Gregory Lubimiv

quick assessment tactics and dealing with resistance
Friday & Saturday 29-30 May 2020
8:30 am Registration 9:00 Start
North Glenmore Community Association
member price: $60
non-member price: $70
student price: $60

This training will be based on play therapy approaches with children and families and include concrete therapeutic strategies useful in work with children and families, with many case examples and creative practical tools.

These two days will focus on quick assessment, with very brief techniques for identifying issues in children, developing plans of action, and when more in-depth assessment is needed; and also on the children & families we have the most difficulty with:  developing techniques and tools to move towards change and managing what we often refer to as “resistance.”

Greg Lubimiv has over 30 years of experience in children’s mental health and child welfare. He is the Executive Director of the Phoenix Centre for Children and Families, a children’s mental health centre in southeastern Ontario. The Phoenix Centre provides a wide range of services including, day treatment, respite care, intensive services, early years programs, outpatient and prevention.

Greg has been involved as a clinician, trainer and administrator. He 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 and was presented with the Monica Hebert Award for contributions to the field of Play Therapy and in 2007 was identified as one of the top 5 Play Therapists in Canada. In 2006 he was recipient of the Liz Manson Award for contributions to the field of children’s mental health. In 2007 he received the Base Commander’s Commendation for services to military families and in 2012 the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for contributions to the treatment of military children and families.
Greg is well known as a passionate and knowledgeable presenter with a focus on making content concrete, practical and fun.

12 hours CAPT CE credits Alberta Play Therapy Association is a CAPT Approved Provider. Provider Number #10-105.