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Sydney Centre for Creative Change

is a leading provider of continuing professional development in creative therapies in Australia.

Graduate Certificate in Play and Art Therapy 2021

Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet. 

Virginia Axline

Please be advised that our March intake for this course is now closed as course has been filled.  

 

Expressions of interest open now for August 2021

Download Expression of Interest Form Here

 

START YOUR PLAY THERAPY CAREER HERE AT SYDNEY CENTRE FOR CREATIVE CHANGE

Operating for 20 years, we are a small and friendly, Australian provider of continuing education in creative therapies. Thousands of our course graduates confidently deliver art and play therapy services.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Play and Art Therapy are counselling methods that use toys, games, art materials and activities in purposeful ways to manage psychological and social difficulties. Play Therapy is the most developmentally appropriate and evidenced form of therapeutic intervention for children. Delivered by highly trained and experienced clinicians and teachers who also work in the field, the course is suitable for graduates who work in the field of psychology, social work, counselling, occupational therapy or mental health nursing. The course will provide skills using play and other creative therapies as methods of treatment for multiple child mental health conditions in counselling and group work settings. Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Play and Art Therapy theories and principles whilst having the ability to apply therapeutic skills within a cultural and social, ethical framework. Graduates will have an appreciation of developmental stages of children and family systems and be sensitive to broaden issues in assessment and design and delivery of therapeutic services. Completion of this course can provide a gateway into further higher degree studies in Play Therapy.  From foundational skills in child-centered play therapy to the integrative approaches of art, music, drama and sandplay, the course builds on existing mental health qualifications to equip graduates for child and adolescent counselling roles.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Graduates will be eligible for professional registration with a number of Australian Play Therapy Associations, meeting the competent requirements for Associate / Provisional / Student Play Therapist Membership. This course meets the full training component for Play Therapy Membership with the Australian Play Therapy Association (APTA). This means after you complete this course (AND complete your clinical practice and supervision hours and secure insurance and your prof association membership) you can be a Registered Play Therapist.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course is offered part-time and online. This enables students who are balancing work, life and family commitments the flexibility to complete their studies. The Graduate Certificate of Play and Art Therapy Online is comprised of core and elective units of study, unit assessments, an art therapy process group and individual supervision. Upon completion of this qualification, students may be eligible to apply for enrolment in higher degrees in Play Therapy and begin application process to be a Registered Play Therapist.

CORE COURSE UNITS

UNIT 1 Foundations of counselling children and young people

UNIT 2 Introduction to Play Therapy

UNIT 3 Introduction to Art Therapy

UNIT 4 Introduction to Sandplay Therapy

UNIT 5 Introduction to Music, Movement and Drama Therapy

ELECTIVE COURSE UNITS (18 points required)

THREE POINT UNITS

Playful Therapy: Narrative Based Activities for Assessment and Intervention

Tree of Life: Creative Art Process

Finding Your Hero: Narrative Storytelling Strategies for Counselling

Supporting Grieving Children

SIX POINT UNITS

Creative Interventions for Children with Anxiety

Creative Interventions for Children with Trauma

Therapeutic Storytelling: Addressing Challenge through Story

APPLICATION CRITERIA

Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent in the fields of psychology, social work, counselling, occupational therapy or mental health nursing or a Masters degree in art therapy, music therapy or dance/movement therapy. Have, or be eligible for, registration, licensing or student / trainee membership with the relevant counselling, social work or other mental health registering body, board, association or federation in Australia, or other country. A clear Police Check and/or Working with Children Clearance Notice is required by students before they can enrol in this course.

CONTACT

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Jacki : E. info@sydneycentreforcreativechange.com.au P. 0411 209 802

 

 

Please be advised that our March intake for this course is now closed as course has been filled.  

 

Expressions of interest open now for August 2021

Download Expression of Interest Form Here