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Child Centred Play Therapy Training Program, 2023.

Child Centred Australia has been created to offer high quality, comprehensive and face-to-face training for Child Centred Play Therapy in Australia. Child Centred Australia invites you to join in this community of professionals to learn, practice and become a play therapist trained to be effective in helping children and caregivers through Child Centred Play Therapy.

Our 
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Hello. My name is Melanie Jansen.

I am the Director and primary trainer of Child Centred Australia. I am a Registered Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a Registered Play Therapist with the Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA). I work therapeutically  with clients in my private practice, play heal grow, in Perth, Western Australia.

"The space and therapeutic relationship I learned to hold and nurture through learning Child Centred Play Therapy has formed the cornerstone of my clinical practice. Child Centred Australia was born of a passion for mental health professionals in Australia to have the opportunity to access face-to-face training in Child Centred Play Therapy as I did, and to contribute to maintaining a community for both play therapists to be a part of and to ensure children have access to skilled play therapists in Australia well into the future."

Team

 Child Centred Australia has a team of passionate, respected, and highly experienced professionals committed to ensuring the excellence of this program:

Participants of the Child Centred Play Therapy Training Program will be provided with:

  • Comprehensive face-to-face training, with international and local guest presenters William Nordling Ph.D. and Naomi Button.

  • A wide variety of multimedia and experiential learning modalities including:

    • Audio-visual material from Garry Landreth (International Founder of Center of Play Therapy and Author of Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship).

    • Two integral hardcover Child Centred Play Therapy texts by Landreth, and Cochran, Nordling & Cochran, valued at $195.

    • Audio material from Jewel Janan (Founder and Former Director of Play Therapy Australia, Psychotherapist and International Trainer) and leaders in the play therapy field, through partnership with Play Therapy Online Training Academy.

    • Extensive bibliography and journal articles on pertinent Child Centred Play Therapy literature including outcomes and specific populations.

  • Exclusive access to a group of highly experienced international and local supervisors, including William Nordling Ph.D, Naomi Button and Melanie Jansen.

  • Unique in-person training in Filial Therapy in Australia.

  • Public listing on the register of graduates on Child Centred Australia’s website.

  • Invitation to annual professional development by guest speakers following completion, to facilitate continued education in specialised child centred play therapy topics.

Applications are now open. Applications close February 24, 2023. 

Training Outline

Foundations in Child Centred Play Therapy

Workshop 1    Child Centred Play Therapy Foundations 1

March 29th - April 1st, 2023

Perth, WA

Contact Hours: 25 / Distance Learning Hours: 12.5

Workshop 2    Child Centred Play Therapy Foundations 2

May 30th - June 2nd, 2023

Perth, WA

Contact Hours: 25 / Distance Learning Hours: 12.5

75 hours training - $2995 (Incl. GST)

 

Advanced Clinical Training in Child Centred Play Therapy

Workshop 3    Advanced CCPT Practice Skills and Considerations

September 12th - 15th, 2023

Perth, WA

Contact Hours: 25 / Distance Learning Hours: 12.5

Workshop 4    Specific CCPT Client Groups and Filial Therapy

November 22nd - 25th, 2023

Perth, WA

Contact Hours: 25 / Distance Learning Hours: 12.5

75 hours training

75 hours training - $2995 (Incl. GST)

 

Total:         150 hours training (100 contact, 50 distance)

Eligibility for Professional Recognition

Upon completion of Foundations in Child Centred Play Therapy, participants will have completed 75 hours of play therapy training and 6 hours of supervision. Participants will have sufficient skills and practice to work with children in Child Centred Play Therapy under continuing supervision.

Upon completion of Advanced Clinical Training in Child Centred Play Therapy, participants will have completed 150 hours of play therapy training to meet the training requirements for Play Therapist Registration with the Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA)

Applications are now open. Applications close February 24, 2023. 

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Postal Address

PO Box 2130,  Churchlands WA 6018

Phone

0403 891 177

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