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July 2020

Online Q&A Series: Topic 4. The child is imitating what I do but I don’t think the child understands what is happening?

July 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$30 Sold out

Emeritus Professor Karen Stagnitti is running a series of Q & A sessions designed for therapists and practitioners who use Learn to Play Therapy in practice. The Q & A series is aimed at those who have attended previous workshops and/or use Learn to Play in practice and may have specific questions or concerns about aspects of the Learn to Play therapy.

The Q & A sessions are offered to small groups of participants using Zoom interactive video conferencing. The sessions will run for 1.5 hours and have a maximum of 20 participants and a minimum of 10 participants. The maximum of 20 participants is to allow discussion, sharing and support for all participant questions. Participants will be invited to submit specific questions around the specific topic to be addressed prior to the session. At the beginning of each session a list of questions to be addressed will be presented (about 10 minutes). This will be followed with a semi-structured discussion around the listed questions (about 60 minutes). Depending on the questions, there may be a short powerpoint and/or video to watch. After this there will be time for open questions and individual case evaluation and discussion (about 50 minutes) and participants are particularly encouraged to share their experiences, difficulties and concerns during this section.  Each session will have a particular emphasis so that you can choose which session best suits your current needs. There is no restriction on the number of sessions you can attend. Each session costs $30.

If you are interested in attending one or more of these sessions, after you register, please send your question/s to learntoplayevents@gmail.com at least 48 hours prior to the session. Karen will look over the questions and collate them. All questions will be answered and as these sessions are interactive, participants will be invited to provide examples of cases, verbally, during the session when their questions are being answered.

Each session will run for 1.5 hours, every 3 weeks from May to August. The times given are Australian Eastern Time – that is NSW, Victoria, and Tasmania time.

The platform used to run the series is Zoom. You will be sent a link before the session. If you join early you will be linked to a ‘waiting room’ and when the session begins you will join automatically. On Zoom, a chat section is also available for all participants.

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Online Q&A Series: Topic 4. (2nd) The child is imitating what I do but I don’t think the child understands what is happening?

July 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$30 1 ticket left

Emeritus Professor Karen Stagnitti is running a series of Q & A sessions designed for therapists and practitioners who use Learn to Play Therapy in practice. The Q & A series is aimed at those who have attended previous workshops and/or use Learn to Play in practice and may have specific questions or concerns about aspects of the Learn to Play therapy.

The Q & A sessions are offered to small groups of participants using Zoom interactive video conferencing. The sessions will run for 1.5 hours and have a maximum of 20 participants and a minimum of 10 participants. The maximum of 20 participants is to allow discussion, sharing and support for all participant questions. Participants will be invited to submit specific questions around the specific topic to be addressed prior to the session. At the beginning of each session a list of questions to be addressed will be presented (about 10 minutes). This will be followed with a semi-structured discussion around the listed questions (about 60 minutes). Depending on the questions, there may be a short powerpoint and/or video to watch. After this there will be time for open questions and individual case evaluation and discussion (about 50 minutes) and participants are particularly encouraged to share their experiences, difficulties and concerns during this section. Each session will have a particular emphasis so that you can choose which session best suits your current needs. There is no restriction on the number of sessions you can attend. Each session costs $30.

If you are interested in attending one or more of these sessions, after you register, please send your question/s to learntoplayevents@gmail.com at least 48 hours prior to the session. Karen will look over the questions and collate them. All questions will be answered and as these sessions are interactive, participants will be invited to provide examples of cases, verbally, during the session when their questions are being answered.

Each session will run for 1.5 hours, every 3 weeks from May to August. The times given are Australian Eastern Time – that is NSW, Victoria, and Tasmania time.

The platform used to run the series is Zoom. You will be sent a link before the session. If you join early you will be linked to a ‘waiting room’ and when the session begins you will join automatically. On Zoom, a chat section is also available for all participants.

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August 2020

Online Q&A Series: Topic 5. What is the difference between co-playing and leading the play?

August 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$30 Sold out

Emeritus Professor Karen Stagnitti is running a series of Q & A sessions designed for therapists and practitioners who use Learn to Play Therapy in practice. The Q & A series is aimed at those who have attended previous workshops and/or use Learn to Play in practice and may have specific questions or concerns about aspects of the Learn to Play therapy.

The Q & A sessions are offered to small groups of participants using Zoom interactive video conferencing. The sessions will run for 1.5 hours and have a maximum of 20 participants and a minimum of 10 participants. The maximum of 20 participants is to allow discussion, sharing and support for all participant questions. Participants will be invited to submit specific questions around the specific topic to be addressed prior to the session. At the beginning of each session a list of questions to be addressed will be presented (about 10 minutes). This will be followed with a semi-structured discussion around the listed questions (about 60 minutes). Depending on the questions, there may be a short powerpoint and/or video to watch. After this there will be time for open questions and individual case evaluation and discussion (about 50 minutes) and participants are particularly encouraged to share their experiences, difficulties and concerns during this section.  Each session will have a particular emphasis so that you can choose which session best suits your current needs. There is no restriction on the number of sessions you can attend. Each session costs $30.

If you are interested in attending one or more of these sessions, after you register, please send your question/s to learntoplayevents@gmail.com at least 48 hours prior to the session. Karen will look over the questions and collate them. All questions will be answered and as these sessions are interactive, participants will be invited to provide examples of cases, verbally, during the session when their questions are being answered.

Each session will run for 1.5 hours, every 3 weeks from May to August. The times given are Australian Eastern Time – that is NSW, Victoria, and Tasmania time.

The platform used to run the series is Zoom. You will be sent a link before the session. If you join early you will be linked to a ‘waiting room’ and when the session begins you will join automatically. On Zoom, a chat section is also available for all participants.

Find out more »

Online Q&A Series: Topic 5. (2nd) What is the difference between co-playing and leading the play?

August 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$30 5 tickets left

Emeritus Professor Karen Stagnitti is running a series of Q & A sessions designed for therapists and practitioners who use Learn to Play Therapy in practice. The Q & A series is aimed at those who have attended previous workshops and/or use Learn to Play in practice and may have specific questions or concerns about aspects of the Learn to Play therapy.

The Q & A sessions are offered to small groups of participants using Zoom interactive video conferencing. The sessions will run for 1.5 hours and have a maximum of 20 participants and a minimum of 10 participants. The maximum of 20 participants is to allow discussion, sharing and support for all participant questions. Participants will be invited to submit specific questions around the specific topic to be addressed prior to the session. At the beginning of each session a list of questions to be addressed will be presented (about 10 minutes). This will be followed with a semi-structured discussion around the listed questions (about 60 minutes). Depending on the questions, there may be a short powerpoint and/or video to watch. After this there will be time for open questions and individual case evaluation and discussion (about 50 minutes) and participants are particularly encouraged to share their experiences, difficulties and concerns during this section. Each session will have a particular emphasis so that you can choose which session best suits your current needs. There is no restriction on the number of sessions you can attend. Each session costs $30.

If you are interested in attending one or more of these sessions, after you register, please send your question/s to learntoplayevents@gmail.com at least 48 hours prior to the session. Karen will look over the questions and collate them. All questions will be answered and as these sessions are interactive, participants will be invited to provide examples of cases, verbally, during the session when their questions are being answered.

Each session will run for 1.5 hours, every 3 weeks from May to August. The times given are Australian Eastern Time – that is NSW, Victoria, and Tasmania time.

The platform used to run the series is Zoom. You will be sent a link before the session. If you join early you will be linked to a ‘waiting room’ and when the session begins you will join automatically. On Zoom, a chat section is also available for all participants.

Find out more »

September 2020

Learn to Play Therapy – Introductory Course (2 Day Workshop) 10-11 September 2020

September 10 @ 9:00 am - September 11 @ 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$695 14 tickets left

Learn to Play Therapy aims to develop the capacity in children to self-initiate their own pretend play. Being able to play is essential to children because through play children learn about themselves and their world. Pretend play is complex play and research evidence has shown that children who develop more complex levels of pretend play increase in their abilities in social competence, narrative language, language, self-regulation, creativity, and problem solving.

The workshop uses a mixture of information giving case studies, video analysis and practice of the key skills involved in the process of Learn to Play Therapy.

This workshop would be valuable to therapists, social workers, psychologists and early intervention workers who work with families with children under 8 years of age who have a developmental delay.

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The Learn to Play program for Kindergarten Teachers (1 Day Workshop) 14 Sep 2020

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$350 Sold out

The Learn to Play program for Kindergarten Teachers is designed to support teachers in a deeper understanding of pretend play, how it develops, and why pretend play is important for literacy, narrative understanding, social competence, and self-regulation.

This workshop provides for small group work to design play activities within group settings and to identify how these play activities build foundational skills for children's school readiness.

Alignment to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework will be explained in reference to the evidence base for the Learn to Play program.

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November 2020

Learn to Play Therapy – Introductory Course (2 Day Workshop) 6-7 Jul 2020 RESCHEDULED TO 16-17 NOV 2020

November 16 @ 9:00 am - November 17 @ 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$695

DUE TO THE SITUATION REGARDING COVID-19 THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MON 16 - TUES 17 NOV 2020

Learn to Play Therapy aims to develop the capacity in children to self-initiate their own pretend play. Being able to play is essential to children because through play children learn about themselves and their world. Pretend play is complex play and research evidence has shown that children who develop more complex levels of pretend play increase in their abilities in social competence, narrative language, language, self-regulation, creativity, and problem solving.

The workshop uses a mixture of information giving case studies, video analysis and practice of the key skills involved in the process of Learn to Play Therapy.

This workshop would be valuable to therapists, social workers, psychologists and early intervention workers who work with families with children under 8 years of age who have a developmental delay.

Registration now closed

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Learn to Play 5 Day Workshop DISCOUNT (6-10 Jul 2020) RESCHEDULED TO 16-20 NOV 2020

November 16 @ 9:00 am - November 20 @ 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$1615

DUE TO THE SITUATION REGARDING COVID-19 THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MON 16 - FRI 20 NOV 2020

The Learn to Play 5 Day Workshop cost includes discounted registration for the Learn to Play Therapy: Introductory Course (2 Day Workshop) 6-7 Jul 2020; Parent Learn to Play: Train the Trainer (1 Day Workshop) 8 Jul 2020; Advanced Learn to Play Therapy (2 Day Workshop) 9-10 Jul 2020; pre-workshop refreshments, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, all workshop resources and a copy of Parent Learn to Play: Facilitator Manual and Parent Handbook.

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Parent Learn to Play: Train the Trainer (1 Day Workshop) 8 Jul 2020 RESCHEDULED TO 18 NOV 2020

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$415

DUE TO THE SITUATION REGARDING COVID-19 THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO WED 18 NOV 2020

This workshops provides specific information on working with parents using the principles of Learn to Play Therapy. This course builds on the Learn to Play Introduction workshop as knowledge on the development of pretend play and how to assess spontaneous pretend play ability in children is assumed knowledge.

This one day workshop explains how to include parents as part of parent-child dyads in therapy as well as training participants to run the Parent Learn to Play small group course for parents. The workshop uses games and small group activities to help participants think about the development of a child "on the spot". Also covered is what to consider when working with parents/carers, principles in engaging parents, tricky questions.

This workshop would be valuable for professionals, including therapists, social workers, early intervention workers, psychologists, who work with families who have children aged 12 months to 5 years who have a developmental delay.

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Advanced Learn to Play Therapy (2 Day Workshop) 9-10 Jul 2020 RESCHEDULED TO 19-20 NOV 2020

November 19 @ 9:00 am - November 20 @ 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$695

DUE TO THE SITUATION REGARDING COVID-19 THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THU 19 - FRI 20 NOV 2020

Learn to Play Therapy aims to facilitate the ability of a child to self-initiate pretend play. The therapeutic skills required to facilitate this ability in children, who find it difficult to play, are explored more deeply in this 2 day workshop. This workshop builds on the Learn to Play Therapy Introductory 2 day workshop. In Advanced Learn to Play it is assumed that participants have knowledge of the development of pretend play and assessment of pretend play.

Participants are introduced to the framework which surrounds Learn to Play Therapy and the theoretical underpinnings of Learn to Play. The play room is discussed and advanced processes and principles are covered and practiced. The workshop also covers working with with children who have experienced trauma, children with autism, and working in schools.

This workshop would be valuable to therapists, social workers, psychologists and early intervention workers who work with families with children under 8 years of age who have developmental delay.

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