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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
Designed For 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 Skills course.
Synopsis 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 work 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 therapy service.
Venue Be Centre, Unit 11/9 Apollo Street, Warriewood NSW 2102
E-Mail: contact@ptiworldwide.org
Telephone: 02 9986-0955
Award Certificate of Attendance
Duration Five day
Provider APAC
Fees $1660 AUD
Dates Cairns: 27th November-1st Dec
Programme 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.
Learning Methods 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 essential minimum.

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.

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