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​​​ The Red Shoe Centre presents several exciting play interventions workshops during 2021.  DO NOT MISS OUT!  The focus of training is on professional and personal growth in a playful way.  All workshops are full of experiences that will change your life for ever!  If you are interested in improving your therapeutic skills when counseling children and want to learn how to apply play interventions, these workshops are for you! Come and meet your own inner child - find out what healing this child need and give this back to the world!

In-person workshops

Dates for 2021

Introductory play intervention workshop (play interventions with children with mild to moderate emotional challenges)

Durban 24-27 March 2021

Johannesburg 8-11 April 2021

Bloemfontein 28 April - 1 May 2021

Cape Town 1-4 December 2021

Advanced play interventions workshop (play interventions with traumatised children and children with attachment problems)

Bloemfontein 28 June - 2 July 2021

Johannesburg 5 - 9 July 2021

Cape Town 6-10 December 2021

Interventions for parents as part of child and adolescent therapy

Bloemfontein 24-25 February 2021

Sand tray  and art interventions

Bloemfontein 23-28 August 2021

Johannesburg 30 August -4 September 2021

Creative interventions with traumatised adolescents

Bloemfontein 26-27 February 2021

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Online training opportunities


Red Shoe Play Therapy Skills Development

Monthly 90 minutes online presentations via zoom

Online workshop programme 2021


Practical skills to support children with trauma symptoms

21-22 January 2021 (online)

Assessing structure and process in play therapy and assessment through children's drawings (the what and how) online

20 January 2021

12 May 2021

15 September 2021

Online introductory play interventions work-


1-6 February 2021

7-12 June 2021

11-16 October 2021

Online advanced play interventions work-shop

15-20 February 2021

19-24 July 2021

25-30 October 2021

Online sand tray and applied sand tray interventions

8-12 March 2021

24-28 May 2021

8-12 November 2021

Online interventions for assisting parents during child and adolescent therapy

12-13 February 2021

13-14 May 2021

16-17 September 2021




Thank you for another wonderful play therapy workshop.  I just soaked in every bit of information

This was an incredible experience

The opportunity was eye-opening to the daily realities of wounded children

The method of teaching integrated theory, with practical techniques and a lot of practical case examples

This was a wonderful and life-changing workshop

The workshop equipped me with sound knowledge, insight and skills on how to support children on their healing journey

The presenter's approach and real life experiences are very refreshing

Examples are real and prove the positive power of play therapy 

These workshops can be attended by professionals in the field of child therapy and counselling,  such as social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, counselors, art therapists, teachers and nurses, as well as students in these fields.