Welcome to All,
I am very excited to see that this conference is happening and the realisation of my vision as President of PTI to spread the support for children all over the world using play therapy. This will alleviate help their emotional, behavioural and mental health and give them a better future.
Metaphor is at the heart of Play Therapy with Children. In using our Tool-Kit of therapeutic creative arts media the children continually create metaphors in their drawings, their play in the sand tray, the clay objects that they create, in music, their puppet play and through stories. As therapists we learn to communicate with the children through understanding and participating in their metaphorical world.
The Play Therapy Asia Conference (PTAC) is the first to be organized since Play Therapy emerged as a distinct profession in 2013 when the Professional Standards Authority, who oversee the statutory regulation of health and social care in the UK accredited the Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists including practitioners in Asia. A Play Therapist needs many more skills that are additional to talking therapies.
Our research covering over 30 countries where our registrants use our integrative holistic model shows that between 77% and 83% of children show a positive change.
Please join your colleagues to share your experience of practicing with Asian children and learn from Dr. Joyce Mills and other highly experience practitioners and trainers. I hope you will have a great time.
Monika Jephcott, President of PTI (Play Therapy International)