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Using Puppets and Art Therapy for Mental Health and
Quality of Life:
The View from the Inside Workshop

Wendy Passmore-Godfrey (BFA) and Allan Rosales (MA in Art Therapy)

Saturday   March 3
Red Deer
The HUB
4936 Ross Street

In 2015, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey and Allan Rosales met over a cup of tea to discuss how puppet making and art therapy could be used to support vulnerable populations. Since then, the View from the Inside Workshop has had over 125 participants. Indigenous youth, afterschool programming, foster children, girl guides, Syrian refugee teens, adolescents at an alternative high school, homeless adults, adults with mental health concerns, women at a domestic violence shelter, and seniors, have all participated in the program.

Their artwork also resulted in exhibits in Calgary at The New Gallery +15United Active Living, and This is My City Festival and viewed by an estimated 100,000 people. Most recently grants from the Calgary Foundation and Education Matters will allow the View from the Inside Workshop to be delivered to vulnerable seniors and youth in 2018.

At this workshop participants will learn how Puppet Making and Art Therapy were incorporated to serve different populations; research that supports the program; and how we are developing tools to evaluate it for funders. Participants will also get the chance to create their own puppet, write a monologue, and perform in front of others if desired. Come join us for the opportunity to create, play, move and learn!

Non-members: $120 *
APTA Members: $100 *
Students: $90 *

                               *save $ 20 on early bird registration before Feb 15

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APTA 2018 Spring Conference

Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

May 4 - 5 (Friday & Saturday)
Calgary
Rosedale Community Centre

This 2 day workshop is designed to help play therapists understand aggressive play from a neuro-biological perspective.  With the help of neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and a Synergetic Play Therapy framework therapists will learn how to effectively work with this type of play in a way that supports nervous system regulation, reorganization of the child’s lower centers of the brain and decreases compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.  This fun 2 day workshop will take participants to new possibilities as they explore a science based process for working with children at the deepest, most profound levels while staying safe and sane. They will learn the art of sword fighting, gun play, bop bag play, and more while understanding what it takes to maximize growth and integration for their clients and for themselves.

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an international teacher and supervisor. She is the founder and President of the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado and creator of “Synergetic Play Therapy,” a model of play therapy bridging the gap between neuro-science and psychology. She is dedicated to advancing the play therapy field worldwide through her teachings, books and research. She is the author of Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity, the host of the Lessons from the Playroom podcast and webinar series and is the recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s 2015 Professional Education and Training Award.

Non-members: $300 *
APTA Members: $280 *
Students: $270 *


* save $20 on early bird registration before April 1

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Past Events

Wendy Passmore-Godfrey and Allan Rosales
Using Puppets and Art Therapy for Mental Health
Saturday March 3, 2018
8:30 registration 9:00 start
Red Deer: The HUB
member price: $80
non-member price: $100
student price: $80

Space still available
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Lisa Dion
Aggression in Play Therapy
Friday & Saturday May 4-5, 201
8:30 registration 9:00 start
Calgary
member price: $260
non-member price: $280
student price: $250

Space still available
Register |Details