Play Therapy Masterclass

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February 8, 2019 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wollaston Conference Centre
5 Wollaston Road
Mt Claremont
Sydney Centre for Creative Change
0411 209 802

Course overview:

Review and expand your knowledge and skill in your play therapy practice. This one day masterclass will give you the opportunity to fine tune some of the more complex elements in play therapy practice including parent/carer contracting and reviews, decision making around play therapy interventions and ways to document sessions. A range of play therapy models will be discussed and considered.  This Masterclass will add to your knowledge of play therapy techniques and assist in deepening your experience in developmentally appropriate ways of working therapeutically with children.

This workshop is designed for therapists who have been using play therapy methods for over two years and wish to review key practice issues. Case presentations will be used to illustrate treatment interventions and skills-based activities will focus on intervention planning, delivery and review. This workshop provides practical, useful and interactive opportunities to expand your understanding of and ways of working with children.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Review and refine your contracting with parents, carers and agencies
  • Consider decision making frameworks for Play Therapy interventions
  • Learn methods for and practice parent review sessions
  • Consider ways to document your play therapy sessions
  • Better understand play therapy models
  • Review complex case studies
  • Learn in the safety and support of a small group environment.

Who Should Attend?

Experienced mental health clinicians who have been practising play therapy for more than two years and wish to review and expand on their skills set. Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, case workers, child and family workers, mental health and pastoral workers, other allied health professionals currently counselling children would most benefit from attending.

Workshop Facilitators

Jacki Short, Counselling Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist                             

Jay Anderson, Registered Psychologist Counsellor and Play Therapist