3 Day Introduction:
The Heart and Practice of Child Centered Play Therapy workshop is an introduction to the wonderful world of humanistic Child Centered Play Therapy, a deeply respectful, evidence based form of counseling and psychotherapy for children from 2-12 years old. In this Play Therapy approach, the Play Therapist enters the world of the child, following the child’s lead, developing a safe place and a relationship of trust. Play is the child’s natural language and the toys can be used like words. Child Centered Play Therapy fosters the child’s innate potential, encouraging the unique development and inner growth of the child. It provides opportunities for early intervention and healing for children experiencing emotional, psychosocial, behavioral and/or developmental difficulties. In this workshop, participants will learn about Child Centered Play Therapy practices and principles in a safe and supportive environment. Many of these can be successfully integrated into other counseling approaches, work roles and settings with children.
10 Day Advanced:
The Play Therapy 10 Day Intensive Course: Heartful Practice in Working Therapeutically with Children is an immersion process into the wonderful world of non-directive Child Centered Play Therapy, a deeply respectful and effective form of counseling or psychotherapy for children from 2-10 years old. Child Centered Play Therapy fosters the innate potential and encourages the unique development and emotional growth of children. This workshop and course offers participants the opportunity to learn about Child Centered Play Therapy principles and practices in a safe and supportive environment and many of these can be very successfully integrated into other counseling approaches, work roles and settings with children. The course includes theoretical and experiential learning, case presentations, Play Therapy demonstrations, role plays and personal reflection processes, DVD material from world leaders in Play Therapy and Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology.
The Play Therapy Training Program offers specialist training and an immersion process into the wonderful world of Child Centered Play Therapy. This course provides the opportunity to learn from experts and leaders in this field from Australia and America, and to work with Play Therapy Australia clinical supervisors to support the development of Play Therapy work with children and families. Child Centered Play Therapy is a humanistic Play Therapy approach for children from 2-12 years and offers a deeply respectful, heartful and evidence based form of counseling and psychotherapy for children. It can be a very effective form of early intervention for children experiencing emotional, psychosocial, behavioral and/or developmental difficulties. The Play Therapy Training Program consists of 150 hours of training. There are 100 hours of face to face training offered in 4 intensive workshops and 50 hours of online/distance training which includes video and audio material. This course includes theoretical and experiential learning, case material, Play Therapy demonstrations and skills based training, role plays, reflective processes, audio and DVD material. Creative arts and experiential processes are integrated into the course to facilitate self reflection and the integration of theory with practice.