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July 2018

Learn to Play 5 Day Workshop DISCOUNT(2-6 Jul 2018)

July 2 @ 9:00 am - July 6 @ 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$1550 52 tickets left

The Learn to Play 5 Day Workshop cost includes discounted registration for the Learn to Play Therapy: Introductory Course (2 Day Workshop) 2-3 Jul 2018; Parent Learn to Play: Train the Trainer (1 Day Workshop) 4 Jul 2018; Advanced Learn to Play Therapy (2 Day Workshop) 5-6 Jul 2018; 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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Learn to Play Therapy – Introductory Course (2 Day Workshop) 2-3 Jul 2018

July 2 @ 9:00 am - July 3 @ 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$650 46 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. This workshop would be valuable to therapists, early childhood teachers, 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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Parent Learn to Play: Train the Trainer (1 Day Workshop) 4 Jul 2018

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$385 54 tickets left

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 and knowledge on the development of pretend play and how to assess spontaneous pretend play ability in children is assumed knowledge for participants who wish to participate in this workshop. This practical workshop would be valuable to therapists and early childhood intervention workers who work with parents and children.

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Advanced Learn to Play Therapy (2 Day Workshop) 5-6 Jul 2018

July 5 @ 9:00 am - July 6 @ 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$650 54 tickets left

This 2 day 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.This workshop would be valuable to therapists, early childhood teachers, 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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October 2018

“Imagine, Create, Belong”: a new intervention for adolescents with social difficulties (1 Day Workshop) 22 Oct 2018

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$320 54 tickets left

This is a new workshop presented by Learn to Play Events for 2018. Research using Learn to Play Therapy has been extended to work with adolescents who experience social difficulties. This workshop introduces the newly developed assessment called the Animated Movie Test. This is an assessment of the abilities underpinning pretend play. This assessment is suitable for children aged 8 years to 15 years. This workshop would be valuable for those working with young adolescents who have social difficulties including social workers, occupational therapists, specialist teachers of young adolescents, psychologists and play therapists.

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Therapeutic Play in Medical and Health Care Settings (2 Day Workshop) 25-26 Oct 2018

October 25 @ 9:00 am - October 26 @ 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$650 56 tickets left

Therapeutic play is a specific approach to engage children, because it is a developmentally sensitive way to communicate and facilitate expression of the child’s thoughts and feelings, and may be applied to medical and health care settings and experiences. Therapeutic medical play may also be used proactively to prepare children before and to debrief after medical encounters, and using specific approaches during procedural phases.

This two day workshop integrates knowledge of paediatric medical and health care, childhood development and therapeutic play. It has been developed to extend the clinical skills of health care professionals who work with children and their families in health care settings.

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November 2018

Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment – 2 (3 Day Workshop) 14-16 Nov 2018

November 14 @ 9:00 am - November 16 @ 4:30 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$930 21 tickets left

The ChIPPA is a norm referenced assessment of a child’s ability to self-initiate play. This workshop will be focussed on the ChIPPA-2. The ChIPPA would be valuable to occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers and psychologists who work with children under 8 years of age who have difficulties in social interaction and/or language and find it difficult to function within their social context.

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