Faculty

Monika Jephcott - Chief Executive APAC
Monika Jephcott - Chief Executive APAC

The staff team, led by Monika Jephcott, is drawn from an International pool of professional psychological and play therapies educators which has been assembled over many years. Teaching staff are well-qualified, experienced, active practitioners in their field who also undertake research activities. All teaching staff are members of PTI/PTUK and are on the PTUK Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists website.

All members of the APAC faculty that teach the Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma, and MA tutors for overseas countries, are Associate Tutors of Leeds Beckett University, UK.

A list of faculty staff with brief career details is given below: 

Certificate and Diploma Course Tutors

Qualifications/Accreditations

Monika Jephcott

  • Programme Director
  • Clinical Director for APAC
  • Chief Executive APAC, PTUK
  • Elected President PTI
  • Consultant for Clinical Supervision and Play Therapy practice

 

  • Founding member of Play Therapy UK (PTUK)
  • 2001 PTI Award for contributions to the field of play therapy CE and founder of APAC

Jeff Thomas

  • Director of Administration, Communications & Systems
  • Director of Education Policies & Quality Management

 

  • FCIM, DipCIM
  • FISMM
  • Publisher of 'Play for Life'

Anne Ambler

  • Course director APAC, UK

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Clinical Supervisor (PTUK Senior Status)
  • Certified Filial Play Coach
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • MA Practice-based Play Therapy

Renate Andrews

  • Course director APAC, UK

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PG Dip. Counselling Children and Young People
  • Alcohol Focus Scotland Accredited Counsellor
  • Diploma in Training, SQA
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art

Alice Arianto

  • CE Play Therapy, Indonesia
  • Course director APAC, Indonesia

 

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Director College Allied Educator Indonesia
  • President of PTBI (Association of Play Therapy Indonesia)
  • Board of Directors YIPABK, Indonesia
  • MA Business Administration
  • Children, Adolescent and Adult Counsellor
  • Cand Psy.D, Doctorate in Group Psychotherapy, PSP, USA
  • Member of AGPA (American Group Psychotherapy Association)

Joaquin Blix

  • CE Play Therapy, Spain
  • Course director APAC, Spain

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Child Psychotherapist
  • European Certificate of Psychotherapy, with The European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP)

Kanella Boukouvala

  • CE Play Therapy, Greece
  • Course director APAC, Greece

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • MA Chemical Engineering
  • PG Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Strathclyde University 

Julie Burton

  • Overseas Training Co-ordinator (Asia and Australasia)
  • Senior Course Director APAC, International and UK

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor

Tonia Crittenden

  • CE Canada
  • Course director APAC, Canada

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • MA in Practice Based Play Therapy
  • Programme Director Adler Graduate School
  • Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)
  • BA Recreation Therapy Specialisation in Wilderness Therapy 

Lydia Farley

  • Course director APAC, UK

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor

Sue Harrison

  • Course director APAC, UK

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • MA Practice Based Play Therapy
  • Clinical Supervisor (PTUK Senior Status)

Wailee Kui

  • Course director APAC, Myanmar

 

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Baby Bonding Practitioner/Trainer
  • FloorTime/DIR™ Practitioner
  • MSc Development Economics

Kate Macairt

  • Senior Course director APAC, International and UK

 

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Diploma Integrative Sandplay (Alchemical)
  • DipEd, Brighton University

Karen O’Neill

  • Senior Course director APAC, International and UK

 

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • MA in Practice Based Play Therapy
  • Clinical Supervisor (PTUK Senior Status)
  • MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Supervisor (PTUK Senior Status)
  • Attachment Focused Therapist
  • Certificate in Education
  • Doctorate candidate: Psych 

Sabrina Persiano

  • Course director APAC, UK

 

  • MA in Practice Based Play Therapy
  • Diploma in Play Therapy

Yvonne Power

  • Course director APAC, Ireland and UK

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Degree in Social Studies in social care

Evelyn Saunders 

  • Senior Course director APAC, International and UK

 

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Social Worker

Emma Steadman

  • Senior Course director APAC, International and UK

 

 

  • MA, Practice Based Play Therapy
  • B,Ed (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University
  • Doctoral Student at Leeds Beckett University currently undertaking research 

Fidelma Twomey

  • Course director APAC, Ireland and UK

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • MA Business Studies, Dublin University
  • Higher Diploma Community and Youth Work, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
  • Project Team Leader

Jessica van Maanen

  • Course director APAC, UK

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy

Eunice Stagg

  • Sandplay course specialist

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Diploma in Sandplay Therapy Skills
  • Clinical Supervisor (PTUK Senior Status)

MA Tutor Team

Qualifications/Accreditations

Andrew Foster

  • Co-director MA Play Therapy Course

 

 

  • DPhil University of Oxford
  • Research Associate University of Leicester
  • Head of PG Studies, University of Chichester
  • External Examiner PG research students (several universities)

Julia Foster

  • Co-director MA Play Therapy Course

 

  • MA Psychotherapeutic Counselling, University of Brighton
  • Lecturer FE and HE colleges in UK

Sanjit Saraw

  • Co-director MA Play Therapy Course

 

  • HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist
  • DForensPsy University of Birmingham

Assistant Course Tutors

Aoife Kelly

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, UK

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy

Nina Ambroziak

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, UK/Poland

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Psychologist
  • Sensory Integration Therapist
  • Member of Polish Psychological Association
  • Member of Polish Association of Sensory Integration

Susannah Bradley

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, UK

 

  • MA in Practice Based Play Therapy
  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Certificate Clay Therapist

Chua Lay Har

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, Kuala Lumpur

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor

Natasha Conn

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, UK

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Certified Filial Play Coach
  • Diploma in play therapy
  • MA in practice based play therapy

Taimur (Tim) Hydari

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, Dubai

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy

Laura Kirkham

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, UK

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist

Marina Lim

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, Singapore

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Provisional Creative Arts and Play Clinical Supervisor
  • Provisional Filial Play Coach and Mentor
  • Executive Coordinator of PTSG
  • Founder of Creative Play Therapy
  • Baby Bonding & Parent Child Attachment Play Practitioner & Trainer
  • M.Ed. (NTU)

Ng Oi Kwan (Pandora)

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, Hong Kong SAR

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy

Caroline Peacock

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, UK

 

  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Early Year Practitioner
  • Provisional StoryPlay® Practitioner

Sherine Ramzy

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, UK/Egypt

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • MA Student Leeds Beckett
  • Ph.D. Counselling Psychology
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Registered Educational Assessor

Jacki Silva (Portugal)

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, Portugal

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PG Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
  • HDipEd, Johannesburg College of Education
  • Masters in Business Administration, University of Natal

Teoh Wai Lin, Christine

  • Assistant Course Director APAC, Malaysia

 

  • Diploma in Play Therapy
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