Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy
The Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy is a two year part-time programme created and designed by Child in Mind Ltd. Students on the programme will receive a quality clinical training that is designed to meet clear, robust and independent play therapy competences in addition to the core competences required for Counselling and Psychotherapy training.
The programme utilises a predominantly experiential approach to help you gain the theoretical knowledge, experience and clinical skills required to qualify and work as a confident and highly effective professional play therapist. You will develop comprehensive expertise as a practitioner to intervene and help children and adolescents in times of psychological distress.
On successful completion of the course graduates of the programme will be eligible for Individual Membership, as a psychotherapist, with BACP and will begin practice as a fully qualified play therapist.
"This new initiative in professional Play Therapy training is both needed and timely. I give it my full support and endorsement with warmth and playfulness"
Professor Sue Jennings PhD
Senior Consultant in Neuro-Dramatic-Play
Play Therapist and Dramatherapist
Storyteller and Explorer
therapy is a developmentally sensitive form of psychotherapy specifically
suited to children as it enables them to communicate through their primary medium of expression – play! Children often have difficulty trying to say in
words both what they feel and how experiences have affected them. However, play therapy is not a silent therapy, the person-centred play therapist uses their skills to work with both the creative and verbal expression of the child. The therapeutic relationship that develops between child and therapist facilitates the child's ability to explore and express not only their thoughts and feelings but also their perception of relationships and life experiences. The child’s
inner resources are enabled, through the process of person-centred play
therapy, to bring about positive change.
The information detailed on the above pages is intended to give you a fuller picture of the Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy, however should you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact the Programme Leader:
0161 279 8430
Frequently Asked Questions
Whilst we have tried to cover most of the information you may need, we appreciate you may still have further questions. We have put together a list of frequently asked questions which you can be accessed by clicking on the FAQ symbol. However after reading the FAQs if you still have a question that is perhaps more specific to you do please get in touch.
Ready to Apply?
If you have read all the information on these pages and feel ready to apply for a place on the 2018 intake you can download the application form by clicking on the link to the right.
As demand for places is high this year you are advised to complete the application form as fully as possible.
A £50 non-refundable application fee is payable on all applications to cover the cost of admin and interviews. To pay your application fee please click on the 'pay now' button below.
We recognise that the Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy is a financial investment in your future that, for some students, can be a difficult one to manage. We have various payment options available to successful applicants:
Option 1: Card payment. Child in Mind accept all major credit/debit cards. There is a 3% charge for this service.
Option 2: Monthly payment scheme. Payments can be spread over 9, 12 or 18 months. There is a 3% charge for this service. Payments can be cancelled by contacting the office by email.
Option 3: Professional and Career Development Loan. PCD Loans are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. These loans are usually offered at a reduced rate and the government pays the interest on the loan whilst you are studying. Child in Mind Academy Ltd are on the PCDL register. More information can be found on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/career-development-loans/overview
Should you change your mind within seven days of submitting your application, your application fee will be refunded in full.
We will not begin to process your application until after this seven day period.