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Australasian Pacific Play Therapy Conference - Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Event number: 18847
18 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Dr Sue Bratton (USA), Mr Claudio Mochi (Italy), and a host of other international and national speakers and workshop presenters on Play Therapy

Play Therapy Conference 

Follow the Yellow Brick Road - Celebrating Ten Years of APPTA


Who Should Attend?

Join with other psychologists and mental health professionals who work with children to share advancements in play therapy and learn from experts in the field.


Conference Themes

Conference presentations, workshops and posters will be arranged around the following 'Wizard Of Oz' themes:

Dorothy – Theme of Home

Hope, foster care, homelessness, adoption, out-of home-care, refugee and asylum seekers, displacement, systemic work, community- based work, cultural considerations.


Lion – Theme of Courage

Self esteem, resilience, self-confidence, managing adversity.


 Scarecrow – Theme of Mind

Cognition, metacognition, neuroscience, self-belief, research, theory of mind.


Tin Man – Theme of Heart

Attachment, therapeutic relationships, love, friendship, filial bonds.



Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr Sue Bratton (USA)


Sue Bratton, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S is Director of the UNT Center for Play Therapy and Professor at the University of North Texas with over 20 years of experience as a university professor, researcher, and clinician. Dr. Bratton is a nationally and internationally known speaker and author with more than 60 publications in the area of child counseling, play therapy, trauma, expressive arts, and Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). 


Mr Claudio Mochi  (Italy)


Claudio Mochi is a licensed Psychologist and expert in emergency and disaster mental health, including the use of clinical/community psychology and play therapy in post-disaster situations. As a Psychologist, he has worked in Italy in various rehabilitation and foster care programs for children. In the emergency field, he earned a Master's in Psychological Disaster and cooperated for a long time with the Italian Red Cross as supervisor of the Roma and Orte psychological emergency teams which he coordinated during the earthquake of Molise in 2002.




Online registration


Novotel Sydney Rockford
17 Little Pier Street
Haymarket, NSW 2000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 13/8/2017
End date: 15/8/2017
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm


Sunday Master Class 1/2 Day $160

Regular Price 2 days $690

Regular Price 1 day $400

Discounts apply for Students, Members and Organisations (when registering over 5 staff).


Australasian Pacific Play Therapy Association
The Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association is a not for profit organisation that works to support and promote the profession of play therapy. APPTA is the peak professional body for Play Therapists in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region.
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