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Online Experiential Workshop Introducing You to Play Therapy, March 2021


East West Center for counselling and training


A 4 weekend Experiential Workshop introducing you to Play Therapy

PLAY THERAPY uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to alleviate chronic, mild and moderate psychological and emotional conditions in children that are causing behavioral problems and/or are preventing children from realizing their potential. 

There is currently no University in India, teaching Play Therapy. There are only short introductory courses and one Diploma course in Play Therapy running in Bangalore, India (playtherapy.org.in).

“There is a certification course to become Play Therapist in Australia (https://interplaytherapy.com.au/). And in US, there is Mental Health Professionals Applying the Therapeutic Power of Play (https://www.a4pt.org/)”.

“The Play Therapist works integratively using a wide range of play and creative arts techniques, mostly responding to the child’s wishes (Play Therapy United Kingdom – PTUK CEO Monika Jephcott )”. 

This 4 weekends Play therapy training for therapists interested to use Play in their Therapy sessions.


March 2021: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Course Fee:
For participant from India – Rs 8,000 + GST
For participants outside India – 400 USD (please email us for bank details)

The training only aims at providing an overview of play therapy concepts and the toolkit, the training will be conducted over four weekends in March 2021, with 3 hours of training on each day of training.

The entire training will be conducted online. As Play Therapy involves a lot of tactile and kinesthetic elements as part of the toolkit, participants will be required to bring specific materials for each session, failing which, they cannot participate in the hands-on exercises and activities which in turn form the basis for experiential learning.


· Participants will need to have a background in psychology or some mental health degree in order to benefit from this training

· Participants will be given assignments and homework to do between sessions

· The training will be conducted in English, so participants will need to have a reasonable command over the English language in order to comprehend the content

· Participants will experience demonstrations, self work and one-on-one interactions with other participants as part of the training.



Ms. Mina Dilip – With a Masters degree in Psychology from Madras University, and Diplomas in Child Psychology and Advanced Counseling Skills from Stonebridge Associated Colleges, UK, Mina Dilip has been training and counseling groups of people from various backgrounds for over ten years now. Mina is a certified Play Therapist from Leeds Beckett University, UK, in affiliation with the Association for Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC) and Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK).

Mina is a consultant psychologist at the British High Commission in Chennai (UK Embassy – Consular Division) and represents CiC, London as one of their EAP specialists. She has been associated with MOP Vaishnav College in Chennai, Montfort College in Bangalore and SPASTN (Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu) for a few years now, where she conducts training programs for students and staff in various topics including Expressive Arts (like Drama and Dance) as well as introductory programs in Play Therapy.

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