Module 1:

Introduction to Play Therapy

Understand Play TherapyLearn The SkillsChange Lives

Your journey begins here.

Become a play therapist.

Course Description

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.


Course Objectives

  1. To study the mechanism of change underlying play therapy

  2. To understand the specific forces that cause therapeutic improvement in clients

  3. To broaden the repertoire of treatment strategies and to have the ability to tailor them to meet the needs of individual clients

  4. To identity and apply the powers of play best suited for treating specific presenting problems of client

  5. To understand the history of Play Therapy and its application in therapeutic practice today

  6. To gain basic knowledge on the essential concepts and practices in play therapy

  7. To understand the major theoretical approaches in play therapy and to apply them in therapeutic work with clients

  8. 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.



  1. Multimedia Lectures

  2. Trainings with opportunities for self-reflection and group discussion

  3. Individual and group activities for processing


Certification of Attendance

Certificate of Attendance - will be presented to the participant at the end of each course.

Certificate of Completion - upon completion of additional requirements such as assignments and supervision sessions.

Certificate in Play Therapy - Certificate of Completion for all modules are required.



Certificate 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.

General Course Schedule

9am - 12pm Session

12pm - 1pm  Lunch

1pm - 3pm Session

3pm - 330pm Break

330pm - 530pm Session

Course Trainer

Abigail Lee

Founder of Healing Hearts Centre