Online Q&A Session: All things private practice and working with Learn To Play Therapy
12:30pm – 2pm Monday 9 October
Presented by Em. Prof. Karen Stagnitti, Belinda Dean and Dr Chloe Wadley
*Start and end times are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, UTC+11:00
Topics for discussion:
PRESENTER PROFILE – EMERITUS PROFESSOR KAREN STAGNITTI
Karen Stagnitti is Emeritus Professor in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University, Victoria. She is retired from full time teaching and research but continues to run workshops and write. Karen was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2003. Her area of research is children’s play. She has over 125 publications, including journal articles, book chapters, and books and she has developed several play assessments. For over 40 years, Karen has mainly worked in early childhood intervention programs in community-based settings as part of a specialist paediatric multidisciplinary team.
PRESENTER PROFILE – BELINDA DEAN (BN, MCPT, GCHE, RND1, RPT)
Belinda is a Lecturer in Play Therapy, a Play Therapy Supervisor, PhD Candidate and author of Imagine Create Belong programme and the training manual. Belinda is a facilitator of ICB groups with young people in schools and clinic settings. Belinda’s area of research is in play-based learning to promote wellbeing for children, adolescents and within territory education. Belinda’s expertise is in translating cross disciplinary knowledge between the fields of Play Therapy and Nursing Practice. Belinda is the director of Light Heart Publications and Play Based Learning (Play Therapy).
PRESENTER PROFILE – DR CHLOE WADLEY
Dr Chloe Wadley is a paediatric Occupational Therapist who has completed her PhD in the Learn to Play Program within Specialist Schools for neurodiverse children 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 Learn to Play Therapy within her occupational therapy practice. Chloe runs both individual and group Learn to Play for pre-school and primary school children. 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 within school and group settings.