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Counsellor Cafe – Play Therapy Basics: Working with Children Effectively Members Only
September 25, 2019 Main Floor Lounge, 1246 Fairfield Road, Victoria BC, V8V 3B5 (street parking available). 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM No cost. Open to BCACC members only

Region 2 Counsellor Café- Victoria


Play Therapy Basics: Working with Children Effectively


Presented by Charlotte King-Harris, RCC, RSW, RPT, BCRPT, CTTS


“Children’s play is not mere sport.  It is full of meaning and import” ~ F. Froebel


Working with children and youth may seem like a daunting task to many counsellors, particularly those who favour traditional talk therapy approaches.

What happens when the child refuses to talk or appears uninterested in the counselling process? What if the child’s behaviour is wild or unpredictable?  How can we support the parents in learning new ways of connecting and co-regulating with their child?

For counsellors who work with or are interested in working with children and youth, this workshop will give you a peek into the wonderful world of play therapy, a trusted and effective modality used by child therapists to support children and youth in growth and healing

What you will learn:

At the end of the workshop you will walk away with the answers to the following questions, along with a handful of fun, therapeutic games to try:

  • What is Play Therapy?
  • What is the difference between directive and non-directive play therapy?
  • Who might benefit from play therapy?
  • What is happening in a child’s brain during a play therapy session?
  • Why is play therapy such an effective counselling modality when working with children?
  • How do I explain play therapy to the parents?
  • How does attunement and co-regulation “play” into play therapy?

Come join us for an evening of learning and play – inner children welcome!

Session Information:

Date:          Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time:          7:00 – 9:00 PM
Address:     Main Floor Lounge, 1246 Fairfield Road, Victoria BC, V8V 3B5 (street parking available).

Cost:        No Cost. Open to BCACC members only.


Should you encounter a problem with registering please contact Janine Toombs at  for assistance.


About the Presenter:

Charlotte King-Harris has over 15 years of experience working with children, teens and families. She has a passion for helping individuals discover their own inner strength and healing. In addition to being a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Charlotte is also a Registered Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist. Charlotte is also one of the few counsellors in the city to offer a therapeutic playroom in addition to her cozy consult room, allowing her to work with children of all ages.