Accredited* Play Therapy Training in South Africa
* COURSES ARE ACCREDITED INTERNATIONALLY BY APAC AND LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY IN THE UK. LOCAL ACCREDITATION IN SOUTH AFRICA IS BEING PURSUED BUT NOT YET IN PLACE.
Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills
The course is unique in integrating both non directive and directive approaches to play therapy. The programme content is based upon the theory and practice of humanistic psychology, particularly that of Virginia Axline ("Dibs In Search of Self"), and Carl Rogers and the gestalt play therapy approach of Violet Oaklander. It recognises contributions made by others in the 20th century such as John Bowlby, Margaret Lowenfeld, Donald Winnicott, Rachel Pinney etc. It also places importance on the spiritual aspect of human development. Opportunities for meditation and all forms of creativity will enrich the contents of the course.
Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy
Successful completion of the course and the required clinical hours leads to PTI certification as a Play Therapist.
This course has been clinically accredited by PTUK and PTI.
It is also validated at venues in the UK for academic standards by the Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University as part of the MA in Practice based Play Therapy programme run in a collaborative partnership with APAC.
The main items in the Play Therapy Tool-Kit covered in the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills are re-visited at a greater level of competence and converted into skills to be used with therapeutic groups. You will also learn how to deal with more difficult problems and using the Play Therapy Dimension Model (PTDM) as an assessment tool.
About Play Therapy International (PTI)
Play Therapy International is the largest and most progressive organisation governing therapeutic play and play therapy. Play Therapy International (PTI) - the International Society for Play and Creative Arts Therapies Limited - is a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting the use of play and creative arts as ways of enabling children to reach their full potential