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Date(s) - 27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway

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Treating Anxiety using Play Therapy – Edmonton

Certificate Overview

Stress and anxiety are normal reactions to new situations, but some people have more intense experiences of these emotions. They can last longer, be disproportionate to the circumstances and can have a significant impact on day-to-day life. Today we have more clients who present with issues related to anxiety than ever before. Do we blame family breakdown, violence in society and the media, or our fast paced, connected world? It is important for those who are involved with caring for young people to be able to recognize and make sense of their difficulties to respond in a way that is helpful.

This course is designed for helping professionals involved with children and youth. Although the focus is children, the guiding principles apply to individuals of any age.  This workshop will provide participants with an overview of anxiety disorders and the role of co-morbidity as well an understanding of children and teenagers who struggle with anxiety. Various expressive play therapy techniques will be demonstrated and practiced with participants as ways of understanding, approaching and teaching effective skills that help children and teens cope with a world that they interpret as a dangerous place.


Bookings are closed for this event.