This workshop will discuss principles of the talking circle and play therapy to the development of therapeutic communication games for working with children and adolescents. Three case vignettes will illustrate the development of specific activities and games designed to meet individual needs that emerged in the context of child centered art therapy. The presentation will focus on the importance of developing an emotional vocabulary, reciprocity, storytelling, listening, problem solving and assertiveness. There will be a focus on role of the therapist in creating an environment of acceptance, modeling self-reflection, and witnessing.


Learning Objectives:

  • to introduce principles of talking circle and play therapy concepts
  • To learn about the development  and application of therapeutic communication games for work with children & youth
  • to learn about creating a safe environment


Facilitated by:

Monica Carpendale, BFA, DVATI, RCAT, BCATR

Monica Carpendale is the founder and executive director of the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. She has over 25 years of art therapy experience and is a national and international presenter, author of several books and DVD’s on art therapy.



Tuesday Afternoon, May 27, 2014


1:00 – 4:30 pm



Free to the public: pre-registration please As soon as possible because space is limited

Payment (Free at this time – normally this workshop would cost $75)


Workshop Location: 3621 Dutch Village Road, Halifax NS B3N 2T1


Phone: (902) 445-5675 or 499-4354


Cancellation Policy:

All cancellation requests must be sent to the address below by May 23th. Administration fee:  n/a