Training opportunities with Pam:





Fall 2014 (Completed)

Play Therapy: Introduction to Art Therapy

(3 Hours)

Summer 2014 

June 6, 2014

Child Centred Play Therapy(Completed)

(7.5 Hours)

Through play children are afforded the opportunity to take on responsibility, make meaning of their world and work through their problems. This course teaches skills that provide an opportunity to develop a therapeutic environment for Child Centered Play Therapy.

describe what is meant by each of Axline's 8 principles of CCPT
compare and contrast the methods of nondirective play therapy with more directive approaches
appropriately handle a wide range of possible situations in play sessions
involve parents in meaningful ways in the play therapy process
explain how the skills of CCPT are used in Filial Therapy and other forms of play therapy
describe at least 4 different presenting problems for which CCPT might be used and why it is appropriate for them.

This training is for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counsellors, Psychiatrists, Family Therapists, School Counsellors and other experienced professionals who work with children and families.

Registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Fees are due upon registration.
The registration fee for this course is $150.00 + $19.50 HST (13%) = $ 169.50.
$75.00 of this amount is non-refundable.
Written cancelations received one month prior to the course start date will receive a refund of the balance of the fees.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than one month prior to the start date. (When someone from the wait list can substitute, credit towards future trainings may be given.)

This 7.5 hour continuing education course is completed in person at 800 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, NS. Class will take place from 9:00 - 4:30  on June 6, 2014.

Fall 2012 (Completed)

Creative Family Therapy: Trauma and Transitions

(15 Hours)

Dates: October 25-26th, 2012

Location: The Hampton Inn and Suites, Dartmouth Crossing, NS

The thought of working with families can be intimidating for both the novice and seasoned counsellor alike. Perhaps you are anxious about emotional explosions happening in the therapy room or you have actually been witness to circular arguments that are common in families. Most of our education and training provides us with strategies for working with individuals and only a momentary mention of the larger system.

This training will highlight some of the primary differences in working with families versus individuals or groups. You will be offered the opportunity to develop the 'art of therapy' that can supplement your existing scientifically based skills. Providing an opportunity to foster your creative side, participants will fill their toolbox with approaches that can add enjoyment to the therapeutic experience with families. After all...who said that therapy can't be fun?

Register through the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association at:

Winter 2013 (Completed)

Play Therapy with Special Populations: Creative Approaches with Individuals Diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum 

(15 Hours)

Dates: January 12 – March 12, 2013

Location: Distance Education

The recent increase in the number of individuals diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum enhances the likelihood that the Play Therapist will be called upon to provide services to this population. Participants will be provided an overview of the diagnosis’s that span the Autism Spectrum. Tools to measure progress will be considered and discussed as a collaborative multi-system assessment. Participants will explore the strengths of individual, family and group play therapy approaches with those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Finally, participants will develop comprehensive and integrated play therapy approaches to intervention.

Please email Pam at for registration information.


Multicultural Play Therapy 

(15 Hours)

Dates: March 12 – May 12, 2013

Location: Distance Education

This course serves as an introduction to multicultural issues in PlayTherapy. Participants will be challenged to identify materials that can be available in the play room to foster cultural diversity and expression. The course will review differing meanings associated with play throughout a variety of cultures. Finally, self-reflection that leads to therapist cultural self-awareness is a critical aspect of the multicultural curriculum.

Please email Pam at for registration information.

Fall 2013 (Completed)

Introduction to Sandtray Therapy 

(7.5 Hours)

Dates: October 25, 2013

Location: 800 Sackville Drive, Halifax, NS

Relational Sandtray Therapy 

(7.5 Hours)

Dates: Flexible

Location: Distance Education







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