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Event Details - Introduction to Play Therapy

Title: Introduction to Play Therapy
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Learning Objective

The course is 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.

Course / Workshop Outline:

The course introduces mainly the non-directive play techniques based upon the humanistic model of Carl Rogers and the work of Virginia Axline, Rachel Pinney and Violet Oaklander. This course gives a "taster" of the main items in The Play Therapy Tool-Kit through short participative exercises.

OPD points: 8
Course / Workshop content:

Particpants will experience non-directive play therapy for themselves through sandplay and a dip into the main therapeutic media that we use : art, music, movement and storytelling.

We will also cover employment opportunities and training requirements for working therapeutically with children. A natural progression is to the Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills course.

This introductory course is at Stage 1 of the PTUK 4 stage training model.

A PTI / PTAU certificate of attendance and training is issued. The course is fully accredited for 7 CPD credits by PTI, (Play Therapy International)


Start/End Date: 02/02/2019 to 02/02/2019
Time: 00:00:00 - 00:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Evelyn Saunders
Contact Name: Sha-Rin Low
Contact Phone: +61468962413
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Course Director (Play Therapy International), Accredited Play Therapist, Independent Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer, Child Care Consultant

Evelyn Saunders has been working with children and families for many years and has been a qualified Play Therapist since qualifying with APAC (Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy, UK) after completion of one of their early courses.  Her interests in training and providing opportunities for play therapists to gain a greater understanding of their clients and their own model of working has been demonstrated through running CPD workshops in topics such as sand, art, small world play and containing the mess, all of which aim to aid the client’s move towards autonomy.

Address: Claudelands Events Centre
Address 2: Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace
Suburb: Hamilton, New Zealand
State: N/A
Postcode: 3214
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? No
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): NZ$250
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

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