The World of Play Therapy (Foundation of Play therapy)
This introductory course offers participants an opportunity to learn about the basic principles of play therapy, its implementation and its importance in the clinical settings

Bushra Awan

6 weeks long

Workload: 3-4 hours/week

To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text or WhatsApp the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at /   

Eg;  008 SPACE to 09790088002

About the Course

Play therapy is a technique whereby the child’s natural means of expression, namely play, is used as a therapeutic method to assist him/her in coping with emotional stress or trauma.

Therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings. In play therapy, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language. Through play, therapists may help children learn more adaptive behaviors when there are emotional or social skill deficits. The positive relationship that develops between a therapist and a child during play therapy sessions provides a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing. Play therapy may also be used to promote cognitive development and provide insight about and resolution of inner conflicts or dysfunctional thinking in the child.

This coarse is designed for anyone interested in helping children with emotional, behavior or mental health problems including parents, care providers, teaching staff, nurses, care workers, social workers, counselors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, play therapists, pediatricians, students, etc.
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About the Instructor(s)

Currently working as a Play Therapist in Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bushra Awan has her masters in Applied Psychology with Clinical Psychology as her area of specialization from the University of Punjab. She has been a part of numerous international workshops related to abused children and implementation of play therapy for children. She is an active member of the Scientific Society and has to her credits several prizes won in debates, presentations, and so on. She had her Poster Presentation of the Research “Emotional Distress and Risk Perception of the Patients with Diabetes” in the 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague, Czech Republic.

Course Format

Offline and online mode of training with voice assisted Powerpoint presentations and a manual provided at the start of the course. The participant will have a week’s time to master one particular module of the course and he/she can contact the trainer either through email/ chat or video chat for any clarifications.

Each module will have its own activity and a pragmatic paper for better understanding.
Course Objectives

The overall purpose is to enable participants to practice safely and effectively as a Play Therapist.
Upon successful completion of the course each participant will have gained:

  • A sound understanding of the principles underlying play therapy and the appropriate use of techniques
  • An ability to assess children's needs and set up a play therapy service unit
  • Increased confidence in using play therapy with children and adolescents and communications with referrers, parents and guardians
  • An ability to use the taught play therapy skills as assessment tools
Course Fee
Individual Participants from India (in Indian Rupee)
Group Participants from India
(minimum members in a group is three) (in Indian Rupee)
Individual Participants from Rest of the world (in US Dollars)
Group Participants from Rest of the world (minimum members in a group is three) (in US Dollars)

Member of

Rs. 3,600/-

Rs. 3,100/- per participant

US$ 60/-

US$ 55/- per participant

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Important Dates
  • Participant Capacity is Limited to 12 per batch.
  • To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at Eg; 008 SPACE to 0979 00 88 002
Learning Kit
  • Complete Manual 
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Pragmatic Paper
Trainer’s Support
  • Powerpoint Presentations with videos attached
  • Pragmatic Paper to assess understanding at the end of each session
  • Additional Reference Documents (on request)
  • Additional support through email / chat during the course period
Course Syllabus

Week 1           An introduction to Play

Week 2           Play as Therapy

Week 3           Preparing for Play therapy

Week 4           Toys & Materials for Playrooms

Week 5           Key Play therapy Techniques & Methods

Week 6           Implementation in Hospitals & Schools
Recommended Background
  • A passion to work with children and adolescents
  • A UG or PG Study in Psychology
  • Those who are doing their UG or PG can also enroll
  • Those who are interested in psychology who have taken another subject as their major
Suggested Readings
  1. Reference list will be provided during the course period
Course Plan
  • Six Sessions
  • Six Weeks
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Associated video files
  • Pragmatic Assessments to make learning easier
Learning Outcome
  • Learned how to recognize mental disorders
  • Better understood mental health treatments
  • Were more confident in providing help to others
  • Improved mental health for themselves
  • Were more comfortable around people with mental disorders
  • Were more likely to provide help to others and seek guidance for professional help as needed
Further Learning
MHFA is a series of courses and the next level will provide you with an in-depth knowledge. The next step of learning in MHFA will be conducted in September and do wait for the details.
Technical Requirements
  • A computer or a laptop with Microsoft Office with mike and headphone facility
  • A good internet connection
  • Having web cam is an added advantage
Statement of Accomplishment
On completion, the participant will be certified by the International Association of Holistic Psychology
Contact to register

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