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Upcoming Workshops

The Playful Brain – A Play-Based Neurobiological Approach to Working With Children & Teens

$500.00 + GST

January 25-26, 2024     |      9:30am – 4:30pm     │     #150 – 1550 Dickson Ave Kelowna BC   

This two day workshop offers an Introduction to Play Therapy for Master’s level practitioners or students. Join Deanne and Gracie her canine co-therapist for two days of playful and experiential learning.


Clinical Supervision Group

$500.00 + GST ($125 per session x 4 sessions)

February 21, March 20, April 24, May 22     |      9:30am – 11:30am     │     #150 – 1550 Dickson Ave Kelowna BC   

Are you a passionate child and family therapist looking to enhance your clinical skills and enrich your therapeutic practice? Deanne is offering a dynamic, experiential and supportive clinical supervision group designed exclusively for therapists like you. 

Key Benefits: 

  • Professional Growth: Gain fresh perspectives and innovative strategies to approach complex cases. 
  • Peer Support: Connect with fellow therapists who understand the challenges you face and can provide valuable insights and encouragement. 
  • Ethical Guidance: Receive guidance on ethical considerations, dilemmas, and best practices from experienced peers and mentors. 
  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated with the latest developments in the field through discussions, case studies, and resource sharing. 
  • Confidential Environment: Engage in open and honest discussions in a safe and confidential space, fostering a culture of trust and respect. 


Key Focus Areas: 

  • Modalities of Expression: Immerse yourself in play and expressive therapies that empower children, adolescents, and families to communicate and heal in ways that words alone cannot achieve. 
  • Sandtray Exploration: Dive into the world of sandtray therapy, a powerful tool that facilitates self-expression and healing through symbolic play. 
  • Family Systems Expertise: Explore family systems work to cultivate harmonious dynamics and create a positive impact on family relationships. 
  • Neuroscience & Attachment: Deepen your understanding of neuroscience and attachment theory to enrich your interventions and promote secure connections. 
  • Navigating Trauma & Grief: Acquire advanced skills in addressing complex grief, loss, and trauma, equipping you to guide your clients towards resilience and adapting to loss. 


Who Can Join? 

This group is designed for master’s level, registered and practicing therapists, counsellors, psychologists, and social workers who are committed to their professional development and passionate about elevating their practice.


Deanne is the founder and clinical coordinator of Stepping Stones Counselling Group. Deanne has practiced with children, youth and families for over 20 years. She has also provided canine assisted therapy for 16 of those years. Deanne’s therapeutic practice is rooted in neurobiology and understanding how experiences and relationships shape our brains. Her extensive training and experience in play and expressive therapies, EMDR, NMT (Child Trauma Academy) and Neurofeedback provide her with a vast and varied tool kit to share with workshop participants. Deanne’s playful approach and dynamic presentations have been appreciated, locally, nationally and internationally by a variety of audiences including therapists, teachers, social workers, judges, health care professionals and supporters of healthy brains and communities. She looks forward to welcoming you and enjoying a day of learning and inspiration!

Important Workshop Information:

Spots are considered held once payment has been received.

Cancellations and Refunds: Fees for late arrivals and early departures will not be refunded. 50 PERCENT REFUND Fees will be refunded, less a $30.00 processing fee, if cancellation is received in writing no later than one week before the workshop date. After that date, fees are non-refundable. Receipts and confirmation will be emailed within 2 business days.

PLEASE NOTE: Stepping Stones Counselling Group may cancel or postpone the workshop due to under-enrollment, presenter illness or inclement weather.