by Dr. Suzi Kagan
Founder & Director
Israeli Association of Play Therapy

November 17 - 18, 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand


November 22 - 23, 2017

Hong Kong 

Register by November 3, 2017

Play Therapy Skills


Play is universal and natural activity of childhood. Between the ages 2-11 most children use play in a symbolic way to deal with their direct and indirect experiences. By using play children may be able to organize their lives and practice some control over their everyday issues.

In the USA and Europe, play therapy has been applied as part of responsive services within comprehensive, developmental elementary and school counseling programs to facilitate self-esteem, increase self-efficacy, and decrease maladaptive behaviors to remove barriers for success in social and emotional spheres. School counselors, therapists, social workers and psychologists apply the play therapy skills understanding children through play.

This 2 days course will offer training to pre and elementary school staff, working with children in expanding their knowledge and skill in non-directive play therapy.


  • Basic Play Therapy skills that may apply to a class setting.

  • Knowledge of how to choose the right toys for their classroom

  • How to create a therapeutic environment in elementary schools and preschools.

  • What words to use in an emotional crisis with children in a school setting

  • Understanding the child’s point of view in various situations. 

  • Limit Setting


  • Learn play therapy skills

  • Learn how to build a therapeutic play room in a school setting

  • Develop listening skills that encourage children to talk and share

  • Develop a non-evaluative, warm therapeutic relationship 

  • Learn how to communicate with children effectively through play

  • Practice limit setting and choice giving 

  • Learn how to increase child's self-esteem through play

  • See the world through children's eyes



  • Participants will use toys to practice play therapy skills.

  • Participants will experience learning through the instructor modeling the play therapy tools and language.

  • Participants will pair up and practice play therapy tools and language.


Day one:
09:00-10:30 -  Introduction to Play Therapy

10:30-10:40  - Coffee Break
10:40-12:30  - Toys and the Play Room- Therapeutic Setting
12:30-13:30  - Lunch
13:30-15:00  - The Language of Play


Day Two:
09:00-10:30 -  Play Therapy Skills
10:30-10:40  - Coffee Break
10:40-12:30  - Limit Setting and Choice giving
12:30-13:30  - Lunch
13:30-15:00  - Play Therapy in School Settings




Course Leader

Dr. Suzi Kagan
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Bar-Ilan University Instructor & Coordinator
The Founder and Director of the Israeli Association for Play Therapy
The founder and Instructor of the Child-Life Specialist- Israel 


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Target Audience

Preschool &  Elementary School:

Teachers, Assistants, Counselors



9.00am  - 3.00pm

November 17 - 18, 2017

Horizon Village & Resort

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Venue & Accommodation

9.00am  - 3.00pm

November 22 - 23, 2017


Hong Kong

Venue & Accommodation

Course Fee

(Register by Nov 3, 2017)

Chiang Mai, Thailand

USD 676/Baht 23,000





Hong Kong

USD 735/Baht 25,000




Dual Registration: Register for this workshop + 40 Skills Every Counselor Should Know


Chiang Mai

USD 1117/Baht 38,000





Hong Kong

USD1235/Baht 42,000


Sonthaya Chutisacha

Workshop Coordinator