Filial Play Coaching Course

MoU Between KPAI & PTBI
December 17, 2015
Certificate in Supervision Course
December 17, 2015

Filial Play Coaching Course

The Course for Certified Play Therapists  

Filial Play Coaching provides a big opportunity for Play Therapists to extend their

practice to working with parent/carers and families as well as the children.

This 4-day course is designed for Certified Play Therapists who have at least 100 hours

supervised clinical experience of working with children using non-directive play.

It is recognised by Leeds Beckett University as a Post Qualifying course.

Successful participants will be able to use the title ‘Filial Play Coach’ on the Register of

Play and Creative Arts Therapies – as accredited by the Professional Standards

Authority under the AVR scheme.


The course programmes will include:

Becoming a Filial Play Coach

A review of the main filial play/therapy models to enable you to develop the approach that suits you best.

·         The differences between coaching and mentoring – there is a current debate as to whether the term ‘Filial Play Coach’ or ‘Filial Play Mentor’ should be used. The course concentrates on coaching techniques but clearly defines and explains how a Coach may develop into a Mentor.

·         Choosing an appropriate coaching model – an exploration of the theories and styles of coaching.

·         How to assess children and parents as being suitable for filial play – the


recommended use of two measures for children, according to age   and two to determine adult capability and commitment.

·         Deciding upon the optimum programme of coaching for each parent.

·         Agreeing a filial play contract with the parent(s).

·         Helping the parents to set up at home.

·         The coaching of parents in non-directive play skills including the re-orientation required by play therapists.

·         Monitoring the progress of the family.



Course Requirements

In order to obtain your accreditation you need to fulfil the following criteria:


  • 40 Hours of filial play coaching/mentoring (this includes all

preparation/ assessment sessions with the parent/carer)

  • Satisfactory logging of all filial play coaching/mentoring sessions
  • Satisfactory recording of notes on each filial coach/mentoring

session on the forms provided. This needs to include supervision

of parent sessions at home and analysis of parent log.

  • Attend a follow-up day
  • Prepare a case study and present at follow-up day.



Filial Play Coaching/Mentoring

Course Programme


Facilitator:       Karen O’Neill


PTUK Accredited Play Therapist

PTUK Accredited Clinical Supervisor

Filial Coach/Mentor

MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

DDP Practitioner


Certificate in Education


Successful participants will be able to start coaching parents and children using filial play immediately after the course. After a further 1day of group supervision, where any problems encountered in practice will be discussed and experiences shared, successful participants will be awarded a PTI/PTUK/PTIrl Certificate in Filial Play Coaching for which at least 40 hours of coaching are required. (The Group Review & Supervision day will take place at a future date – and is not included in these course fees).





Filial course for existing PTUK Members will be held over four days plus one day follow up.


Course fee: SGD $ 1,200

Date: 14-17 March 2016 (Batch 1) or 18-19 & 21-22 March 2016 (Batch 2)


Follow up Day: TBA March 2016 (For those who have previously completed the 4 days).                      


Venue: Gedung Menara Kuningan Unit F2, Jl. HR Rasuna Said Blok X7 Kav. 5, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia


The course will run from 09.00 – 17.00.


Attendance of a follow up day is also required, the timing of which will be decided by the group.



Dates and prices are correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change so please check with the office on (email: before booking.

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