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A range of management consultancy services to support other professionals and organisations who work with children are available from Play Therapy Canada (PTC).  These include:

Training & Education

Management Consultancy

Human Resources

Project  Management

Systems Services

For more information regarding a specific assignment please contact Tonia Crittenden, 633 Colborne Street, LL Suite 100, London, Ontario, N6B 2V3 - Tel: 519 318 9200

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Training & Education

A complete range of in-house training and education programmes are available from PTCaccredited organisations.

These include:

  • Half day introductory seminars

  • 1, 2 and 3 day workshops - Introductions to Therapeutic Play

  • A series of 2 and 3 day modular programmes leading to a Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills

  • A series of 2 and 3 day modular programmes leading to a Diploma in Therapeutic Play Skills

Normally a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 participants is required.  Costs range from CDN$ xxxx per person per day depending upon numbers, location and content.

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Management Consultancy Services

If you are responsible for strategic decisions in children's emotional, behaviour or mental health areas PTC offers a range of management consultancy services:

  • Situation appraisals of existing services to identify strengths and weaknesses

  • Evaluation of alternative service delivery models to optimise the quality of care with the use of human and financial resources

  • Integration of childrens psychology based services with others (eg educational objectives, physical health services, family services etc)

  • Identifying and dealing with priorities

  • Development of strategic and operational plans

  • Plans to handle social exclusion and unauthorised absences problems

  • Preparation of financial plans and budgets

  • Quality management and clinical governance

PTC uses consultants who have international experience of advising local and national government departments upon the use of play therapy.

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Human Resource Services

Human resource planning of psychology based services for children using Play Therapy International's  Profession Structure Model (PSM), incorporating a competency framework:

  • Establishment planning

  • Preparation of job descriptions*

  • Recruitment & selection services

  • Remuneration policy

  • Performance appraisal

  • Identification of training needs

  • Learning management

  • Planning and provision of special training events

* Ask for our check list to help you to prepare a job description for a Play Therapist or for a post involving the use of therapeutic play. 

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Project Management

PTC's consultants have considerable experience of:

  • Assessing service needs

  • Evaluating alternative service delivery models

  • Setting up and establishing a service

  • Setting up and establishing a play/creative arts therapy centre

  • Identifying and monitoring performance standards

  Systems Services
  • Identifying the needs and specifying the systems requirements for childrens services including systems audit

  • Selection and/or provision of software for the administration and clinical governance of therapy services

  • Secure clinical data entry services


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