Dr. N. Riedel Bowers is currently away until Sept. 2, 2016. THIS BLOG OFFERS THE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES OF DR. NANCY RIEDEL BOWERS THAT INCLUDE CLINICAL AND SUPERVISION PRACTICE, ACADEMIC TEACHING, CLINICAL WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS FOR THE Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy AND the American Association for Play Therapy, PAST WORKSHOPS, AWARDS AND CURRENT RESEARCH. Currently her private practice is closed for new referrals re. child clinical cases but is open for play therapy externships.


(Oise workshop of June 3rd, 2016 completed)




                                             
Incorporating Play-Based Strategies in Assessment, Intervention, and Consultation

OISE / University of Toronto at 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Friday, June 3, 2016 
 Room 5-280            Time    9:30 Waiting list spots only 
Presented By: Nancy Riedel Bowers, R.S.W, Ph.D. & Anna Bowers, M.A.

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The use of play in the professional activities of school and clinical psychologists can be an integral part of forming an accurate depiction of a child’s functioning. This workshop highlights strategies and techniques for using play to understand and address child mental health issues in schools and clinical settings. It will aim to provide clinicians with ideas for using play within assessment, intervention, and consultation contexts to uncover and address the strengths and needs of children. There will be an opportunity participate in play activities such as sandtray, expressive arts based genogram and ecomapping work, puppet-based CBT and creative feeling chart implementation.

Dr. Riedel Bowers maintains a private practice in child and play therapy while holding positions within the Seminary and Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. A researcher and international workshop presenter, Dr. Riedel Bowers studies the psychotherapeutic process particularly in the area of child and play therapy and is editor of Play Therapy with Families: A Collaborative Approach to Healing (2013).

Anna Bowers is a PhD student in School & Clinical Child Psychology at OISE. She completed her MA at the University of British Columbia in School Psychology and was an intern at the York Region District School Board where she conducted psychological assessments and play-based interventions with children.


CURRENT AND RECENT TRAININGS AND COLLABORATIONS:
  • CO-AUTHORSHIP with W. Woo of Hong Kong and Anna Bowers (PhD student, U of T, Toronto)  re. 'tools for therapy with autistic children' and related training in Hong Kong in 2016-7
  • NASP WORKSHOP ON "PLAY-BASED STRATEGIES IN ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION AND CONSULTATION", co-presenter with Anna Bowers (MA in School Psychology, PhD student in Clinical Psychology- Oise, Univ. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada) at the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA, USA- February 13, 2016: 10am- noon
  • APPOINTMENTS- 5 year Standing Appointment, Faculty of Social Work,Wilfrid Laurier University (2015-2020); Associate Professional Faculty, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada(2015-2017)...8 courses to be taught Sept/16-June/17
  • CACPT TRAINING- Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapists for upcoming Certification Programs in Toronto for 2016 as well as continuing education workshops and more....www.cacpt.com
  • CACPT- 'Playground', Fall, 2014 article written by J. Kelp re. the Research work of Nancy Riedel Bowers (p. 18)..........      http://www.cacpt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/PG-Fall_2014.pdf
  • Research Study and manuscript submission with W. Yeung, "Play around the world: a new description"- completed with manuscript submission accepted for the Journal of Psychology Research (2016-17)
  • THE CLINICAL PRACTICE OF CHILD/PLAY THERAPY and ADULT THERAPY FOR NANCY RIEDEL BOWERS IS CLOSED FOR NEW REFERRALS FOR TREATMENT PLANNING AT THIS TIME


CUSTOM DESIGNED TRAININGS
WORKSHOPS, COURSES in child and play therapy and PLAY THERAPY TRAININGS for the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy (CANADA) and the American Association for Play Therapy (UNITED STATES- Continuing Education Provider) can be designed by request.  By popular demand ONE to FIVE day workshops/trainings can be set up (offering the 'models' of play therapy with clinical application/experiential work) for locations nationally and internationally.

Graduate Courses 2016-17: 
1. WLS- Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Campus= Applications of Child Development Theory (Sept. 2016-Dec. 2016, Play Therapy from an Holistic Perspective (winter term,  2017, 3 hours per week- Tuesdays 1-4pm), Healing Options for Children, (Spring term, 2017: intensive one week format). Contact dphillips@wlu.ca for more information about registering and the Diploma in Psychotherapy-Child and Play Therapy focus as a post masters continuing education opportunity
2.Faculty of Social Work, WLU, Kitchener Campus- Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals-4 sections Monday and Thursdays, Fall, 2016), Expressive Arts Based Groupwork for Children and Adolescents, Winter, 2017(Tuesdays, 4:30 to 7:15pm)

CACPT Certification Program:6 Week Certification= July and August, Toronto, 2017 (Telus Building, details to be announced). Contact elizabeth@cacpt.com for details.


Samples of Trainings in Process/Completed:

=> (completed) Holistic Conference at the Glebe Centre, WLU, May 9/10, 2014 is now completed.
 See www.glebecentre.wlu.ca for the Glebe Centre brochure and Conference agenda.
WORKSHOPS included a focus on Play Therapy (NARRATIVE AND SANDTRAY), Music and Art Therapy (MASK MAKING), Emdr/Brain Gym, African Drumming and Story-telling, Korean Drumming, Chinese Healing Methods, EFT and other creative healing options

=> (completed) Certification for Level 1=Training for Theraplay occured on the same premises for 4 days (May 5-8, 2014) before the Holistic Healing Conference began-contact emunns@sympatico.ca

=> (completed) Workshop on "Play Therapy" for the early years on April 4, 2014 in Brantford: "Creative Tools for Preschoolers", Dr. Nancy Riedel Bowers, RSW, PhD and  Frank Ripplinger, ECE. Nancy's new book, "Play Therapy with Families: A Collaborative Approach to Healing" were available for sale at the conference. For conference brochure and registration:
http://www.eycbrant.ca/sites/default/files/files/2014%20CHANGE%20brochure.pdf


 => (in process) Externships in Play/Child Therapy, Private Practice/Glebe Centre, WLS, WLU, Waterloo for 2013 (no spots left-completed), 2014 (Waterloo and Toronto- Jan.-completed and Sept. 2014- completed), 2015 (completed), 2016 (in process)...contact Nancy at nrbowers@aol.ca

 


=>CACPT yearly training/6 Week (3 Levels) Certification Programs:
COMPLETED.....Toronto: JULY, 2014- Level 1- 'PLAY THERAPY THEORY, PROCESS AND HISTORY',  Levels - Ethics, Toronto, Ontario; contact elizabeth@cacpt.com/  see  www.cacpt.com

COMPLETED.... OCTOBER, 2013- Winnipeg, Manitoba (Level 1- completed); 

IN PLANNING....  Level 1-'PLAY THERAPY THEORY, PROCESS AND HISTORY', Levels  2 and 3- Ethics, Waterloo,  Ontario- to be rescheduled in modules in Waterloo, 2014 and 2015


=>APT International Conference: Palm Springs California- Annual Conference of the American Association for Play Therapy: Oct. 12, 2013...'Play Therapy Research Around the World (completed)





AWARDS, REGULAR GROUP THERAPY PROGRAMS, RESEARCH AND TRAINING EXAMPLES:

RECENT AWARDS:
2010: Receipt of the National Award of Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy, Monica Herbert Award
2012:  Receipt of Award from Minister John Milloy for 30 years volunteer experience with the Ontario Association of Professional Social Workers 
2013: WLU Teaching Award for Years of Service (68 courses taught)


Yearly Group for BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO- WATERLOO REGION: "Healing Little Hearts", 6 week healing group for young children 3-6 years old and their caretakers who have suffered the loss of a loved one (6 sessions in April and May). Nancy Riedel Bowers along with other professionals leads these 2 side-by-side groups each spring.


CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT (WLU ETHICS BOARD APPROVED): Completed Focus Groups- Marrakesh, Morrocco (May, 2010), Singapore and Hong Kong (April, 2011), Canada/US (2014) =research for completion and publication in the International Journal of Play Therapy in 2015


CUSTOM DESIGNED COURSES/TRAINING and SUPERVISION

  • Workshops on Play and Child Therapy- ONE DAY (History and Models), TWO DAY (History, Models and Experiential Work), ONE WEEK (History, Models, Experience and Case Consultation)
  • As Nancy Riedel Bowers is an Approved Continuing Education Provider and Supervisor with the American Play Therapy Association, trainings are made to suit the individuals or group seeking registration

EXAMPLES OF PAST WORKSHOPS:

PLAY THERAPY WORKSHOPS previously offered through Wilfrid Laurier University:

October, 2012- Filial Play Therapy Workshop at 6 Nations, Ontario (5 hour)

Nov. 28 and 29, 2012- An Introduction to Play Therapy (2 day)

Jan. 18, 2013- Play Therapy and the School Setting (1 day)

March 6, 2013- Play Therapy and Childhood Trauma (1 day)

HOSTED: Sir Richard Bowlby (London, UK), son of John Bowlby (author of Attachment Theory)- Presentation on 'New Discussions about Attachment Theory: Implications for Fatherhood and Day-Care'

Date: September 21, 2011 SOLD OUT
Location: Kitchener (Faculty of Social Work-WLU: 11:45 am to 1:15 with Lunch provided)
and Waterloo (Maureen Forrester Hall-WLU: 7:30 to 9:30 with Reception to follow lecture)
Date: September 22, 2011
Location: Toronto Campus (WLU- 130 King St. West, Toronto) SOLD OUT

  • Examples of Recent Research Trainings and Extensive Workshops: 
  •  1/2 day in Tarrytown, New York
  •  1/2 research workshop in Marrakesh, Morocco
  •  2 day training on Play Therapy on Akwesasne Reserve, Cornwall, Ontario; 2 days at the Mental Health Unit, Hospital Network, London, Ontario; 4 days at Western Health, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland 

Supervision for the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy and the American Assn of Play Therapy is available in GROUP  and INDIVIDUAL formats (onsite in location of choice and as requested in Kitchener and Toronto.... by telephone, email and SKYPE). For rates and special arrangements please contact Nancy at 519/570-0355 or via website contact: http://www.riedelbowers.com/