Online Courses


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 should space your time to be able to complete one level within two calender months. When Level 2 is opened for you, you get another two months. As said you need to have effectively 30 hours per level and can pace it according to your time schedule and loadshedding. If you fail to complete one level within two months the program will unfortunately close automatically.

The better option will be, if something unforeseen happens that absolutely prevent you from doing the course and you are not in a position to complete you can apply to be temporarily removed from the program and enrolled on a later stage. In this scenario there are no additional costs. In the scenario where you neglect to meet the requirements and fail to communicate with us, you will need to re-register at full price. Course members need to keep in mind that when the program closes after two months for one level, all the data and statistics are unfortunately removed.

The courses are developed and presented by Dr. Hannie Schoeman.

Topics covered during the Courses:

The same topics will be covered as explained in the material on the website for the physical classes. See more information on our website about Play Therapy Level 1 and Play Therapy Level 2 physical courses. There is no difference between the physical course and the online course except that you will need to do the exercises with yourself and not with a colleague. The course member will be guided in what to do.

The physical courses and the online courses are the same price. The Level 1 course is R2600 and the Level 2 course is R2600.

When registering and paying for both levels you qualify for a complimentary hard copy of the book : A GESTALT INTERVENTION FRAMEWORK FOR PLAY PRACTITIONERS (500 pages, Retail price R599.00). The book is required for Level 2.

Practical implementation:

  • You can now do Level 1 and 2 courses in the privacy of their own space via internet. You will need to have an internet connection and data to follow the course. Preferably use a computer, but the course will also be accessible on a phone or tablet. You will be able to choose your own pace and tempo and do the different sections in the time frame that you have available. You should do the course according to the structure in the given sequence. For example start with Level 1 with the Introduction, then Lesson 1, 2, 3, etc. completing the whole course. Do not switch from one device to another e.g. open the course on the computer and then want to continue on your phone.
  • Make sure that you have enough undisturbed time available to complete the section that you started with. When applicable there will be exercises that need to be done by you. We suggest that you do the exercise that belong to the lesson before proceeding to the next lesson. You will have two months maximum to complete each course.
  • Have a notebook at hand, where you can do your exercises, a pen, colouring pencils or crayons, clay and miniatures. A sand tray will also benefit your collection. Buy a cat litter box as sand tray, put some sterilized sand or maize meal in your sand box. An old oven pan will also work.
  •  After completion of Level 1, candidates can immediately continue with Level 2.
  • You qualify for a complimentary hard copy of the book : A Gestalt Intervention Framework for Play Practitioners (520 pages) when registering and paying for both courses.
  • The book will be posted to you immediately after registration and receipt of payment for both levels.
  • You will need to have the book for Level 2.
  • Should you not wish to continue with Level 2, but still choose to purchase the book, in hard copy or PDF, you will be able to do so. You can download the order form for the pdf e-book or the hardcopy here.
  • Completing the Course and Certificate

    • The duration of Level 1 is 24 hours plus 5 hours for practical exercises.
    • The duration of Level 2 is 24 hours plus 5 hours for practical exercises.
    • After completion of Level 1 you need to complete the assignment (metaphor) and evaluation forms. These must be submitted to us by email.
    • After completion of Level 2 you need to complete the assignment (groupwork) and evaluation forms that must be emailed back to us.
    • The assignments are not given a mark, but are evaluated. After being evaluated, your e-Certificate (electronic certificate) or e-Certificates will be sent by email in PDF format. If applicable, both e-Certificates will be sent together when both courses are completed.
    • e-Certificates are included in the course fee. Contact us by email if you would like to receive an original printed certificate at an extra cost of R209 for one certificate or R309 if we send Level 1 and 2 certificates together to your closest PostNet.
    • Course members who are registered with a professional board will receive a e-Certificate indicating the CPD credits earned. These professionals need to successfully complete all lessons, evaluation forms and assignments to receive the e-Certificate.
    • Practitioners who are not registered with a board also need to complete all the lessons, do the evaluations and assignments. They will receive a e-Certificate with the hours and the indication that they have met the requirements for the course.
    • With every course there will be a PDF study guide, which can be downloaded.
    • Both courses are accredited with SACSSP (Level 1, 21 CPD credits and Level 2, 21 CPD credits) and the HPCSA Cross Professional Board (we are awaiting official accreditation number for 2024)

    Please feel free to just register for Level 1 and, whenever you are ready, for Level 2. Just keep in mind that the offer of the complimentary book is only valid if you register and pay for both courses together. The hard copy of the book will be sent after payment has been received by our office for both courses.

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