Play Therapy Skills
31st March – 1st April 2015,
9 am – 3pm
Exact Venue to be confirmed
Preschool and Elementary School:
Dr. Suzi Kagan
Founder and Director of the Israeli Association for Play Therapy
Dr.Suzi Kagan, is the Founder and Director of the Israeli Association for Play Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Child’s Life Specialist (CLS) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT -S). In addition to the above she is currently an instructor and coordinator of Play Therapy at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Play is universal and natural activity of childhood. Between the ages 2-11 most children use play in a symbolic way to deal with their direct and indirect experiences. By using play children may be able to organize their lives and practice some control over their everyday issues.
In the USA and Europe, play therapy has been applied as part of responsive services within comprehensive, developmental elementary and school counseling programs to facilitate self-esteem, increase self-efficacy, and decrease maladaptive behaviors to remove barriers for
success in social and emotional spheres.
This 2 days course will offer training to preschool and elementary school teachers, to elementary school counselors, to classroom assistants, and others working with children in expanding their knowledge and skill in non-directive play therapy.
Participants’ learning will be facilitated through a didactic presentation,interactive discussions, and some role playing.