Play Therapy Week 2024

Canadian & International Play Therapy Week

February 4 - 10, 2024

Play Therapy is growing across the world and more clinicians are using the therapeutic powers of play in their schools, agencies, practices, and communities.

Last year, CAPT joined the International Consortium of Play Therapy Associations (IC-PTA) to help promote and celebrate Play Therapy across Canada. with our very first International Play Therapy Week!

CAPT has announced that during International Play Therapy Week,  February 4 to 11, 2024, we will celebrate the value, efficacy, and importance of play therapy in Canada.  Specifically, keeping in mind the current state of the world, we will provide support to those called to work with children and families suffering from the negative impacts of living in and escaping from high conflict war zones.

Canadian & International Play Therapy Week Training Opportunity

 Children of War: Using the Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy in Working with Migrant Children and Families.

A 6-hour online training session with:
Isabella Cassina MA, TPS, PhD Candidate & Claudio Mochi MA, RP, RPT-S™

 Isabella Cassina (Lugano, Switzerland) and Claudio Mochi, (Rome, Italy), friends of CAPT and world-renowned specialists in this work, have graciously agreed to present the following 6 hour on-line training on February 10, 2024. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity. 

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
1) Explain the fundamentals of the migration process and the commonly used terms;
2) Describe the Avalanche Metaphor and the Castle Metaphor;
3) Discuss the concept of “Recovering lost play time”;
4) List the main stages of the model project “Recovering lost play time”;
5) Explain the potential of the therapeutic powers of play in migration context;
6) Articulate how and when to include play and play therapy in a multilevel intervention targeting migrant
children and families;
7) Discuss the most common limits of applying play and play therapy with migrant children and families;
8) Identify specific Play Therapy techniques and models for use with migrant children and families

From Feb 4th -10th 2024, CAPT will be joining forces with other Play Therapy Associations from around the world.