Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills (English Program) in Bali Starts on 30th March 2019

Certificate in Supervision for Play/Creative Arts Therapist Program Bahasa Indonesia
March 28, 2018
Prof. Dr. Sri Milfayetty (Profesor pada bidang Psikologi dan Bimbingan Konseling di Fakultas Pendidikan Unimed)
May 12, 2018

Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills (English Program) in Bali Starts on 30th March 2019

Become a Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills with Play Therapy International (PTI)

Delivered in Bali, Indonesia by Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC)

School for 15 days starts in March 2019


Register online please click this link:



Awarded by the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy, (APAC), UK, the Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDCTPS) allows students to further explore ways of integrating the child as the centre of a social system, which include schools, families and other support systems.

Successful completion of this course provides the title ‘Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills’ on the PTUK Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists, an AR approved by the Professional Standards Authority  (

This play therapy course has been clinically accredited by PTUK and PTI.

The course is designed for anyone with experience of children or adolescents, who either works or intends to work therapeutically with them including:

  • Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Primary School Teachers/Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nursery School Teachers/Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Play School Teachers/Assistants
  • Care Home Staff
  • Adoption/Foster Agency Workers



Our core model is integrative holistic making the course unique in integrating both non directive and directive approaches to play therapy using a wide range of creative arts media. The programme content is based upon the theory and practice of neuroscience and humanistic psychology, particularly that of Virginia Axline (“Dibs In Search of Self”), and Carl Rogers and the Gestalt play therapy approach of Violet Oaklander. It recognises contributions made by others in the 20th century such as John Bowlby, Carl Jung, Margaret Lowenfeld, Margaret Mahler, Donald Winnicott, etc. It also places importance on the spiritual aspect of human development. Opportunities for personal reflection and all forms of creativity will enrich your experience of the course.

The lives of children in the present day are highly regulated and controlled. Non-directive play therapy offers children the opportunity of making choices and taking responsibility for themselves; expressing themselves freely; being accepted unconditionally; having their deepest feelings respected and accepted. For these reasons their play is not interpreted and no judgements are made.

Such freedoms may only be obtained within the provision of a strong framework. Therefore the adult takes responsibility for the safety of the child, themselves and the environment. Within these constraints, the child has complete freedom to choose.

Time boundaries are also considered to be very important thus adding a sense of security by adhering to beginnings and ends. In this way the time within a session becomes timeless and the child’s imagination is set free to explore and recreate his/her experiences and to create and make his/her own world.

There are, however, a number of cases where the non directive approach needs to be complemented by other approaches. These are introduced at appropriate points. The main items in the ‘Play Therapy Tool-Kit’ are taught and put into practice.



  • 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;
  • acknowledge 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.



Module 1 – Orientation to Setting Up and Development of Practice Based Play Therapy within an Integrative Holistic Model

Module 2 – Using Symbolic Play Therapy Tools and Metaphor Safely

Module 3 – Using Expressive Arts Therapies as a Means of Processing and Reaching the Unconscious

Please see this link for detail information:



The Post Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDCTPS) is the first stage of the Masters (MA) in Practise Based Play Therapy which consists of a 15-day programme with 120 contact lecture hours.

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



To complete the programme, the candidate must fulfil the following:

  • 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 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.



15 days



30th March – 13th April 2019



Certified Practitioner In Therapeutic Play Skills



Best Western, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia



Mrs. Julie Burton (Course Director for APAC, Senior Play Therapist from UK)



Course Fee SGD $ 6,100 (including registration fee, material fee, first year of Play Therapy International membership fee, coffee break and lunch during the class).

Full payment fee of SGD $ 5,950 if we receive the payment by December 18th, 2018.


Bank transfer should be made to:

Bank Central Asia

Address:  BCA KCU Kuningan

Acc name:  PT College of Allied Educators

Acc number:  217-312-2209

Swift Code:  CENAIDJA


Fees shown do not include other miscellaneous fees i.e. accomodation (hotel), supervision, books, etc.



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

  • Degree in any discipline; OR
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology; OR
  • Advanced Diploma in Special Education.

* Please note that candidates without relevant qualifications or experience may be required to take on additional bridging modules.


Please return completed application form, deposit slip and payment confirmation to email: or

Please feel free to contact Mr. Yudi Hartanto at +62 817 602 8863 (whatsapp) or email for further queries, application form and for an 1 hour complimentary Preview by skype to know further for the course details and register yourself.



Frequently Asked Questions


Q.  What make the programme unique?

  1. The course composition of 70% experiential work –  which not only allows you to experience the processes that the children will undergo, but also shows you how to use the various media to communicate with them.
  2. The remaining 30% covering the informing psychological theories and neuroscience evidence that provide the basis for safe and effective practice.
  3. Knowing how to use the ‘Play Therapy Tool-KitTM’ of creative arts media, including sand tray, drawing & painting, music, movement, puppets and clay.
  4. A coherent and comprehensive programme, based on the competencies that define the PTI international standards – not an ad hoc event.
  5. Learning is at post-graduate level. The courses are identical to those accredited academically by Leeds Beckett University in the UK.
  6. A sense of achievement. You will see positive changes in the children that you work with – and be able to measure them. This, as well as successfully completing the course work, should give you a tremendous sense of achievement. You will have made a difference to some children’s lives as well as your own.


What will you learn?

  1. Definitions and models of play therapy; How to convince commissioners of services to use play therapy; the latest research on clinical outcomes; informing psychological theories; non-directive play therapy skills; how to assess children and decide upon the number of sessions required.
  2. How to communicate with children using the ‘tool kit’ ie sand tray therapy skills, music, art, drawing, painting, drama, observe and analyse a child’s posture and movement, creative visualisation, therapeutic story writing, enabling children to express their emotions using clay and puppet skills. Using an ethical framework to take clinical decisions in awkward situations; setting up to practise; study requirements; clinical record keeping procedures; attachment and child development theories and their application to play therapy; neuroscience evidence supporting play therapy; integrating the use of all media in the playroom; Answers to outstanding questions.
  3. Knowing more about yourself. As well as training you to be safe and effective practitioners, we provide the opportunity for you to enable your own potential. Each cohort becomes a learning group undertaking self exploratory exercises.


Q.  Will there be a letter for completion afterwards?

A.   You will get a certificate at the end of the 15 days attendance.


Q.  Will there be a practicum involved?

A.   Yes, 100 sessions for the post graduate certificate and 100 sessions for the post graduate diploma.


Q.  How will the practice hours be arranged after the training?

A.   Information will be handed to those who attend the Post Graduate course.


Q.  Who will be the supervisors?

A.   We will help you to arrange those. The link to the list of supervisors can be found at:


Q.  How many hours needed for supervised practice?

A.   1 hour of supervision to 6 hours of working with the children. 100 hours of supervised clinical work with children is required as a main learning method.


Q.  How much is supervision fee?

A.   About SGD $ 80-120 depend on who is the supervisor.


Q.  If my background is not in child psychology, would it be ok?

A.   Yes, person with related training or relevant qualification will be considered on a case by case basis.


Q.  May I stay in other hotel?

A.   Yes, you can stay at any hotel that is convinience for you


Q.  How can I book Best Western Hotel?

A.   You can email at or


Please email me at or if you have further question and need assistance.



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