Play Therapy Conference
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts

Health the Hurting Child: The Necessary Dimensions of Play Therapy

Oct. 31– Nov. 1, 2014
Westside Campus Ballroom
43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06810

Dr. Garry L. Landreth, LPC, RPT-S, internationally recognized for his writings and work in promoting the development of child-centered play therapy, is a Regents Professor Emeritus in the Department of Counseling and founder of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas. Dr. Landreth is a frequent speaker at play therapy conferences around the world. He has published more than 150 journal articles, books and videos.


Attendees may register by mailing in a registration form and the appropriate payment.


Friday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch included).

Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch included)

This two-day workshop will focus on the perceptual world of the child, the dynamic elements of the relationship that facilitate the play therapy process, structuring the relationship in the playroom, “reading” themes in children’s play, the four healing messages needed by a child who is hurting, helping children develop self-control and self-responsibility, the ACT model of therapeutic limit setting, the language of facilitating change in children, guidelines for selecting appropriate toys and materials and a conceptual model of the process of change in play therapy. Workshop activities will center around spontaneous demonstrations by Dr. Landreth dealing with specific problems in the play therapy experience, critique of video tapes of Dr. Landreth’s play therapy sessions and the art expressions of Ryan, a child who was dying.


Individuals with disability accommodations should request them in writing at least 10 days prior to the conference. Requests can be sent to the organizer, Dr. Gabriel Lomas, at


There are a number of comfortable and reasonably-priced hotels within a 5 minute drive of the WCSU Westside Campus. The list below is a sample of several hotels in the area. Attendees will need to arrange for accommodations on their own.  

Ethan Allen
21 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT 

Super 8
3 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT

Residence Inn
22 Segar St, Danbury, CT 

Spring Hill Suites
30 Old Ridgebury Rd, Danbury, CT 

Hilton Garden Inn
119 Mill Plain Rd, Danbury, CT

Crowne Plaza
18 Old Ridgebury Rd, Danbury, CT 

Workshop Skills Level

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Conference Questions

Contact Dr. Gabriel Lomas at 203-837-8512 or

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