Introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy
Understand Play Therapy • Learn The Skills • Change Lives
This course is designed to provide participants to an introduction of Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), which is a developmentally responsive, play-based mental health intervention for children and adolescents who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioural and relational issues.
This course emphasises the non-directive method of working with children, focusing on the therapeutic relationship and deepening the connection as the therapist learns to enter into the world of the client and to be led by the client.
To understand the application of the eight basic principles of CCPT as developed by Virginia Axline
To develop skills to create a therapeutic atmosphere with appropriate toys and art supplies to facilitate the growth and self-expression of a child
To learn and practice the ability to establish rapport, engage and respond appropriately to the child during play in order to build a strong therapeutic relationship
To learn to practice effective limit setting during therapeutic play sessions to help a child build a sense of self-responsibility and self-efficacy so as to keep play sessions safe
To identify the major stages of CCPT and to recognise indicators of completed therapy and evaluate client progress
The course is open to professionals of the mental health fields; including psychologists, counsellors, social workers, physicians, child life specialists, nurses, occupational therapists as well as full time graduate students.
Participants should have at least a Bachelor’s or higher degree in an area of mental health related education and have attended Module 1 – Introduction to Play Therapy.
Trainings with opportunities for self-reflection and group discussion
Individual and group activities for processing
Certification of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance will be presented to the participant at the end of the course.
For a Certificate of Completion of each module, additional requirements such as assignments and supervision sessions are required.
For a Certificate in TraumaPlayTM, Certificate of Completion for all 7 modules are required.
Certificate of Attendance Recognition
This Certificate of Attendance is awarded by Healing Hearts Centre and certificate training hours are recognised both by the Association for Play Therapy (USA) and by the Association for Play Therapy (Singapore) for the individual who is working towards their Registered Play Therapist qualifications.