Module 6:

TraumaPlayTM Intermediate Training

Understand Play TherapyLearn The SkillsChange Lives

All hands on deck.

Become a play therapist.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide participants to an intermediate understanding of the TraumaPlayTM approach, where evidence informed trauma treatment with children is translated into a sequence of play-based component modules that celebrate the intersection of the neurobiology of play and the neurobiology of trauma, while honouring current evidence-based approaches in the field of trauma. Each component represents an important dimension of play therapy for trauma treatment and articulates both a specific treatment goal and accompanying interventions.


This intermediate training will look further into application of the different components in the approach, including discussion regarding the palette of the play therapist, somatic integration interventions in trauma narrative work as well as making meaningful goodbyes for your client


Course Objectives

  1. To apply interventions at each stage of the TraumaPlayTM approach

  2. To articulate several self-directed ways in which children use the playroom to increase their sense of safety and security

  3. To describe and apply several play-based interventions that decreases the physiological arousal of a child

  4. To explain and apply several play therapy techniques that assist clients in challenging and restructuring cognitive distortions



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

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.


Assignments (for participants in Certificate in TraumaPlayTM program)

  1. 10 hours of individual supervision while applying the model in at least 30 clinical sessions

  2. 10 self-reflection reports while applying the model in at least 30 clinical sessions

General Course Schedule

9am - 12pm Session

12pm - 1pm  Lunch

1pm - 3pm Session

3pm - 330pm Break

330pm - 530pm Session

Course Trainers

Abigail Lee

Founder of Healing Hearts Centre

Paris Goodyear-Brown

Founder of TraumaPlayTM