Course Description

Hours: 12

The two-day workshop is for professionals working with children and families who are experiencing mental health challenges, such as anxiety, ADHD, relational difficulties, or life transition challenges. The workshop will introduce the use of play therapy approaches to conduct initial evaluations to identify strengths and challenges, and to use play therapy interventions to help these children and families. This workshop integrates visual representation, hands-on activities and video clips to put theory into practice. Simple and practical activities will be introduced to the participants in the workshop and are ready to take home to use right away with the children and families they work with.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the power and value of play, and therapeutic power of play therapy.
  • Learn to conduct initial evaluation to identify strengths and challenges using play therapy approaches. 
  • Learn to develop play therapy intervention plans for common mental health challenges in children.
  • Learn to use play therapy interventions and activities to help children and families.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:
Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-5128

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Play Therapy Interventions for Helping Children with Mental Health Challenges
Workshop Remote
Th, F
9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 09, 2024 to May 10, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $370.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Instructor: Hannah Sun-Reid, MA, MDE, CPT-S, CTT, CTS, CDDPT, RP

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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