MOVING ONLINE: Advanced Learn to Play Therapy (2 Day Workshop) 19-20 NOV 2020
November 19 @ 9:00 am - November 20 @ 4:30 pm$695
Online Workshop Outline
Advanced Learn to Play Therapy (2 Day Workshop) 19-20 Nov 2020
Presenter: Emeritus Professor Karen Stagnitti
Co-host: Dr Chloe Wadley
4x Zoom links will be emailed to you for each half day. Participants do not need to have a zoom account to access the training.
- Participants will be required to collect items from a ‘shopping list’ so that practical activities can run
- Participants to read Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 in the new Learn to Play book: Learn to Play Therapy. Principles, process, and practical activities
- Participants to prepare a character made out of objects (that is, the play skills object substitution and decentration are needed to complete this). Participants are to give their character a voice and consider how they could use this character in therapy sessions, including what play level the child would require to have to engage meaningfully with their character
- Participants to reflect on how to create a feeling of safety for a child in the therapy room – how do you behave, what do you do as a co-player. What is comfortable for you, what is uncomfortable?
Thursday 19th November
9 – 12 noon AEST: open session for questions regarding the pre-reading and pre-watching. Emeritus Professor Karen Stagnitti will be online for anyone who has questions or queries from the pre-workshop activities. There may also be another co-host who will be rostered on to cover some of this time.
1 – 4pm AEST (WA 10.00 – 1.00 and Central time 12.30 – 3.30pm and Queensland 12 – 3pm)
LIVE session covering a deeper analysis of pretend play and links to other areas of child development. The theoretical underpinnings of Learn to Play Therapy and the importance of creating a feeling of safety within the child and parent. More in-depth discussion on therapeutic skills.
Friday 20th November
9 – 12 noon AEST: open session for questions regarding the two case studies. Emeritus Professor Karen Stagnitti will be online for anyone who has questions or queries from the case study activities and content from the day before. There may also be another co-host who will be rostered on to cover some of this time.
1.00 – 5.00pm (WA 10.00 – 2.00 and Central time 12.30 – 4.30pm and Queensland 12 – 3pm).
Content to cover working with children with autism spectrum disorder, working in school and working with children who have experienced trauma.
Dr Chloe Wadley will present on group Learn to Play Therapy – that is, having more than one child in a session.
At the end of this session time will be allowed for questions and queries.
PRESENTER’S PROFILE – KAREN STAGNITTI
Karen Stagnitti is Emeritus Professor in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. She is retired from full time teaching and research but continues to run workshops and write. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland. For over 35 years she has mainly worked in early childhood intervention programs in community-based settings as part of a specialist paediatric multidisciplinary team. In 2003 she graduated from LaTrobe University with a Doctor of Philosophy. Her area of research is children’s play. Karen has over 120 publications, including journal articles, book chapters, and books. She has developed several play assessments including: Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment, the Pretend Play Enjoyment Developmental Checklist and the Animated Movie Test. From this research, Learn to Play Therapy was developed.
PRESENTER’S PROFILE – CHLOE WADLEY
Dr Chloe Wadley is a paediatric Occupational Therapist who has recently completed her PhD in the Learn to Play Program within Specialist Schools for children with developmental delay and disability, supervised by Dr Karen Stagnitti. Chloe works as a paediatric occupational therapist within the community, home, clinic, school, kindergarten and childcare settings. Chloe specialises in occupational therapy intervention for children aged 2-12 years. Chloe runs group Learn to Play for pre-school and primary school children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental delay within her clinical practice. Chloe has a passion for working with children on the Autism Spectrum in both individual and group therapy. Chloe is also a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at Deakin University and involved in the supervision of Masters of Play Therapy students. Chloe has extensive training and clinical practice in the use of play assessment tools and Learn to Play therapy. Chloe enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills through delivering workshops to a range of audiences interested in Learn to Play. Chloe’s research to date has focused on Learn to Play group programs within specialist school settings for children with developmental delay and disability. Chloe is passionate in supporting schools to implement Learn to Play Programs within their curriculums in order to support childhood development and learning.
15% Group Discount
Organisations sending 5 or more staff members to the same workshop are entitled to a 15% discount off the total price. To apply for the discount please email Jessica directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation and refund policy
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To receive a full refund please advise your cancellation 8 or more days prior to the commencement of the workshop.
Cancellations made within 7 days prior to the commencement of the workshop will be subject to a catering and administrative fee and will be refunded 50% of the original workshop fee paid.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 48 hours before the commencement of the workshop.
Learn to Play reserves the right to cancel the workshop and issue a full refund of the workshop fee to registrants.