with Greg Lubimiv

Helping Children, Youth and Families through Effective Play Techniques and Strategies.

Are you looking for practical strategies and techniques to use to effectively deal with a wide range of challenging behaviours?This workshop is for you!This workshop will enable participants to:

  • understand the importance of play
  • feel more comfortable using play-based techniques and activities
  • adapt a play activity to fit the child’s needs
  • use play activities to create goals and evaluate outcomes
  • know the ingredients of environmental conditions that will facilitate growth/healing
  • create a play “tool kit” with appropriate games and activities

Our presenter: Greg Lubimiv is Executive Director of the Phoenix Centre for Children’s Mental Health. He is well known as a passionate and knowledgeable presenter with a focus on making content concrete, practical and fun. Greg has over 35 years of experience in children’s mental health and child welfare where he has been involved as a clinician, trainer and administrator. Greg has specialized in the field of play therapy, parenting and family therapy and has authored a number of books and articles on this and other topics including Wings for Our Children: The essentials of becoming a play therapist. Greg is considered an expert in a wide variety of topics, including: childhood trauma, family therapy, grief and loss, vicarious trauma, reflective practice and temperament. Greg graduated with his Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. He is a certified play therapist and supervisor with the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy.

Why Tool Time? Anxiety, self-regulation, anger, not communicating, difficulty in expressing feelings, feeling hopeless….these are only a few of the issues that children bring into the classroom, day care setting, or the clinical office. Imagine being able to deal with any of these in a way that draws children and youth in, provides a safe and fun avenue to explore or alter each of these issues, and can help to reach goals set. Greg has amazed audiences at how simple and effective a play based approach to teaching or doing clinical work with children and youth can be, (including working with families).

Who should attend: Early Childhood Educators, Child and Youth Workers, Teachers, Educational Assistants, Play Therapists, and anyone who wants to improve their ability to support children through play. Focus on preschool and school-age age groups.

When: Saturday October 20th 2018, from 9:00-4:00

Where: BMO Centre, 295 Rectory St, London, ON N5Z 2A7, London Ontario


For participants working in London/Middlesex: $10

For participants working in other regions: $20

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