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Te manawa whanaungatanga mō ngā tamariki katoa
The heart of relationship for every child

Training Programmes


 
 
"Following from the long-standing and dramatically increasing research base of child-centered play therapy (CCPT), and within a world-wide proliferation of CCPT training programs, Judi and Megan’s ChildPlayWorks (CPW) training programme is exemplary. Each trainee receives an educational foundation of the theory and principles that drive the specific skills of CCPT. Each trainee is carefully monitored and supported to ensure excellence in personal and skill development. Judi and Megan are driven to high standards by a deep caring for the needs of children in therapy and the need for therapeutic excellence for them. We are proud to partner with them and to endorse CPW."
Jeff L. Cochran, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC and Nancy H. Cochran, MA, CAS, LMHC


ChildPlayWorks provides comprehensive, quality New Zealand based training in the specialised modality of Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT). The ChildPlayWorks Clinical Play Therapy Training Programme is comprised of 3 Stages and can be completed within 3 years. ChildPlayWorks trainers regularly practice in their own playroom with children and solid, ongoing support is given to all students throughout their training.

The training programme includes four 5-day face-to-face training workshop intensives as well as an online component in Stage 3.  The intensives provide concentrated immersion in the development of the 'why' of CCPT, as well as of the 'how' in guided, consolidated CCPT skill development. The number of focused learning hours and the experience of the fully supportive environment of each 5-day intensive, provides an invaluable learning experience for each trainee.

The training pathway is tailored for the individual and is dependant on their base qualification. 

ChildPlayWorks also provides professional development workshops which are of interest to all those who work with children.

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ChildPlayWorks NZ Clinical Play Therapy Training Programme

Stage 1

Introductory

The Wonderful World of Child-Centered Play Therapy (5-day workshop intensive)

This is also a standalone, professional development workshop and does not require pre-approval for entry into the full play therapy training programme. Applications for the full training programme may be submitted either before or after this foundational workshop.

Stage 2

Readiness for practice

Stage 2a: Deepening and Strengthening the Therapeutic Relationship (5-day workshop intensive) 

In this 5-day workshop we host Dr Wendy Kelly (Clinical Psychologist) as she presents her very popular 1-day professional development workshop The Effects of Trauma on Children's Attachment Relationships

Applications to begin supervised practice are able to be submitted after completion of this workshop.  

Establishing and consolidating practice

Stage 2b: Issues in Clinical Practice (5-day workshop intensive)

Included in this 5-day workshop is a 1-day professional development workshop in which we host Heather Chambers (Consultant Child Psychotherapist) and Andrea Broadhurst (Occupational Therapist) as they present Heather's long-standing and highly regarded work the AEAI: Adult Exploration of Attachment Interview

All training components of Stages 1&2 are completed in Year 1.

Stage 3

Advanced Practice (2 years)

Stage 3a: Issues in Advanced Clinical Practice (5-day workshop intensive)

Included in this workshop are two in-depth presentations:  

ChildPlayWorks presents their model for working with parents/caregivers and their child together in the playroom to strengthen their relationship.

Dr Bill Nordling presents his series of three 90-minute interactive presentations 'Working with Parents' and these form a solid foundation for the all-important aspect of developing effective, supportive working relationships with parents/caregivers. Prior to 2021, this valuable series was an additional training requirement but we now include this in the Stage 3a workshop.   

Stage 3b: The Emergent Child-Centered Play Therapist (online/long distance) 

Nancy Cochran and Dr Jeff Cochran present their excellent series of three 90-minute interactive presentations 'Working with Relationship-Resistant Children'. Nancy H. Cochran and Dr Jeff L. Cochran, alongwith Dr Bill J. Nordling, co-author one of our required texts Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children (Wiley, 2010).


Successful completion of Stage 3 sees the finalising of all clinical and supervised practice components of the ChildPlayWorks Clinical Play Therapy Training Programme. A ChildPlayWorks Post Graduate Certificate in Child-Centered Play Therapy is awarded to successful graduates.

See downloadable brochure with basic training information. For more detailed information please Contact Us.


 

People can apply for entry into our training programme who hold a recognised qualification (or be a student in final year of training) and hold membership of a Professional Body* including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Counselling

  • Social Work

  • Psychology  

  • Psychotherapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech and Language Therapy

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Creative Arts Therapy

  • Mental Health Nursing


* Professional Association membership:

The Professional Association must have a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, covering therapeutic work.  

Professional Indemnity Insurance and Police Check:

All trainees applying to begin supervised practice must supply ChildPlayWorks with evidence of current Professional Indemnity Insurance as well as give signed permission for a current Police Check.

Please Contact Us for further queries.


We are delighted to offer training in Wanaka in 2021.  

For the first time, we will run the 3-day and 5-day professional development workshop together. Module 1 'An Introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy' will run 18-20 October, and Module 2 'The Wonderful World of Child-Centered Play Therapy' will continue 20-22 October for those who wish to complete Stage 1 of our ChildPlayWorks Clinical Play Therapy Training Programme.

Both workshops are dependent on participant numbers.

For information on the content of the workshops and/or registration details please Contact Us 


 

WANAKA DATES

An Introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy (standalone, professional development 3-day workshop which also holds credits towards Stage 1)

18-20 October 2021  

Stage 1: The Wonderful World of Child-Centered Play Therapy (also a standalone, professional development workshop)

18-22 October 2021 

CAMBRIDGE dates

An Introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy (standalone, professional development 3-day workshop which also holds credits towards Stage 1)

15-17 September 2021   

Stage 1: The Wonderful World of Child-Centered Play Therapy (also a standalone, professional development workshop)

12-16 April 2021

Stage 2(a): Deepening and Strengthening the Therapeutic Relationship

28 June - 2 July 2021

Stage 2(b): Issues in Clinical Practice

8-12 November 2021

Stage 3(a): Clinical Practice and Individual Research

24-28 May 2021

Stage 3(b): The Emergent Child-Centered Play Therapist

Online - 2021 dates to be advised


 

Please note: all fees include GST

An Introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy (3-day professional development workshop):

$820 early bird* or $850 standard fee

Stage 1: The Wonderful World of Child-Centered Play Therapy (5 days):
$1395 early bird* or $1445 standard fee 

Stage 2(a): Deepening and Strengthening the Therapeutic Relationship (5 days):
$1495 early bird* or $1545 standard fee (includes external presenter)

Stage 2(b): Issues in Clinical Practice (5 days):
$1495 early bird* or $1545 standard fee (includes external presenter)

Stage 3(a): Issues in Advanced Clinical Practice (5 days):
$1645 early bird* or $1695 standard fee (includes external international presenter)

Stage 3(b): The Emergent Child-Centered Play Therapist (distance learning):
$1595 early bird* or $1645 standard fee (includes external international presenter) 

*The early bird fee is to be finalised 4 weeks prior to the workshop date. The standard fee is to be finalised prior to commencement of the workshop. (Please enquire about our automatic payment option)

 

 
CAMBRIDGE VENUE:

We hold our training workshops in the tranquil environment of Bridges Church & Community Centre, 28 Duke Street, Cambridge, which is a beautiful facility in the heart of Cambridge Town Centre.  Tranquil riverwalks are a stones-throw away, and boutique cafes and stores are just around the corner.  

It is a 20 minute drive from Hamilton Airport. Regular shuttles run between Hamilton Airport and Cambridge. 

WANAKA VENUE:

We are excited to offer our South Island training workshop in Wanaka. Further details to be advised.

Professional Development Workshops & Webinars

1-day staff professional development workshops

Professional development is available to early childhood centres, primary schools, and other interested social service agencies for staff development. 

Please Contact Us for further information. 

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHILD-CENTERED PLAY THERAPY

This popular 3-day professional development workshop offers course participants an introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy, with this being a very unique, deeply heartfelt, relational way of being with children. This workshop also holds credits for Stage 1 of the ChildPlayWorks Clinical Play Therapy Training Programme for those who wish to apply and who meet the entry criteria. 

Presenters: Judi Jacobsen and Megan Longman from ChildPlayWorks

North Island
Dates: 15-17 September 2021

Location: Bridges Church & Community Centre, Cambridge

Please download file for workshop information and click here to register.

South Island
Dates: 18-20 October 2021  

Location: Wanaka - details to be advised

Please download file for workshop information and click here to register.

Please Contact Us for further information. 

The wonderful world of child-CENTERED PLAY THERAPY 

A 5-day professional development workshop which also becomes Stage 1 of the ChildPlayWorks Clinical Play Therapy Training Programme for those who meet the entry criteria. 

Presenters: Judi Jacobsen and Megan Longman from ChildPlayWorks

North Island

Dates: 12-16 April 2021

Location: Bridges Church & Community Centre, Cambridge

Please download file for workshop information and click here to register.

South Island

Dates: 18-22 October 2021

Location: Wanaka - details to be advised

Please download file for workshop information and click here to register.

Please Contact Us for further information. 

THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ON CHILDREN'S ATTACHMENT RELATIONSHIPS 

A 1-day professional development workshop with Dr Wendy Kelly, focussing on the impact of trauma on early attachment relationships and how this affects children’s view of themselves and other people, their development and their social and emotional well-being. It will also cover theory and provide ideas and techniques for understanding the issues facing maltreated and traumatised children and a practical method of working out what the child needs to learn from current relationships, both caregiving and therapeutic.  

Presenter: Dr Wendy Kelly  

Dates: 30 June 2021 (WORKSHOP FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY)

Fee: $200 earlybird (earlybird date 2 June 2021) or $250 standard fee

Location: Bridges Church & Community Centre, Cambridge

Please download file for workshop information. Registration details are on the form or click here to register

Please Contact Us for further information.

aeai: adult exploration of attachment interview

Andrea Broadhurst and Heather Chambers present this popular 1-day professional development workshop in which they teach a therapeutic interview to assist parents in their relationship with their co-parent and/or their children. The interview is designed to reveal to the individual their early relational learning, which drives their feelings, responses and behaviours in key relationships.

Presenters: Andrea Broadhurst and Heather Chambers

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021 (WORKSHOP FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY)

Fee: $200 earlybird (earlybird date 14 October) or $250 standard fee

Location: Bridges Church & Community Centre, Cambridge

Please download file for workshop information. Registration details are on the form or click here to register

Please Contact Us for further information.