We have a team of experienced therapists who are dedicated to supporting children and their families. Our mission is to ensure all families have access to developmentally appropriate services and can be seem within their attachment relationship for optimal healing. Our core belief is children healing best takes place within their core attachment relationship, building trust, understanding and shared experiences whilst synchronising and attuning.
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. By combining our specialist skills and knowledge we can ensure to meet the needs of all of our clients.
Speak to an expert in the field through our 1on1 consultations
Connect with a therapist who can help you navigate through the world of play therapy
Arrange your clinical supervision with one of our registered supervisors, choose from weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions
Join us in a world of vicarious learning, join a group of like mined people and dive deep into understanding the child’s world
Our registered interplay therapists are specialists in the field of play therapy and family therapy supporting healing through reconnection. All of our registered therapists are up-to date with the outcomes of current research, providing the most effective treatment for you and your family.Learn More
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have.