Play Therapy is cited as one of the most effective treatments for children suffering from trauma or PTSD; with a number of articles and papers written about its efficacy. It allows children to tap into their natural play behaviour and gives children a healthy, safe, positive environment to develop in.

" as an essential experiential element of social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and psychological development."

- The Neurobiological Power of Play

Play Therapy allows children suffering from trauma to engaged in a form of communications appropriate to their development level and allows them to access and safely confront psychological or emotional conflicts that may be affecting them.

  1. Play allows children to learn how to develop a better sense of their abilities and gives them more confidence.

  2. Play allows children to develop creative problem solving abilities.

  3. Play allows children to learn about empathy and respect for feelings of others by giving them space to get in touch with their own thoughts and feelings.

Due to the efficacy of Play Therapy in helping to improve cognitive, and emotional development, it also works just as well for children who may not be reaching their full development potential.

Via PlayTherapyTV

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 includes schools, families and a team of support. 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.


  • 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.

Join us at College of Allied Educators to learn more about the the Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills.

Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills


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