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15 Days Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills Training

15 Days Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Play Skills Training

For all professionals interested in the psychological welfare of children

(Including Psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counsellors, special needs teachers, social workers, occupational therapists, paediatricians)

15 Days Certificate starts 17th April 2017

15 Days Diploma starts 17th April 2017

All courses held at the Regal Hotel, Kowloon.

9am to 5pm each day.

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Cert. (15 Days) App. Form: PDF|DOC     Dip. (15 Days) App. Form: PDF|DOC     Supervisor (7 Days) App. Form: PDF|DOC     Filial PC (4 Days) App. Form: PDF|DOC

Innovative Ways of Alleviating Children’s Learning, Behaviour and Emotional Difficulties


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Introduction
Support for children with learning, behaviour and emotional difficulties in Hong Kong.

The use of play and creative arts therapies for children with these issues is well developed in the UK and the USA. In many settings such as schools, social services and hospitals, play therapy is well established. There is a substantial body of research which shows that overall 70% of children with these problems show a positive change after receiving play and creative arts therapies. It has also been demonstrated that children from all countries benefit including Asia and Africa provided that the Western model is culturally adapted.

The necessity for standards to protect the children

Because all parents are concerned about their children’s future there is the danger of untrained, uncertified, unsupervised practitioners exploiting families. It isn’t just about sitting alongside helping a child to play or claiming to be a ‘Play Therpist’ after reading a book on the subject. Some children will become damaged by unsafe practice.

There has been an increasingly urgent need for a professional body in Hong Kong to set standards of practice and training for safe practice and also to provide a supporting infrastructure. This has now been set up as Play Therapy Hong Kong, a not for profit organisation.

A call for all professionals working with children to update their skills

Play and Creative Arts therapies are soundly based on psychological and neuroscience principles – but these have to be acquired and incorporated into a therapist’s practice using experiential training as well as theory. There is considerable scope for bona fide professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, teachers, social workers, paediatricians and occupational therapists to update and extend their skills for working with children.

At last, a coherent and accredited play and creative arts training programme in Hong Kong

A number of short ad hoc play therapy training events have taken place over recent years in Hong Kong but until now there hasn’t been an accredited, coherent, comprehensive course that leads to certification by a recognised body. This is about to change with the establishment of the M.A. in Practice Based Play Therapy programme which includes the Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and the Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy courses.



Booking Information
15 days Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills - HK$40 000. You also have to budget for clinical supervision, books and professional membership of PTHK.
15 days Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy is HK$ 42,000. You also have to budget for clinical supervision, books and professional membership of PTHK.
7 days Certificate in Supervision is HK$ 12,000. You also have to budget for clinical supervision, books and professional membership of PTHK.
4 days Certificate in Filial Play Coach is HK$ 7,500. You also have to budget for clinical supervision, books and professional membership of PTHK.

Accommodation is available at the Regal Hotel, Kowloon. To book your accomodation call 00 852 2313 8637 or e-mail rkh.mice@regalhotel.com and quote 'BQ12913' for special rates! Refreshments and lunch included in the fee.

Cert. (15 Days) App. Form: PDF|DOC     Dip. (15 Days) App. Form: PDF|DOC     Supervision (7 Days) App. Form: PDF|DOC     Filial PCM (4 Days) App. Form: PDF|DOC

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When will the receipt be issued?
A. Receipts can be collected on the first day of the course.

Q. Will there be a letter for completion afterwards?
A. You will get a certificate at the end of the 15 days attendance.

Q. Will there be a practicum involved?
A. Yes, 100 sessions for the post graduate certificate and 100 sessions for the post graduate diploma.

Q. How will the practice hours be arranged after the training?
A. Information will be handed to those who attend the Post Graduate course.

Q. Who will be the supervisors?
A. We will help you to arrange those.

Q. How many hours needed for supervised practice?
A. 1 hour of supervision to 6 hours of working with the children.

Q. If my background is not in child psychology, would it be ok?
A. Yes, please look at the leaflet and website for details.

Q. Is the membership fee collected from PTHK members used for future running of PTHK (and part of it for PTI) ?
A. At the moment PTI is subsidising PTHK eg set up costs, the web site, administration and the 'Play for Life Journal' production and shipping. When there are sufficient members PTHK will become self financing and its Members will be able to decide how its funds are spent.

Q. I understand that we have to join the PTHK before starting to do the practicum. How does this go? How much is the membership fee?
A. Information on becoming a member of PTHK is available here.

Agenda of Events

PG Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills


(The actual scheduling will depend upon the cohort’s needs and pace of learning – but all subjects will be covered)
You will learn: Definitions and models of play therapy; How to convince commissioners of services to use play therapy; the latest research on clinical outcomes; informing psychological theories; non-directive play therapy skills; how to assess children and decide upon the number of sessions required.

How to communicate with children using the ‘toolkit’ ie sand tray therapy skills, Music, art drama movement creative visualisation, Therapeutic story writing, clay and puppet skills. Using an ethical frame work to take clinical decisions in awkward situations; setting up to practice; study requirements; clinical record keeping procedures, Attachment and Child development theories and their application to play therapy, neuroscience evidence supporting play therapy; Answers to outstanding questions.

How to communicate with children using drawing and painting; neuroscience evidence supporting play therapy; attachment theory – its application to play therapy.

How to observe and analyse a child’s posture and movement and communicate with them using movement therapy skills; using puppets with angry and shy children.

Enabling children to express their emotions using clay; integrating the use of the media in the playroom; answers to outstanding questions.

Download the flyer and guide as a PDF.

Dates and Costs involved

PG Cert. in Therapeutic Play Skills (15 days) 17th April - 3rd May 2017
PG Diploma in Play Therapy (15 days) 17th April - 3rd May 2017
Certificate in Supervision (7 days) N/A
Filial Play Coach (4 days) N/A

15 days Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills - HK$40 000. You also have to budget for clinical supervision, books and professional membership of PTHK.
15 days Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy is HK$ 42,000. You also have to budget for clinical supervision, books and professional membership of PTHK.
7 days Certificate in Supervision is HK$ 12,000. You also have to budget for clinical supervision, books and professional membership of PTHK.
4 days Certificate in Filial Play Coaching is HK$ 7,500. You also have to budget for clinical supervision, books and professional membership of PTHK.

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