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Date(s) - 12/04/2019 - 14/04/2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Executive Royal Hotel

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Treating Anxiety using Play Therapy – Regina

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.

The Presenter
Irena Razanas is a Registered Social Worker and Certified Play Therapist Supervisor through the
Canadian Association of Play Therapy as well as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor through
the Association of Play Therapy in the United States. She has also completed extensive training
in Sandtray World Play Therapy.
For more than 10 years, Irena has been working with families at Hospice of Waterloo Region.
She also maintains a private practice (yellowdoorcounselling.com) and has developed expertise
facilitating both individual and group therapy centered on a variety of social, emotional, and
academic challenges including anxiety and depression especially when related to trauma and
loss. Irena regularly presents entertaining and engaging experiential workshops on play
therapy. She brings compassion, humor, and creativity to her work and attendees enjoy her
innovative and dynamic approach.


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