Centre for Play Therapy Training
All of our Training courses are recognised by ACA and PACFA.
Introductory workshop in Child Centred Play Therapy
This introductory course provides an overview of the clinical skills required to engage in child centred play therapy with clients. Further workshops provide intensive education and opportunities to put theory into practice. Conducted through completion of an online workbook and attendance at a one day practical intensive workshop, this workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to learn more about child centred play therapy.
The following topics are covered in the first workshop:
- History and benefits of play- the meaning of play for children
- Theory of play therapy
- Key concepts of child centred play therapy
- Characteristics of the play therapist
- The play room and materials
- Beginning therapy: The importance of the relationship with the child
- Basic skills introduction: Characteristics of facilitative responses and therapeutic limit setting
Those working in a clinical capacity with children would benefit from attending this training.
For further information about upcoming introductory workshops in your area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Training Program
In 2018 Centre for Play Therapy launched our clinical training program in child centred play therapy. The objective of this training is to equip those with a relevant undergraduate degree to obtain further training in the area of play therapy in order to apply this knowledge and skill to clinical practice. Our vision for providing play therapy training in our local communities is to ensure practitioners are equipped to provide quality play therapy services to children across Australia. The current program requires participants to attend four workshops in order to apply for professional membership upon completion.
For those interested in applying to attend our clinical training program, please complete our registration form HERE. Upon completion of this form please email to email@example.com to register. Please note that a completed undergraduate degree in human services related field or education is required to apply. Spaces are limited so please contact us for further information.
Upon completion of the 100 hours Certificate training program, participants are eligible to apply for registration as a play therapist with our association, Play Therapy Practitioners Association. For further information on membership requirements please see our association website.
Our clinical training program requires participants to attend and complete four workshops which cover the core skills and competencies required to practice as a child centred play therapist in Australia. For further information about the specific topics covered in each workshop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a free information booklet.
Our fees for the clinical training program as of 1st January 2019 are as follows:
- Workshop 1- $495 (plus GST) per person (including workbook, morning tea and lunch, online training support)
- Workshops 2- 4- $1495 (plus GST) per person per workshop (including workbook, morning tea and lunch, online training support)
Fees are payable before each workshop, and payment options including payment plans are available upon request. Please contact us to discuss payment options if required.
| Clinical Training Program 2019 Training Dates:
Workshop 1 (1 day intensive) - 16th Aug
Workshop 2 - 11th- 13th Sep
Workshop 3 - 30th Oct - 01 Nov
Workshop 4 - 4th - 6th Dec
Workshop 1- 25th Oct 2019
Workshop 2- TBC
Workshop 3 - TBC
Workshop 4 - TBC
| Clinical Training Program 2020 Training Dates:
W/Shop 1- 14th February
W/Shop 2- 25th - 27th March
W/ Shop 3- 6th - 8th May
W/ Shop 4- 17th - 19th June
W/ Shop 1- 17th July
W/ Shop 2- 26th - 28th August
W/ Shop 3- 7th - 9th October
W/ Shop 4- 18th - 20th November
21st - 22nd May
10th - 11th September
Please contact us if you are interested in registering for our 2019 clinical training programs.