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Marie-Jose Dhaese    
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Therapist, Presenter, Marie Jose Dhaese

Marie-José Dhaese, Ph.D. born and educated in France, is an adult/child/youth and family therapist and a clinical consultant in private practice. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), a Registered Art Therapist (ATR and BCATR), a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), and a certified Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist Supervisor (CPT-S). 

Marie-José celebrates over 40 years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. For over 30 years, she has been teaching internationally the approach and therapeutic methods she has developed: Holistic Expressive Play Therapy, An Integrative Approach to Helping Maltreated Children. She has been a frequent speaker at art therapy, play therapy and mental health conferences throughout North America presenting the approach and methods she has pioneered, particularly in the field of abuse, loss and trauma.

For over 30 years she has taught her popular courses at the Justice Institute where a certificate on Holistic Expressive Play therapy is now offered and where she was honoured with the "Instructor of the Year 2011" award.

Marie-José founded the Centre For Expressive Therapy, located in Parksville on Vancouver Island where as well as offering Counselling Services and Healing Retreats, she provides a wide variety of training opportunities for health care professionals. The Centre has become a place of learning and retreat for clients and professionals from all over North America.

Her animal companions assist her in her counselling and teaching whenever appropriate.

Dr. Marie-Jose Dhaese, Therapist and Dauphin, Co-Therapist

Dauphin assisting at a play therapy seminar


“The Changing Steps Interviews”

“An Interview with Marie-José”


An Integrative Approach to Helping Maltreated Children, Integrated Play Therapy, edited by Athena Drewes, Sue Bratton and Charles Schaeffer.

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Marie-Josť Dhaese Ph.D., RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S
Phone: (250) 248-1290
  Email: mariejosedhaese@gmail.com
846 San Malo Crescent
Parksville, British Columbia
V9P 1S5