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Theraplay® Level 1

Event Date(s): Wed, 2018/09/26 - 9:00am to Sat, 2018/09/29 - 5:00pm
Event Type: Family Life Centre

*Please Note The Change of Location* 


Course Overview

Theraplay® is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.

Read more about Theraplay®


Headshot of Lorie Walton Lorie Walton,
E.C.E., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., RP
Ontario Registered Psychotherapist #002118
Certified Theraplay® Therapist Trainer Supervisor (C.T.T/TS),
Certified Play Therapist Supervisor (C.P.T/S)

Lorie Walton is the Founder and Lead Therapist of Family First Play Therapy Centre Inc, in Bradford, Ontario Canada, a centre focused on assisting children and families dealing with attachment, trauma and emotional and developmental issues. Family First has been successfully providing therapeutic supports and services to children and families since the year 2000.

Lorie is an Ontario Registered Psychotherapist, a Certified Child Play Therapist Supervisor and a Certified Theraplay® Therapist Trainer Supervisor. She has extensive training in working with adopted and foster care children who experience attachment related issues and trauma. Along with her private practice in Canada, Lorie is a Certified Trainer and Teacher. She is part of the Theraplay® Institute’s International Training team and has had the privilege of bringing Theraplay® to communities across Canada, England, and the United States. She is also part of the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy and has provided teaching and supervision for both Theraplay and Play Therapy interns and therapists.


A professional development certification will be presented to all participants.

Participants must attend all four sessions over the two weekends to receive the certification.


Dates: Wednesday September 26th - Saturday September 29th  

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Location:  Peoples Church374 Sheppard Ave E, North York, ON M2N 3B6


$500+ HST - cost includes all four sessions, handouts, and light refreshmentsyoung adults sitting around a table with laptops and children's toys

* Course is being offered at a reduced rate. 



Parking is free. 


Lunch is not included in the cost of the ticket. Participants may pack their own lunches or purchase a lunch at our cafeteria. Light refreshments will be included throughout the day.


If you would like more details or have any questions please email us at flc [at] tyndale [dot] ca.

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