Interplay, formally Play Therapy Australia has been the lead training organisation for over 25 years.
Interplay is the best way for professionals to train in a career with children and families. Acquire the knowledge and the practical skills needed to reduce childhood trauma and enhance attachment through reconnection. Choose your end goal and stay on the pathway!
APTA approved training provider
At Play Therapy Australia, we have training, professional development, play therapy services, parenting programs, and a therapeutic toy store—all under one roof.
Become a certified Interplay practitioner today. We offer a series of four workshops from level 1 to level 4 certification in Interplay Therapy and have a..Learn More
The Interplay development room houses all the latest research, professional updates, and techniques unique to the..Learn More
The Meeting Room
We offer professional development sessions, mentoring and consultancy and individual and group supervisions. Book today!Learn More
The Family Room
We also encourage mums and dads to join in. Parenting programs will offer advice on how to create harmonious homes..Learn More
The Play Room
We offer therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and families who need therapeutic support through playrooms..Learn More
The Toy Room
Toys are a big part of play for children (and even children at heart) so we are stocking our shelves as we speak! From therapeutic toys..
COMING SOONToy Room
Play Therapy Australia is home of Interplay and is a leading play therapy training organisation in Australia and has been training clinicians, teachers and professionals in play therapy for over 25 years.About Us
Our team is lead by Donna Berry a world leader in Play Therapy who provides training for mental health practitioners around the world, Donna together with our other therapists we have over 70 years of experience working with children and their families in a variety of settings.Learn More
Interplay Therapy headquaters is a unique therapy clinical and training venue. We offer therapy for children, teenagers and their parents as well as individual counselling and support for adults.Learn More
Are you a certified Interplay Therapist?
If not, why not check our workshops and clinical program which entitle you to become a certified Interplay Therapist and you will have access to all our professional development at a reduced cost!
I have completed the full clinical program with Play Therapy Australia and it was life changing. I now feel competent to work with children and adults through creative means. lets talking more playing.
Wow level 1 is inspirational, can't wait to do more.
I was told its one of the worlds best trainings and yep they were right. Love the sharing of clinical experiences and Donna knowledge is outstanding.
Register now this program is not to be missed.
Play Therapy saved my daughters life. Forever thankful.
To become a certified Interplay Therapist and to become registered with APTA you must complete our full clinical program which consists of all 4 levels.
Level 1 and 2 can be completed by anyone working with children and families and level 3 and 4 are for mental health practitioners and teachers and is approved by application only.
No, you can complete the workshops over consecutive years.
Play Therapy Australia also offers mentoring and consultancy sessions. If you would like support to find the pathway that is right for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information about the fees and to book an appointment. Sessions are offered in person, by phone and skype. To visit the Consultancy webpage for more information, please click here: Mentoring and Consultancy
We recommend you contact not for profit and government agencies and organisations offering counselling services for children to inquire about opportunities in Play Therapy. Play Therapy Australia is not able to give employment recommendations on a general basis.
There is an Australian government body which assesses overseas qualifications http://www.immi.gov.au/asri/ If you are wanting to apply to join the Play Therapy Australia Child Centered Play Therapy Training Program and have a qualification from another country that you believe meets the entry requirements for the training program, please email email@example.com with any questions you have.