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Professional Development

ChildPlayWorks offers professional development training workshops for all those who work with children (and their families). We also offer professional development for play therapists in the form of webinars and/or teleconference presentations. 

2018 Professional Development Training Workshops & webinars

"The Wonderful World of Child-Centered Play Therapy" 

This 5-day professional development workshop explores the theoretical model and philosophical framework of CCPT and it covers a basic understanding of the dynamics and importance of the unique, therapeutic CCPT relationship. Facilitative, relationship-building ways of responding to children and core CCPT skills are introduced in role play demonstrations and these are further developed in experiential role plays. These skills are then able to be used to strengthen relationships with children in most external working contexts.

This 5-day workshop also becomes Stage 1 of the ChildPlayWorks Clinical Play Therapy Training Programme for those who meet the entry criteria. 

Dates: 16-20 April 2018

Location: Houchen House, Hamilton

Please download file for more in-depth workshop information and to register click here. Please Contact Us for further information. 


"The Effects of Trauma on Children's Attachment Relationships"

Heather Chambers (Consultant Child Psychotherapist) presents this popular 1-day professional development workshop which explores the different attachment styles and what happens for children within these attachment relationships when they experience trauma. 

Date: Thursday 5 July 2018

Location: Houchen House, Hamilton

Please download file for further workshop information, costs and registration form. Please Contact Us for further information.  


"Working with Parents" 

Presentation Type:

A series of three 90 minute interactive webinars with Dr Bill Nordling. 

This series of three webinars is available for ongoing professional development for all play therapists. Whilst CCPT training is not required, Dr Nordling will reference this theoretical school for examples. 

Presentation Title:

Building and Maintaining Successful Working Relationships with Parents of Children in Play Therapy

Presentation/Series Description:

Building and maintaining successful working relationships with parents whose children are in play therapy is vital for successful treatment of children.  This presentation series will focus on major competencies and skills sets for successful work with parents.

Dates: 2018 dates to be advised 

Please Contact Us for further information.  


"An Introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy" 

This popular 3-day professional development workshop offers course participants an introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy, with this being a very unique, deeply heartfelt, relational way of being with children. This workshop also holds credits for Stage 1 of the ChildPlayWorks Clinical Play Therapy Training Programme for those who wish to apply and who meet the entry criteria. 

Dates: 20-22 September 2018

Location: Houchen House, Hamilton

Please download file for further workshop information and see Training Programmes for registration form and fees. Please Contact Us for further information.  


"AEAI: Adult Exploration of Attachment Interview"

Heather Chambers (Consultant Child Psychotherapist) presents this popular 1-day professional development workshop in which she teaches a therapeutic interview to assist parents in their relationship with their co-parent and/or their children. The interview is designed to reveal to the individual their early relational learning, which drives their feelings, responses and behaviours in key relationships.

Date: Thursday 15 November 2018

Location: Houchen House, Hamilton

Please Contact Us for further information.