Introduction to Play Therapy
Understand Play Therapy • Learn The Skills • Change Lives
This course is designed to provide the participant with a comprehensive understanding of the active ingredients in play that produces therapeutic change. It explores the powerful effects that play therapy has on different areas within the life of an individual, be it a child, adolescent or an adult.
It also introduces the participant to the history of play therapy, including its pioneers and their respective theoretical approaches. Participants are given an in-depth understanding of the major theoretical approaches of play therapy, allowing them to apply it practically in their therapeutic work with clients.
To study the mechanism of change underlying play therapy
To understand the specific forces that cause therapeutic improvement in clients
To broaden the repertoire of treatment strategies and to have the ability to tailor them to meet the needs of individual clients
To identity and apply the powers of play best suited for treating specific presenting problems of client
To understand the history of Play Therapy and its application in therapeutic practice today
To gain basic knowledge on the essential concepts and practices in play therapy
To understand the major theoretical approaches in play therapy and to apply them in therapeutic work with clients
To gain knowledge of the basic set-up of the playroom and selection of materials to bring about therapeutic change
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. Participants with a lack of demonstrated coursework will be recommended to undertake introductory courses conducted by Healing Hearts Centre prior to attending this course.
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.