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Play Therapy

The Power of Play Techniques for Child and Adult Healing

Presented by Christine Dargon, Ph.D.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – Wednesday, February 14, 2018  |  Webinar

Date & Location

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Each session will be available at 11:00am PST on the scheduled air dates.


  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2017
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Recordings are available from the air date until Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Participants can watch, pause and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

Access expires on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Extensions will not be granted.

Workshop Description

Children lack some cognitive abilities needed to understand their world and experiences because they are still developing. In addition, they also lack the vocabulary to communicate their emotions and perceptions to someone else. This issue also applies to individuals with developmental disabilities, stroke, Alzheimer’s etc. This is where Play Therapy can be very useful and a vital tool. This webinar will teach attendees how to use play therapy as an incredible method of communication and diagnostics. It will teach you how to interpret the ways in which children play, the importance of what they play with/what they create, and how to interpret their interactions with us as the professional.

By enrolling in this webinar, you will learn how to understand and determine what the individual is struggling with and causes for presenting behaviors and emotions through their play.  Attendees will be introduced to a tool box filled with ready to use Play Therapy techniques including an introduction to the use of sand trays. Attendees will immediately be able to implement these tools in their work with children and clients of all ages. This tool box will consist of appropriate tools for different presenting problems such as anger, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma and more. Some of the tools will include Sand Tray therapy, coloring, the use of puppets, dance/movement, drawings and so many other great techniques. Finally, this webinar will present the use of play therapy with individuals of all ages. So get ready to learn, have fun and see the world through a child’s eyes.


Online Course Format

  • 3 Week Online Training – 2 hours per session, 3 sessions
  • 6 CEUs
  • Each session will consist of 2 hours of teaching content
  • Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.
  • Recordings Available – Sessions will be pre-recorded and available for participants to access after the live date. All recordings will be available until two weeks after the online course is complete.

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

  • Play Therapy – how to use it!
  • Specific Techniques and novel approaches
    • Assessment and Diagnostic
    • Therapeutic Benefits
    • Non-Directive versus Directive/Soft and Hard Mediums
  • Hands on learning and using the techniques – from crayons, to puppets, to movement and much more! This will be the focus of the day.
  • Non-Directive Techniques:
    • Sand Tray Work (case examples)


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the significant of play and why certain toys are used more at certain ages.
  2. Learn and be able to implement specific and easy Play Therapy techniques for specific presenting issues.
  3. Use Play Therapy as a diagnostic tool and interpret what you see
  4. Know which play therapy techniques to use with different children and different presenting problems.
  5. Address things to be aware of and areas of caution including selecting the best materials depending upon the presenting issue
  6. How to use these techniques in a variety of settings including Group Play therapy.
  7. Analyze case examples through stories and photographs.

Continuing Education Credits

Your Presenter(s)

Christine Dargon, Ph.D.

Christine Dargon, Ph.D., having worked in clinical practice for over 20 years, now focusses her time on speaking and education. Her areas of clinical expertise include working with children and families for years in such areas as abuse, divorce and custody disputes, children of alcoholic/drug addicted parents and adopted children.  She also specialized in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and marriage counseling. Dr. Dargon did graduate research and her dissertation on rape-related PTSD and began working with rape survivors over 25 years ago. Currently, Dr. Dargon is an international speaker traveling throughout North America presenting seminars of numerous topics. Dr. Dargon has also been teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 20 years and is currently on faculty at Grand Canyon University serving students in the Masters’ of Counseling Psychology Program and Ashford University teaching undergraduate courses. Dr. Dargon received her Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, her Masters’ of Science in Education in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University with a focus in School Counseling and her Bachelors’ in Psychology and Sociology from The University of Connecticut. She also has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Legal Studies from Grand Canyon University.



“All three days were wonderfully informative. Your energy and enthusiasm was so welcoming. Your passion and depth of knowledge on all topics explored was clearly evident. I love all the practical take-away pieces, scripts and resource links + tools provided. Thanks so much.”
– Erica Mackinnon | Halifax, NS | June 7-8, 2017

“Christine is very engaging! By far the best workshop I’ve ever attended. She focuses on practical concept and not boring theories!”
– Ottawa, ON | June 5, 2017


“This workshop (especially the importance of play part) should be required to all school teachers/ staff to attend. Parents have to be reminded too of the importance of play through … media, school, church, etc. Super love it! Awesome Dr. Dargon!”
– Edmonton, AB | May 1-2, 2017


“Thank you for the excellent, insightful, entertaining presentation. The skills you touched on today will be very useful for my work with children and teens on the autism spectrum!”
– Michael | Kelowna, BC | April 20, 2017


Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual Enrolment $199 $219

For Group Rates Contact: registration@jackhirose.com

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: January 17, 2018
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

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