The Centre for Play Therapy and Training focuses on short programme online training for play-based interventions aimed at Social Workers, Psychologists, registered Counselors, educators specialised in psycho-social support and learner support, and Occupational Therapists who, in their scope of practice engage with children.
Children are naturally drawn to play, and it is an important part of their development. Therefore, using play-based interventions can be a highly effective way to engage with children and support their growth and development. Play-based interventions can also be used to help children build important social and emotional skills, such as empathy, communication, and problem-solving. Professionals who are trained in these interventions will be better equipped to support children in developing these skills. It is essential for professionals to understand and respect the limitations of their scope of practice and to act with integrity.
It is important to note that while our training program offers valuable skills and knowledge in this area, it does not provide a complete skill set to start a new career path. Additionally, it is crucial to understand that completion of our training program does not authorize individuals to act as therapists if they are not registered as such with a statutory board. It is important to seek proper certification and or registration from the relevant authorities/ statutory boards before engaging in therapeutic practice.
Online Courses in Play Therapy Level 1 & 2
You can now do both the Level 1 and 2 courses online in the privacy of your own space via internet. You will need to have an internet connection and data to follow the course. You will save time, transport and traveling expenses as well as accommodation costs. Training hours of your choice in the privacy of your office or home.
You are given one calendar month per course to complete. Thus for Level 1 and 2 you will get two calendar months to complete. If course members did not succeed in completing in the set time, a penalty of R50.00 per course that needs to be re-opened, will be charged.
The courses are developed and presented by Dr. Hannie Schoeman.
See the Online Courses page for full information about the online courses including who can register, how to apply, SACSSP and HPCSA credits, certificates and prices …
Information about 2023 Physical Course dates can be found here… You may start the Online Courses anytime that suits you.