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Supervision is an integral and valuable component of the training program for participants to become competent and self-reflective play therapists, whilst also ensuring participants feel adequately supported and guided in their initial learning stages with clients. Supervision (alongside CCPT client work) is therefore a required component for achieving certification for both Foundations in Child Centred Play Therapy and the Advanced Clinical Training in Child Centred Play Therapy.


Melanie Jansen

Director / Reg. Psychologist / Reg. Play Therapist

Melanie 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-RPT). Melanie currently works with children and families in private practice, play heal grow, in Perth and given her Advanced Clinical Training in Child Centred Play Therapy (CCPT), specialises in CCPT and Filial Therapy. She supervises intern psychologists for registration, and play therapists within the Australian Play Therapists Association’s (APTA) requirements for supervision towards registration as a Play Therapist. 

Dr. William Nordling

Clinical Psychologist / Professor

Dr William Nordling is an international guest trainer and supervisor from the U.S and a respected leader in the field. He is a co-author of the award-winning book Child Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children. Dr Nordling is a Professor for the School of Psychology -The Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University. He is also Faculty and Co-Director of Certification Programs for CCPT and Filial Therapy for The National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE). Dr. Nordling is an active scholar, and in addition to his many publications, he has conducted over 200 presentations and training workshops nationally and internationally. 

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Naomi Button

Clinical Social Worker / Reg. Play Therapist 

Naomi is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and member of the College of Social Work (AASW) with over 20 years’ experience within child and adolescent mental health services. She is a Registered Play Therapist and clinical member of the Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA-RPT). Naomi is also a certified Filial and Child Centered Play Therapist through the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE; USA). Naomi works as a psychotherapist in private practice in Perth in the domain of infant, child and adolescent mental health, informed by Advanced Clinical Training from Play Therapy Australia and the Tavistock Centre (UK). 

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