Play-Talk: Play Your Way into Empathy and Better Communication

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Play-Talk: Play Your Way into Empathy and Better Communication

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

What is Play-Talk: Play your way into empathy and better communication? 

Play-Talk introduces any healthcare provider, through play, practical opportunities to reflect on personal communication and gain perspective taking opportunities. This level of training is applicable to a wide range of professionals and peer helpers. Participants will review critical research on the importance of communication and empathy, as well as play with the Empathy Toy.

What happens in Play-Talk? 

In this 1.5 hour in-person workshop, trained facilitators lead a group through games that allow attendees to reflect on their communication skills and incorporate these reflections in the way they interact with others.

Who leads the training?

Play-Talk is led by facilitators and staff working with the Choose Health program at SRCHC.

Who developed the program?

Play-Talk has been co-designed by SRCHC’s Choose Health staff and facilitators trained in motivational interviewing and health literacy training.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Registration available till Thursday, February 27, 2020



  • Bloor and Bathurst
  • Upon registration we will provide detailed information with direction and location

Workshop Registration

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Guidelines for Participation in the Practice Brief Action Planning Skills workshop In order to benefit from this workshop, we ask you to:

  • Come to the session as registered
  • Take care of your needs (stand up, stretch, leave the room)
  • Make S.M.A.R.T goals based on the content delivered
  • Be respectful of others and their ideas
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Turn off your cell phones/pagers
  • Participate in group discussion

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I grant permission to Choose Health-Toronto Central, c/o South Riverdale Community Health Centre:

  1. To contact me in the future for the purposes of providing self management related updates, such as additional programming, events, training, and research opportunities.
  2. To share de-identified information collected in the workshop with external partners for the purpose of ongoing evaluation and quality improvement of the program.
  3. To request responses via email, if applicable, to evaluation tools.

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