15 Days Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills Training in Bali

Become a Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills with Play Therapy International (PTI). Delivered in Bali, Indonesia for 15 days starts in August 2019.

15 Days Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills Training in Bali

Become a Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills with Play Therapy International (PTI)

Awarded by the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy(APAC), UK, 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 include schools, families and other support systems. Successful completion of this course provides the title 'Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills' on the PTUK Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists, an AR approved by the Professional Standards Authority (www.playtherapyregister.org.uk)

This play therapy course has been clinically accredited by PTUK and PTI.

CAE Indonesia has been collaborating with The Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC), UK to give International Certification training to people who are interested in helping children professionally.

We are proud to announce our international class for Play Therapy training delivered in
Bali on 24th August - 7th September 2019.

Play Therapy can help children with emotional, literacy, behaviour, and mental health problems.

The course is designed for anyone with experience of working with children or adolescents, who either works or intends to work therapeutically with them including:



Clinical Psychologists

Primary School Teachers/Assistants

Nurses /Nursery School Teachers/Assistants

Social Workers

Play School Teachers/Assistants

Care Home Staff

Adoption/Foster Agency Workers

an Enlightened Approach to Coping
with Childrens Difficulties

Our core model is integrative holistic making the course unique in integrating both non directive and directive approaches to play therapy using a wide range of creative arts media. The programme content is based upon the theory and practice of neuroscience and humanistic psychology, particularly that of Virginia Axline ("Dibs In Search of Self"), and Carl Rogers and the Gestalt play therapy approach of Violet Oaklander. It recognises contributions made by others in the 20th century such as John Bowlby, Carl Jung, Margaret Lowenfeld, Margaret Mahler, Donald Winnicott, etc. It also places importance on the spiritual aspect of human development. Opportunities for personal reflection and all forms of creativity will enrich your experience of the course.

The lives of children in the present day are highly regulated and controlled. Non-directive play therapy offers children the opportunity of making choices and taking responsibility for themselves; expressing themselves freely; being accepted unconditionally; having their deepest feelings respected and accepted. For these reasons their play is not interpreted and no judgements are made.

Such freedoms may only be obtained within the provision of a strong framework. Therefore the adult takes responsibility for the safety of the child, themselves and the environment. Within these constraints, the child has complete freedom to choose.

Time boundaries are also considered to be very important thus adding a sense of security by adhering to beginnings and ends. In this way the time within a session becomes timeless and the child’s imagination is set free to explore and recreate his/her experiences and to create and make his/her own world.

There are, however, a number of cases where the non directive approach needs to be complemented by other approaches. These are introduced at appropriate points. The main items in the 'Play Therapy Tool-Kit' are taught and put into practice.


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;

acknowledge the ethical issues when working with children;

understand your own development and process; and

achieve theoretical knowledge of child development and child psychology

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.


Orientation to Setting Up and Development of Practice Based Play Therapy within an Integrative Holistic Model

You will learn how to:

Use non-directive play therapy skills through sandplay

Set up a safe play room and a therapeutic play service

Recognise and be able to develop the thinking and skills required for studying at Masters level

Successfully establish and assess therapeutic relationships

Be able to communicate with children using music and movement therapy skills

Analyse, present, apply and appraise the principles of the therapeutic play continuum in the context of a spectrum of needs

Function within the essential practical, ethical, child protection and legal aspects of working therapeutically with children including stipulated health and safety procedures and under the auspices of clinical governance

Understand PTI/PTUK standards of training and practice within the current climate of regulatory frameworks

Start to assess the impact of current research, including your own practice data on healing children's emotional, behaviour and mental health difficulties

Using Symbolic Play Therapy Tools and Metaphor Safely

You will learn how to:

Incorporate the use of art (drawing, painting, collage etc), puppets, therapeutic storytelling and clay in your practice

Demonstrate a wide ranging knowledge, application and practice in relevant aspects of child development theory

Appraise therapeutic interventions with children who have attachment/trauma based problems eg foster care situations

Be equipped with and have an up-to-date knowledge of child protection procedures

Assess and successfully practise therapeutic play interventions with children who have conduct, fear, anxiety, mood, sleeping, grief and bereavement problems

Using Expressive Arts Therapies as a Means of Processing and Reaching the Unconscious

You will learn how to:

Articulate and apply the relevant principles of neuroscience to working with children and their parent/carers

Integrate and evaluate sandplay and creative visualisation (guided imagery) as therapeutic play interventions

Assess and work with children who have learning and communication difficulties, attention and over-activity problems (including ADHD)

Examine, apply and debate the necessity and impact of safe endings within therapeutic work

Programme Structure

The Post Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDCTPS) is the first stage of the Masters (MA) in Practise Based Play Therapy which consists of a 15-day programme with 120 contact lecture hours.

Upon completion, it leads to the Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDTPS) which accredits and recognises you as a Certified Play Therapist internationally

To complete the programme, the candidate must fulfil the following:

  • Application of Principles of Neuroscience
  • Integration of Therapeutic Interventions, E.g., Therapeutic Story Writing, the Use of Sand Tray Work, and Creative Visualisation
  • Examine and Apply Safety Procedures
  • Understanding and Contributing to Play Therapy Research A presentation of a 4000-word case study;
  • Satisfactory completion of a Process Diary;
  • Continuous evaluation of course work contributions and ability to work with group dynamics;
  • 3 assignments emerging from practice and 4 book reviews;
  • 100 clinical hours working with children;
  • One hour of clinical supervision for every 6 hours of clinical work; and
  • Demonstration of the theory taught in relation to child development and the use of therapeutic play techniques, assessment and child protection

Please see this link for detail information:

20 reasons why we believe this is the best play therapy training in the world

Why have APAC’s play therapy courses have become the most successful, setting standards that no others reach?

Twenty reasons to substantiate our claims, each one backed up by detail, just follow the links.

  • 1.

    A well established course

    Proven methods, proven results, over 1500 very satisfied participants.
  • 2.

    We produce safe and effective play therapy practitioners

    We produce safe and effective play therapy practitioners and have the proof.
  • 3.

    Complete training

    Complete training for a recognised qualification in therapeutic play and play therapy with international certification to practice.
  • 4.

    A standardised course

    A standardised course - valued by employers.
  • 5.

    Accredited academically

    Accredited academically - recognised as genuine post graduate education by a government authorised university.
  • 6.

    Accredited professionally

    Accredited professionally - meeting international standards.
  • 7.

    Rigorous assessment by assignments

    Rigorous assessment by assignments – to prove to others how good you are.
  • 8.

    Thoroughly measured quality of training

    Thoroughly measured quality of training - data so that you can judge for yourself.
  • 9.

    The most comprehensive programme

    The most comprehensive programme - to need children's different needs.
  • 10.

    A coherent programme

    A coherent programme - it all adds up and fits together, not a piecemeal design.
  • 11.

    Emphasis upon experiential and practical training

    Emphasis upon experiential and practical training - but what does this mean?
  • 12.

    Practice work as well as 'classroom' training

    You don’t have to wait until the end of the programme before you can start practising.
  • 13.

    Support during the courses

    To help you over ‘difficult’ bits and adapt to your learning style and pace.
  • 14.

    Support after the course

    You’re not left on your own, total career support.
  • 15.


    You're not reliant on a few facilitators.
  • 16.

    3 stages to suit your needs

    You don't have to commit to all stages.
  • 17.


    To study when, what and where suits you best.
  • 18.

    Multi service delivery channels

    You'll be able to use your skills in any sector that helps children – not just the mental health professions.
  • 19.

    Local venues

    Minimise travel costs and time away from home.
  • 20.


    APAC will tell you all that you need to know, usually in a great deal of detail. There should be only pleasant surprises.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q.

    What make the programme unique?

    The course composition of 70% experiential work - which not only allows you to experience the processes that the children will undergo, but also shows you how to use the various media to communicate with them.

    The remaining 30% covering the informing psychological theories and neuroscience evidence that provide the basis for safe and effective practice.

    Knowing how to use the ‘Play Therapy Tool-KitTM’ of creative arts media, including sand tray, drawing & painting, music, movement, puppets and clay.

    A coherent and comprehensive programme, based on the competencies that define the PTI international standards – not an ad hoc event.

    Learning is at post-graduate level. The courses are identical to those accredited academically by Leeds Beckett University in the UK.

    A sense of achievement. You will see positive changes in the children that you work with - and be able to measure them. This, as well as successfully completing the course work, should give you a tremendous sense of achievement. You will have made a difference to some children’s lives as well as your own.

  • Q.

    What will you learn?

  • Q.

    Will there be a letter for completion afterwards?

  • Q.

    Will there be a practicum involved?

  • Q.

    How will the practice hours be arranged after the training?

  • Q.

    Who will be the supervisors?

  • Q.

    How many hours needed for supervised practice?

  • Q.

    How much is supervision fee?

  • Q.

    If my background is not in child psychology, would it be ok?

  • Q.

    May I stay in other hotel?

  • Q.

    How can I book Best Western Hotel, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia?

Please email me at yudi@cae-indonesia.com or yudiptindo@gmail.com if you have further question and need assistance.

Course Fee And Information



15 Days


24th August - 7th September 2019


Certified Practitioner In Therapeutic Play Skills


Best Western Hotel, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia


Mrs. Julie Burton
(Course Director for APAC, Senior Play Therapist from UK)


Course Fee

SGD $6,100

( including registration fee, material fee, first year of Play Therapy International membership fee, coffee break and lunch during the class )

Applications must be received by 31th July 2019

Bank transfer should be made to:

Address : BCA KCU Kuningan
Acc name : PT College of Allied Educators
Acc number : 217-312-2209
Swift Code : CENAIDJA


Fees shown do not include other miscellaneous fees i.e. accomodation (hotel), supervision, books, etc.

Application Form

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Educational Qualification

Employment Details

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Where did you first learn about this programme?

Reason for joining this programme

Applicant’s Checklist

Applicant’s Declaration

I hereby certify that all information provided in this application form is true and correct. I understand that I am responsible for any misrepresentation or omission of information, which thus allows CAE Indonesia to reject and withdraw the offer without any refund or any course related payments made. I also authorise CAE Indonesia to conduct any investigation for verification purposes.

I have read and understood all the information provided by CAE Indonesia.

Confidentiality Clause

CAE Indonesia is conscientious in maintaining the confidentiality of the student’s personal information and undertakes the responsibility by not providing the information to any third party in any form without prior consent of the student through any means of communication. However, CAE Indonesia is obligated to disclose to any Indonesian government authority the student’s information in compliance with the law.

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