is a Certified Theraplay Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor and is the Founder and Lead Therapist of Family First Play Therapy Centre Inc, in Bradford, Ontario Canada, a center focused on assisting children and families dealing with attachment, trauma and emotional and developmental issues. She is a Certified Child Psychotherapist Play Therapist Supervisor. She has extensive training in working with adopted and foster care children who experience attachment related issues and trauma. Since becoming a Certified Trainer and Supervisor, she has had the privilege of bringing Theraplay to communities across Canada, England, and the United States. Lorie was the President for the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (CACPT) from 2005 to 2010 and is currently the Past-President. She provides clinical consultation and play therapy clinical supervision to several agencies in Ontario and to Theraplay Practitioners and Child Psychotherapists all over the world.
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