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

Patti 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

M.Ed. RP

Lorie Walton, M.Ed. RP is the Executive Director of Theraplay Canada.  Lorie is a Certified Theraplay Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor and Certified Child Psychotherapist Play Therapist Supervisor.  Lorie is also the owner 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 has extensive training in working with adopted and foster care children who experience attachment related issues and trauma. She provides internship opportunities as well as clinical consultation, play therapy and Theraplay supervision to practitioners across Canada.   

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