3 Day Workshop: An Introduction to Child Centered Play Therapy, Dunedin
Date(s) - 15/10/2020 - 17/10/2020
Play is the natural world of a child. In their play a child can express their thoughts and
feelings and come to an understanding of their world.
Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) The play therapy model presented at the workshop is
CCPT. CCPT comes from a solid theoretical base and it is now recognised as one of the most effective ways of working with children who have been exposed to trauma. In CPTW, there is an underlying belief in and trust of the inner person of the child and their innate
capacity to strive towards growth and maturity. The Child Centered Play Therapist is concerned with developing the kind of relationship that facilitates inner emotional growth and children’s belief in themselves.
CCPT is an attitude, a philosophy, and a way of being with children rather than a way of doing something to or for children1. Within the unique relationship that is developed between the child and therapist, the child learns to value and respect themselves; to recognise their strengths, values and abilities; and to trust in their own ability to make decisions which are based on an internal wisdom and not on external pressures.
Judi Jacobsen MNZAC
Consultant Child Play Therapist, Counsellor
Megan Longman MNZASW
Consultant Child Play Therapist, Social Worker
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