Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The course is designed for medical, allied health, welfare, and education professionals who work in community based services with children, adolescents and families who have experienced developmental, emotional, trauma or events that result in or comprise a mental health issue or concern. The role of play in lives of children will be explored with an introduction to the theories, models, and practices of therapeutic child play. You will learn how to assess and observe a child's play behaviour, examining the behavioural characteristics present when children have a play deficit. You will gain knowledge about children's development of play skills and coping, and consider the role of the practitioner in providing age appropriate play based experiences to children and young people. This includes the study of several aspects of child development (cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, biological, motor, moral, developmental disorders) from infancy to adolescence. There will also be an exploration of childhood developmental neuroscience and psychopathology, covering a range of mental health issues such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autism spectrum disorders, eating disorders, child abuse and bereavement.
To complete the Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play students must attain 8 credit points comprising 7 core units (these are compulsory) plus 1 elective unit.
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Standard entry requirements
Entry will be based on performance in: Bachelor Degree or higher OR two years relevant work experience or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
The Master course H705 Master of Child Play Therapy leads to professional recognition. This Postgraduate Diploma is a skills enhancement program that supports practitioners to engage new learning and enhance their existing skills.
This course provides a pathway to other postgraduate coursework programs.
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