HSO710 - Foundations of Play Therapy


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in E606, H505, H605, H705, H706


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars.


This is a core unit for the Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play, Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play and Master of Child Play Therapy that is designed to provide foundational knowledge of Child Play Therapy, including the therapeutic powers of play, various theoretical models and children’s behaviour and interactions which inform Child Play Therapy interventions. Case scenarios, such as analysing children’s play behaviour, will support learning about discipline-specific knowledge and translating this scientific knowledge into plain language. Students will integrate knowledge from an ethico-legal standpoint and apply it to working with children.

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