Advanced Play Therapy Skills 

By Dr. Suzi Kagan
Founder and Director of the Israeli Association for Play Therapy

Target Audience
Preschool and Elementary School:
 - Teachers
 - Assistants
 - Counselors

Course Leader
Dr. Suzi Kagan 

Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2015 
9 am - 3pm

Exact Venue to be confirmed
Bangkok, Thailand

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.

Workshop Goals
During the course participants will:
  •  Learn advanced play therapy skills
  •  Learn how to communicate with children who may have special emotional needs such as: Selective Mutism; Physical or Sexual Abuse ; Children who are going through parents' divorce and more.
  • Be able to evaluate children with anxiety through play

Participants' learning will be facilitated through a didactic presentation , interactive discussions and some role playing.

In order to fully comprehend the concepts covered in this workshop,  it is advised that you have a background in Play Therapy, either through an introductory workshop  or professional practice.  

Course Leader 
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.

Topics Covered/Skills Acquired


Methodology used to cover the topic

Skills participants will acquire

Play therapy skills
Using Toys Basic Play Therapy skills that may apply to a class setting
How to build a therapeutic play room in a school setting
Pictures Knowledge of how to choose the right toys for their classroom and how to create a therapeutic environment in elementary schools and preschools
Listening skills that encourage children to talk and share
Role Play Reflective Listening
Developing a non-evaluative, warm therapeutic relationship Power Point Presentation What words to use in an emotional crisis with children in school setting
How to communicate with children effectively through play Role Play Basic knowledge in “the language of play”
Limit setting and choice giving
Role Play Limit setting
How to increase child's self-esteem through play
Power Point Presentation Empowering skills
See the world through children's eyes
Power Point Presentation Understanding the child’s point of view in various situations.

Workshop Fee (Per Participant)
Regular: Baht 16,800 (Register by February 19, 2015)
Early Bird : Baht 14,800 (Register by January 15, 2015)

Contact Information 
Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Navin Pawa 
Phone (Thailand): 081 701 6843; 081 846 5770 
(replace '0' with '66' for international calls)

Click here  to reserve a seat for the workshop