Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills

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Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills

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    Awarded by the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy, UK, (APAC), the Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDCTPS) is designed for professionals concern in supporting the emotional welfare and mental health of children.

    Upon completion of the programme, PGDCTPS empowers you with the essential skills to start working with children through the various methodology used in play therapy.

    The programme also includes a 100-hour of practicum which leads to an International Certification as a Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills.

    For other information relating to Play Therapy, kindly refer to Play Therapy Singapore's website.

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    • have a sound understanding of the principles underlying play therapy;
    • acquire the ability to use the play therapy toolkit appropriately when working with children;
    • obtain the ability to assess children’s needs and organise the provision of therapeutic play facilities;
    • gain practical knowledge and skills for conducting play therapy sessions with children;
    • appreciate the ethical issues when working with children;
    • understand your own development and process; and
    • achieve theoretical knowledge of child development and child psychology.

    The overall purpose is to enable participants to practise safely and effectively using therapeutic play skills within a variety of settings. Participants will be trained to provide emotional and psychological support to children facing minor to moderate issues.

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    The Post Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDCTPS) consists of a 15-day programme with 120 contact lecture hours.

    Upon completion, it leads to the Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDCTPS) which accredits and recognises you as a Certified Play Therapist internationally.

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    Introduction to Play Therapy

  • Introduction to Play Therapy Principles
  • Setting up a Play Therapy Session
  • Development of Practice within an Integrative Holistic Model
  • Types of Therapy Skills, E.g., Sand, Music, and Art Therapy Skills
  • Legal aspects and regulatory frameworks
  • Standards of training and practice

  • The Introduction to the Use of Different Modalities

  • Child Development and Attachment Theory
  • The Use of Clay, Movement, and Puppets to work therapeutically with children
  • Appraise Therapeutic Interventions
  • Child Protection Procedures
  • Assessment and Practice
  • Ethical Issues

  • Additions of other Play Therapy 'Tools' and Related Theories

  • Application of Principles of Neuroscience
  • Integration of Therapeutic Interventions, E.g., Therapeutic Story Writing, the Use of Sand Tray Work, and Creative Visualisation
  • Examine and Apply Safety Procedures
  • Understanding and Contributing to Play Therapy Research
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    To complete the programme, the candidate must fulfil the following:

    • A presentation of a 4000-word case study;
    • Satisfactory completion of a Process Diary;
    • Continuous evaluation of course work contributions and ability to work with group dynamics;
    • 3 assignments emerging from practice and 4 book reviews;
    • 100 clinical hours working with children;
    • One hour of clinical supervision for every 6 hours of clinical work; AND
    • Demonstration of the theory taught in relation to child development and the use of therapeutic play techniques, assessment and child protection.

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    Candidates should possess at least ONE of the following to be admitted to the PGDCTPS programme:

    • Degree in related field; OR
    • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology; OR
    • Advanced Diploma in Special Education.

    For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, on a case-by-case basis, they may be required to take on bridging modules FIRST, before enrolling into this course.

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    Course Fee & Information
    Preview Days & Time Mondays - Fridays
    *Estimated duration of the free preview is 1-hour.
    New Intake Commencement
    Date / Day / Time
    10 August 2014 / Sunday / 9.00am
    Duration 15 Days
    Contact Hours 120 Hours
    Schedule 1st Block:
    10 - 14 August 2014 (5 Days)
    Sunday - Thursday

    2nd Block:
    24 - 28 October 2014 (5 Days)
    Friday - Tuesday

    3rd Block:
    20 - 24 May 2015 (5 Days)
    Wednesday - Sunday
    *All lessons are conducted between 9.00am - 5.00pm, unless otherwise stated.
    Course Fee Structure Payment to be made to
    Non-Refundable Fees Total : S$805.00

    Application Fee : S$100.00

    Materials Fee : S$150.00

    Student Card Processing Fee : S$20.00

    PTI Memebership : S$100.00 (Non-GST)

    PTI Prescribed Textbook : S$80.00 (Non-GST)

    Insurance Coverage Fee : S$355.00 (Non-GST)

    Course Fee S$7,200.00
    Total Payable before GST S$8,005.00
    GST of 7% S$522.90
    Total Payable after GST S$8,527.90
    Payment Mode Cash / NETS / Credit Card1 / Cheque
    1Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB Credit Card Holders.

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    For programme enquiries and/or registration for a programme preview, kindly contact us by :

  • Enquiry Form

  •     Tanya : 6533 7626
  • Thank You for your interest in our programme! We look forward to hear and see you soon!

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