Introduction to Child Centred Play Therapy

Play therapy is a powerful means of joining with the innate, creative, nonverbal capacities of children in order to engage and work therapeutically with them. It is a developmentally appropriate, evidence-based method of counselling younger clients. In play therapy, children can play out, literally and/or metaphorically, their inner and real life experiences in a way that builds insight and capacity. Play therapy allows children to express, regulate, communicate, practice and master new skills as well as their emotional responses.

The following workshop is provided intensively over one day through practical exercises and online pre-readings to provide an introduction to the approach of child centred play therapy. Leaming outcomes for participants include:
– Theory and benefits of play for children
– Key concepts of child centred play therapy
– Key characteristics required for child centred play therapists
– How to set up a playroom and materials required
– Basic skills introduction: tracking, reflecting feelings, limit setting. facilitative responses

For those interested in continuing to gain registration as a play therapist in Australia, there is a total of four workshops in our clinical training program you can complete (see our website for further details). These workshops will cover the theory, skills and practice of child centred play therapists, and provide the necessary training to integrate this approach into a variety of clinical settings including private practice. Upon completion of the four workshops participants are able to register with Play Therapy Practitioners Association and work towards full registration as a play therapist in Australia.

The total cost of this one day intensive training workshop is $495 (plus GST). Included in the workshop:
– Online training pre-reading handbook
– Training materials on the day
– Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included

This event counts as 6 hours of category A and 5 hours Category B CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For further details please go to the Website

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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