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Event Details - Clinical Training Program: Introduction to Child Centred Play Therapy

Title: Clinical Training Program: Introduction to Child Centred Play Therapy
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

The first clinical training workshop is designed to provide an overview of the basic skills required to practice as a play therapist. Participants are provided with an overview of the approach, including key concepts and therapist characteristics required to work therapeutically with children using child centred play therapy. Participants are given opportunities throughout the training to practice the skills discussed.

Course / Workshop Outline:

Over the course of 3 days, participants will be introduced to the following topics:

- Theory and benefits of play for children

- Key concepts of child centred play therapy

- Key characteristics of a play therapist

- Play room and materials

- Commencing play therapy with a child

- Introduction to the key skills in CCPT: Tracking, reflecting feelings/ content, limit setting

The workshop runs each day 9:30- 4:30pm with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea breaks provided.

OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

The introductory course is the first in a series of 4 workshops provided by Centre for Play Therapy. Participants are able to register for workshops 2- 4 after completing the initial workshop in order to progress towards registration as a play therapist in Australia. Centre for Play Therapy training graduates are able to register with Play Therapy Practitioners Association in order to practice in Australia. 

Start/End Date: 13/02/2019 to 15/02/2019
Time: 00:00:00 - 00:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Kylie Ellison
Contact Name: Kylie Ellison
Contact Phone: 0421441754
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Psyc), PostGradDip Psyc, Master Coun & Psychotherapy, Advanced Clinical Training (Play Therapy)

Kylie has worked within the child protection sector for the last 14 years, working in a therapeutic capacity within a variety of government and non- government roles.

In 2016 upon completion of her play therapy studies, Kylie established the organisation Centre for Play Therapy. Passionate about practitioners having access to suitable play therapy training in order to expand the practice of child centred play therapy across Australia, Kylie established a clinical training program along with the Play Therapy Practitioners Association. 

Kylie provides supervision to practicing play therapists across Queensland along with overseeing the four offices currently operating through Centre for Play Therapy at North Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Central Queensland and Ipswich.

Address: 14/ 302 South Pine Road
Address 2:
Suburb: Brendale
State: QLD
Postcode: 4500
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 ($): 795
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

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