Play Therapy International South Africa Introductory Course
This course has been accredited by Play Therapy International (PTI) and IBECPT.
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An Introduction to Play Therapy
Anyone interested in using play therapy or developing their skills in working
with children. Also for those wishing to make a career decision.
This is an excellent opportunity to discover if you would enjoy play
therapy work and to acquaint yourself with APAC's training methods. It
will give you sufficient skills for you to start working therapeutically
with children. 5 days credits allowed for the full
Certificate in Therapeutic Play
The course introduces mainly non-directive
play techniques based upon the humanistic model of Carl Rogers and the
work of Virginia Axline, Mark Barnes, Rachel Pinney and Violet Oaklander. We will be
outlining different techniques in play therapy. Participants will
experience non-directive play therapy for themselves through sandtray
and a dip into the main skills (art, music, movement and storytelling ).
We will also cover employment opportunities and training requirements
for working therapeutically with children as well as setting up a play
Be Centre, Unit 11/9 Apollo Street, Warriewood NSW 2102
Telephone: 02 9986-0955
||Certificate of Attendance
Cairns: 27th November-1st Dec
Starting to Work Therapeutically With Children using non-directive play
therapy; The Therapeutic Play Continuum; Creative Visualisation;
Introduction to Sandtray work, Setting Up to Practice; Ethical
Considerations; Assessment Using the SDQ; Music Therapy Skills for
Working With Individuals; Attachment theory.
Participants will learn through working with other members of the course about the roles and
responsibilities of the therapeutic relationship. There will be
tutorials on theory but formal teaching and lecturing will be kept to an
Learning will be experiential and collaborative using pair, group work, role-play and case
presentations. Homework reading and other assignments will provide new
information and consolidation of material from the experiential work
encountered within the weekends. Assignments will be subject of group
discussions the following weekend.
|Faculty / Facilitators
||The course will be led by Claire Owen.