Professional Certificate in Child Play Therapy

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

Child Play Therapy provide an overview of Child-Centered Play Therapy model, which stresses the importance of understanding the child’s world and perspective. This approach facilitates the play therapy process while allowing therapist and client to fully connect. The guidelines, transcripts, and case examples offered help therapists govern sensitive issues at every stage of the therapeutic process, from the first meeting to the end of the relationship.

Course Benefits

1. Be familiar with the key terminology relevant to discussions and issues with regards to child play therapy 1.1 Understand key terminology with regards to child play therapy accurately
2. Be familiar with the methods of child play therapy 2.1 Evaluate the similarities and differences among the range of methods for children in play therapy
3. Demonstrate an understanding of key issues in supporting children in play therapy 3.1 Analyse current findings, controversies and trends in supporting children in play therapy
4. Demonstrate appropriate application of child play therapy techniques in the broad setting of supporting adolescents and adults 4.1 Analyse child play therapy techniques which could be appropriately applied to support adolescents and adults

Course Outline

  • About the Author
  • The Meaning of Play
  • History and Development of Play Therapy
  • A View of Children
  • Child Centered Play Therapy
  • Characteristics of a Play Therapist
  • Playroom and Materials: Beginning the Relationship
  • Characteristics of Facilitative Responses
  • Therapeutic Limit Setting
  • Typical Problems in Play Therapy
  • Issues in Play Therapy
  • Children in Play Therapy
  • Determining Therapeutic Process and Termination
  • Intensive and Short Term Play Therapy
  • Research in Play Therapy

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.