Play Therapy

Course Description:

Play is an activity done for fun and it encourages creativity, imagination, general intelligence and helps young people to get along with others. The purpose of Play Therapy is - to enable children to indirectly express inner thoughts, fears, anxieties, and feelings of rage and guilt, and also help them accomplish developmental tasks through a protected modality.

The approaches to Play Therapy presented include group, family, and individual play interventions in different settings. Play Therapy has a long history of effectiveness in helping children with their conflicts and anxieties. The ability to help distressed children and their families live their lives with greater happiness and richness is its own reward.

Many therapists using Play Therapy for the first time with their clients use the word "magic" to describe the results. Children's responses to this approach do indeed seem magical, and this is perhaps attributable to the special qualities of childhood. The practice of Play Therapy is becoming widespread and is increasingly being used around the world. Ideal for counsellors and social workers.

In Play Therapy, you will be introduced to the following areas:

  • Introduction

  • History, Theory, Principles, and Variations

  • Playroom Set-Up

  • Four Skills of PT

  • Recognition and Interpretation of Play Themes

  • Family and Community

  • Engaging Parents and Teachers

  • Filial Therapy

  • PT with Different Presenting Problems

  • Child Behaviors and Special Circumstances

  • Assessment of the Child

  • Crisis Intervention Play Therapy

  • Child Exposure to Parental Violence

  • Foster Home

  • Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence

  • Enduring Crisis of Divorce

  • Adoption Disruption and Dissolution

  • Parent's Death

  • Approaches to Preventing Peer Abuse

  • Deaths in Schools

  • School-Based Play Therapy and Counseling

  • Interventions and Natural Disasters

  • Family Separation

  • Multiple Traumas

  • Case Studies

Prerequisite: Open to all. The student must -

  • Have access to laptop, desktop, tablet.

  • Have internet connectivity.

  • Have good skills in English language.

Duration: 6 months.

Classes will be held on mutually agreed dates and time. As this is a self-paced course, students can complete the course earlier. Maximum duration will be 6 months.

Important Fast Facts:

  • Online study from anywhere.

  • First write to us at about your intention; joining date; number of - days per week, hours per day; and time you want to devote for your selected study. After we confirm by return of email on the mutually agreed dates and time, you can register and make your payment.

  • Classes will be on Zoom or Google Meet.

  • Course is structured for easy comprehension.

  • 24 X 7 Guide support through email.

  • Students who complete the course will be awarded a completion certificate which must be downloaded.

Registration Form: Fill in your Registration Form here.

Payment to be made in favor of: Shanti Mahadevan

Course Fee:

INR 10,000

Non-Indian Students use PayPal: US$ 140

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