Intake 11 April 2017 open for registration

phone +628176028863


AwAPAC logoarded 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:


  • 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.


The Post Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDCTPS) consists ofa 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.


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


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.


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.


Preview Days & Time Mondays – Saturdays
*Estimated duration of the free preview is 1-hour.
New Intake Commencement 11th April 2017 / Tuesday / 9.00am

Duration 15 Days. Contact Hours 120 Hours.


1st Block: 11 – 15 April 2017 (5 Days)

2nd Block:  27 May – 1 June 2017 (5 Days)

3rd Block: 28 October – 1 November 2017 (5 Days)


Jakarta, Indonesia

*All lessons are conducted between 9.00am – 5.00pm, unless otherwise stated.  Course Fee Payment to be made to COLLEGE OF ALLIED EDUCATORS

Payment Mode

Cash / Credit Card


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

  •     Yudi : +628176028863

Thank You for your interest in our programme! We look forward to hear and see you soon!

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