Professional Development

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Restorative Practices Workshops

When:  June 16 and 17, 2018
What:  Part 1 & 2

  1. Introduction to Restorative Practices (June 16, 1 day)
  2. Using Restorative Circles Effectively (June 17, 1 day)

(Part 3; Facilitating Restorative Conferences; Date TBD)

Where: George Brown College/St. James Campus; Room 327A; 200 King St. E.
Time: 8:30 to 4:00
Cost: For Workshop 1 & 2 = $125

  • Certificate of participation through the IIRP (
  • Credit to Masters degree/Certificate
  • Hands-on training & skills
  • Book with each session
  • Part of international network and eforum

Contact information to register & make down payment ($50):

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Tuesday, July 2 to Saturday, August 10, 2018   |   Toronto Ontario

The Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPT) is Canada’s national play therapy association.  The Play Therapy Certificate Program is the only play therapy training program of its kind in Canada.  The purpose of the program is to provide training in the theory and practice of play therapy.  The training offered through the Play Therapy Certificate Program provides the academic requirements as defined by CAPT’s Certification Process.  

Instructors are skilled play therapists who bring expertise on a wide variety of topics.  Instructors are certified play therapists with CAPT or have received approval from the CAPT certification committee because of their particular area of expertise.  


Location: CPA Professional Development Institute, 25 York Street, Toronto, Ontario

Program Format:  Each ten-day level can be taken one year at a time or an application can be made to “Fast Track” in order to complete level 2 or 3 concurrently.  Each level requires one written assignment.  

Any of the individual courses can be taken as individual workshops.

The cost of each ten-day level of the Play Therapy Certificate Program is $2,000.00 plus HST ($2,260.00) per level. Any workshops can be taken for $248.60 for members and $282.50 for non-members. Both these include the HST. 

The Program Covers

Theory and Approaches:  Play Therapy Process, Theoretical Models, Assessment, Family Play Therapy, Group Work, Brain Research, Filial Therapy.
Techniques:  Sandtray, Puppets, Storytelling, Games, Art, Theraplay.
Populations:  Trauma, Abuse, Grief & Loss, Attachment, Learning Disabilities, ODD, Anxiety.

For Further Information and Registration Forms Please Visit:  or call 519-827-1506 or email Kip at

Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Interventions for Children with Anxiety: 
Innovative Techniques to Assess and Treat Children with Anxiety

Date: July 19, 2018
Facilitator: Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
Prerequisites: Basic training in CBT.

Description: Best-selling author and one of Canada's foremost presenters on childhood trauma, Liana Lowenstein will present an overview of CBT, along with innovative techniques to assess and treat children with anxiety. Participants will learn interventions that will address the core treatment components: psychoeducation, somatic management, affective expression, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and relapse prevention. Through case examples, activity demonstrations, experiential exercises, and videos of actual client sessions, this one-day workshop will combine theoretical material with hands-on therapeutic interventions that can be easily translated into practice. For more information please follow the link:

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