working with children. The workshop will provide an introduction to the range of play materials and ways of understanding children’s symbols and metaphors. As part of the training day, participants will have the opportunity to try out some play-based activities as well as be exposed to case examples of the power of play when working with children.


Learning Objectives:
Play is the natural language of the child. Those in attendance will learn:
• What is play therapy?
• What are expressive therapies?
• The difference between directive and non-directive approaches
• Modalities of play therapy and why they are all important
• How to identify what to look for in children’s play and expressive work


Date:          Wednesday 6th April, 2016
Time:         9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:   Hampton Inn by Calgary Airport North, 2000 2021 100th Avenue NE, Calgary AB T3J 0R3

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   Lorri Yasenik Ph.D., RSW, CPT-S, RPT-S 
Lorri Yasenik is a Registered Family Mediator, Registered Parenting Coordinator-Arbitrator, Registered Clinical Social Worker, and Registered Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist based in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Lorri is the Co-Director of Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute. She delivers national and international training related to children’s issues and specialized child and play therapies and has taught in over 7 countries. She is the co-author of The Play Therapy Dimensions Model: An Integrative Decision-Making Guide for Play Therapists. Her doctorate dissertation focused on “Including the Voices of Children of Separation and Divorce in the Legal System”.





The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. This workshop is offered for six (6.0) hours of CE Credit. Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits. Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits. PAA maintains responsibility for the program.



Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by writing to the PAA office. Cancellations received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Education activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $25.00 + gst processing fee. PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided.


Non-Member Registration:

Non-PAA Members can download a registration form here, or contact the PAA Office to register for this workshop.

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