Play Therapy Australia is a leading play therapy training organisation in the country. We’ve been training clinicians, teachers, and professionals for more than 25 years.
We have developed a modality called Interplay, Interplay Therapy is a play therapy counselling modality suitable for children, young people and their parents, where play is the primary means of communication and embraces both the parent and child.
Interplay is a non-directive approach that combines humanistic principles with attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology (how the mind is shaped by relationship). In Interplay Therapy parents and care givers become central to the child's therapeutic process. Our core belief is that therapists should see children within their family system and for optimal growth and healing within their attachment relationships.
Interplay therapists enter the child and parents world through play and take note of the interaction/reaction and the child and parents’ response. By validating and responding to this experience offering therapeutic insight and support through coregulation, both children and parents develop self insight, insight into each other, integration and regulation, strengthening the child and parent relationship. Interplay supports children and parents to explore and reorganise experiences that may have contributed to their wellbeing, enabling growth and healing to occur and a beautiful canvas for a new beginning.
In order to become a certified Interplay therapist you need to complete all 4 levels of training.
On completion you will become a certified interplay therapist and with your yearly subscription you will have access to 2 x interplay group supervisions, reduced fee for monthly ongoing professional development, access to interplay resources and the use of the interplay logo. All certified therapist will have the opportunity to be pinned on our world map!
Donna is the founder of Interplay and is a qualified social worker, play therapist, and play therapy clinical supervisor who has worked with children and families for over 25 years. Donna delivers training across Australia and Asia and is an inspirational presenter. She has been working with children in a variety of government and private settings, working therapeutically with families in her private clinic and non-profit organisation, Play Therapy Advantage. She was a founding member of the Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA) and is an advisory board member. Donna recently established Interplay headquarters in City West, Western Australia. This innovative facility includes two therapeutic family playrooms and a training venue.
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..
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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.