Hannah Sun-Reid


Hannah is a Certified Theraplay Practitioner since 2007. She is a certified Play Therapist, Supervisor, and Training Provider with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. She is also a certified DDP Practitioner, Consultant and Trainer. Hannah has 30 years’ experience working with children and families who experience life challenges including developmental and emotional difficulties, trauma and loss. Hannah provides supervision and consultation to therapists and organizations, and conducts training workshops nationally and internationally. Hannah is also an author of children’s books and therapeutic games. She lives and works in Ontario Canada. You can find out more about Hannah at www.hannahsunreid.com, and reach her at [email protected]

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Patti Sutherland

is a private therapist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She has a Masters in Social Work and is a Certified Theraplay Practitioner and Theraplay Supervisor in training. She has been working in a therapeutic role with children and families for thirty years. Her experiences have included First Nations community agencies, the Child Welfare System and the School System. Her expertise lies in working with children who have experienced developmental trauma, and enhancing their felt-security with their primary caregiver. She is also a certified Play Therapist Supervisor with the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy. Patti is certified in both the individual and group model of Circle of Security and is a reliable coder for the Strange Situation protocol. Patti has completed level 1 and 2 training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). She enjoys facilitating training within Canada for professionals regarding developmental trauma and how best to work with the children and families we are most worried about within our homes, schools, and communities.

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Joan Wilson


is a certified Theraplay Practitioner and Trainer and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor with almost three decades of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. As well, she is a site reviewer for Children’s Mental Health Ontario. She has a B.A. in Psychology with Distinction from York University, and an M.Ed in Counseling Psychology from the University of Toronto. Joan has trained extensively in dyadic developmental psychotherapy with Daniel Hughes. In her private practice and as a team leader with a children’s mental health agency, Joan focuses her efforts on attachment and trauma work using Theraplay and DDP. Play therapy, expressive arts, narrative, and brief solution-focused modalities add to the range of services she offers to children and families.

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Lorie Walton


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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Evangeline Munns

PhD, C Psych, RPT/S

is a certified clinical psychologist and Theraplay Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor. She is also registered with the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy as a Trainer and Supervisor. She has given numerous workshops on play therapy and Theraplay across Canada, United States and internationally. In recent years, much of her time has been spent in training and supervising therapists in Theraplay and /or nondirective and Filial play therapy including teaching as a guest lecturer at Western University in London, Ontario and Sir Wilfred Laurier in Kitchener, Ontario. With over forty years of experience working with children and their families, she offers a rich knowledge in the children’s mental health field. Dr. Munns has written numerous articles on Theraplay and has edited two books entitled “Theraplay: Innovations in Attachment-Enhancing Play Therapy”(2000) and a second book “Applications of Family and Group Theraplay”(2009). In the past she received the Monica Herbert award from the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (CACPT) for “an outstanding contribution to the field of play therapy in Canada”.

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