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. He is credentialed as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Registry of Marriage and Family Therapists in Canada, and a Certified Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist Supervisor with the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy. He is also a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. He was previously credentialed as a Licensed School Counsellor in Indiana.
Chris is actively involved in the professional community. He has written articles on play therapy, filial therapy, parenting and classroom management and has conducted presentations and workshops across Canada on play therapy, therapy with young children, filial therapy, parent education and classroom management. He is a past board member of the British Columbia Play Therapy Association and the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy.
He is an Approved Provider of Child and Play Therapy Continuing Education and Foundation Training with CACPT and an Approved Provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education with APT. Christopher is a Filial Therapy Instructor and provides intensive filial therapy trainings to mental health professionals.
Chris has twenty 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 and play therapy. Chris has competency in a number of areas including diagnostic assessment, mood and anxiety, ADHD, oppositional and conduct-disorder behaviour, trauma and abuse, school issues, family issues, attachment, and parenting.
He currently focuses on individual therapy with children and adolescents, play therapy, filial therapy and family therapy, promoting the involvement of all family members in the therapeutic process. He provides therapy, training, supervision and consultation services.