MA, RCC, RMFT, CPT-S, RPT-S
Christopher Conley is a child and family therapist in clinical practice in Burnaby, British Columbia. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is credentialed as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Certified Play Therapist Supervisor with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy, and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with the (American) Association for Play Therapy.
He is also a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an Approved Provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education and Foundation Training with CAPT and an Approved Provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education with APT and BCPTA. He was previously credentialed as a Licensed School Counsellor in Indiana, as a Certified Addictions Counsellor in Minnesota, and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota. Christopher is a Certified Filial Therapy Instructor and provides intensive filial therapy trainings to mental health professionals.
Christopher has over twenty-five years of clinical experience with families and children ages 18 months to 18 years. He has worked in out-patient, residential and in-home settings providing individual, group, family, filial therapy and play therapy, and parent education.
Christopher has competency in a number of areas including mood and anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders, oppositional and conduct-disorder behaviour, addiction, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, autism spectrum disorders, trauma and abuse, school issues, family issues, attachment, parenting and parent-child relationship issues.
Christopher is actively involved in the professional community. He has written articles on play therapy, attachment therapy, parenting and classroom management and has conducted presentations and workshops across Canada and in Minnesota on play therapy, therapy with young children, filial therapy, parent education and classroom management. He is a board member of the International Institute for Filial Therapy Professional Education. He is a past board member of the British Columbia Play Therapy Association and the Canadian Association for Play Therapy.