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 
9am - 3pm

Marriott Sukhumvit Park 
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 Aim
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.

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


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)
Baht 16,800/USD 525 (Register by March 13, 2015)

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

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