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Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy

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    Awarded by the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy, UK, (APAC), the Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PGDDPT) allows students to further explore ways of integrating the child as the centre of a social system, which includes schools, families and a team of support

    The main items in the ‘Play Therapy Tool-Kit’ are revisited at a greater level of competence, put into practice with more difficult problems and used as assessment methods.

    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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    • A sound understanding of the principles underlying play therapy and the appropriate use of techniques.
    • An ability to assess children’s needs and set up a play therapy services unit.
    • An ability to make decisions taking into account the ethical issues concerning all parties involved.
    • Increased confidence in using play therapy with children and adolescents and communications with referrers, parents and guardians.
    • The counselling, therapeutic and practical skills to carry out effective play therapy with all children.
    • Awareness of your own process and development.
    • A comprehensive theoretical knowledge of child development and child psychology.
    • The ability to use a full play therapy tool-kit comprehensively.
    • An understanding of play therapy research issues and methods.

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    As the second phrase towards the Masters (MA) in Practise Based Play Therapy, students of the Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PGDDPT) will have to complete the 15-day programme which consists of 120 contact hours as a pre-requisite for the MA programme.

    Graduates of the PGDDPT programme can then proceed to pursue further in the MA in Practice Based Play Therapy while being certified internationally as a Play Therapist.

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    Working Therapeutically with Groups and Research Methods

  • Developing metaphors for group working.
  • Introduction to research methods.
  • Developing expressive art skills.
  • Dance and movement for groups.
  • Assessment on special cases, e.g. Autism, Mental/Physical Disability.

  • Developing Expressive Art Skills and Assessment

  • Working with Parents/Teachers
  • Further training in Expressive Art Skills
  • Assessments through observation using video special cases e.g. adopted, fostered

  • Developing Theatre Form Skills and Supporting Clients Through Loss

  • Therapeutic Story Telling
  • Assessment methods on special cases e.g. loss/bereavement, separation

  • Developing Symbolic Play Skills and Supporting Children who have experienced Trauma

  • Advanced Skills, E.g. Sand Play
  • Working with Metaphors
  • Assessment methods on special cases e.g. physically and sexually abused children

  • Advanced Development for Play Therapist in Practice

  • Profession Play Therapist Development
  • Assessment in Special Cases e.g. Working with Terminally Ill or Abuse
  • Court Work
  • Student Presentation
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    To complete the programme, the candidate must fulfil the following:

    • A presentation of a 4000-word case study;
    • An in-depth 3000-word essay on an aspect of play therapy;
    • 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 must complete the Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and with a minimum of 50 supervised clinical sessions with children.

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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
    7 October 2014 / Tuesday / 9.00am
    Duration 15 Days
    Contact Hours 120 Hours
    Schedule 1st & 2nd Blocks:
    7 - 16 October 2014 (10 Days)
    Tuesday - Thursday

    3rd Block:
    5 - 9 January 2015 (5 Days)
    Monday - Friday
    *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$7,400.00
    Total Payable before GST S$8,205.00
    GST of 7% S$536.90
    Total Payable after GST S$8,741.90
    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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