• Karen Doyle Buckwalter

Dr. Evangeline Munns: Applications of Group Theraplay

Karen Doyle Buckwalter welcomes Dr. Evangeline Munns to the show for an in-depth discussion on the various applications of group Theraplay.

Dr. Munns 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 non-directive 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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