Workshop: An Experiential Introduction to Psychotherapeutic work with Young Children, Oct. 22, 9:30am-4:30pm

An Experiential Introduction to Psychotherapeutic work with Young Children:
A day-long workshop with Chitra Sekhar and Noah Spector


October 22, 2011, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Do you work with children? Are you considering therapeutic work with children as a future career? In this day-long workshop we will discuss, through didactic presentations and experiential exercises, different ways of working therapeutically with children. Together we will:
– Learn about the unique aspects of working with young children.
– Hear about innovative work with children who have witnessed natural and socio political disasters.
– Experience unique activities for connecting with young children.
– Discuss career opportunities for working with children.

About the presenters:

Chitra Sekhar is an adjunct professor in the child studies program at Carleton University and an experienced consultant, trainer and practitioner in child psychotherapy and play therapy. She specializes in working with children and families who have lived through war, conflicts and transitions.

Noah Spector is a part time professor and PhD candidate in the counselling program in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education. He has worked with children, adolescents and their families struggling with challenges which include psychiatric diagnoses and family violence.


Registration: To take advantage of the early registration fee of $60.00, please complete the attached form and send it to by October 8th, 2011.

**NOTE** The workshop is open to all students pursuing graduate studies in psychotherapy-related fields (e.g. counselling, social work, psychology, psychiatry etc…). Priority will be given to Counselling students in our host faculty—the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education.

Event Poster [PDF]

Registration Form [DOCX]