PhilPlay announces Basic Play Therapy Workshop 1 and 2 for 2020

PhilPlay launches the 2020 workshops beginning with the Basic Play Therapy Workshop 1 this coming April 16-18, 2020 at the Function room of the University Dormitory of the Ateneo de Manila University. Come and meet Dr. Honey Carandang who will introduce participants to the basic principles of the Child- directed play therapy. This 3 day workshop allows participants to have a personal and experiential approach to learning the expressive modes of play therapy.

After the BPT 1, PhilPlay continues on to Basic Play Therapy Workshop 2 as the next step to being a certified play therapist. Participants submit a short video of themselves conducting play therapy with a child and this video will be presented for learning session. BPT1 attendance is a must. This is a 2-day workshop and is equally as experiential as the first one. Venue is the same as BPT 1.

So come on and join our workshops and learn to do play therapy!

For more information, check our FB page.

“And… That’s a wrap!”

PhilPlay wrapped up its 10th anniversary with a Basic Play Therapy Workshop last November 14-16, 2019 in The Aerie of the University Dormitory, Ateneo de Manila University.

The group of 7 participants met with our mentor and founder, Dr. Honey Carandang. They also had very engaging discussions with Dr. Wash Garcia, our president, facilitators Uzi de Leon, Marisa Marin, and Tito Tom Batalla.

Watch out for 2020 when PhilPlay prepares for supervision of play therapists, more workshops, and more play time.

Participants enjoying their playful activity

PhilPlay announces last workshop for 2019

PhilPlay offers BPT1 for 2019

We would like to invite everyone to our last offering for 2019. PhilPlay announces our flagship workshop to be offered this November 14-16, 2019 to be held at the Function Room B of the University Dormitory of the Ateneo de Manila University. Regular fees are P12,000. Come and meet our founder and mentor, Dr. Honey Carandang.

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PhilPlay celebrates 10 years!

Last August of 2019, PhilPlay capped its 10 years with a free talk by our mentor and founding president, Dr. Honey Carandang.

That afternoon, PhilPlay offered three simultaneous workshops on art, music, and dance. Workshop facilitators were Albert Dimarucut, Marisa Marin, and Nina Libatique.

PhilPlay would like to thank St. Paul’s College Quezon City for their support of the 10th anniversary year of PhilPlay.

PhilPlay wraps up BPT2

PhilPlay recently offered the Basic Play Therapy Workshop 2 to five participants. This was concluded this Oct 11-12, 2019 at The Aerie of the University Dormitory of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Participants are now looking forward to supervised play therapy.

Up next,Basic Play Therapy 1 for this November. Please register if interested. You can follow us on Facebook for details.

PhilPlay announces Basic Play Therapy Workshops 1 and 2 for 2019

It has really been a busy year for Philplay as we conducted free workshops this 2019 to commemorate our 10th year. 

To cap off this year, PhilPlay offers Basic Play Therapy Workshops 1 and 2. BPT1 will be on October 11-12, 2019. BPT2 will be on November 14-16, 2019. Venues are both in the campus of Ateneo de Manila University

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Save the dates!

PhilPlay celebrates 10 years!


Now and then, words fail us. Words are unable to fully capture our deepest sentiments and the complexity of our experience. Children, because of their still-developing language skills, may be particularly prone to this problematic situation where they cannot directly or clearly communicate what they feel.

But art, music and dance can just as effectively capture our thoughts and feelings, if not actually more so. The expressive arts has long been regarded as the language of the soul. Freed from the evaluative judgment of the analytical mind and the restrictions posed by words, the person is able to get in touch with his inner self in a raw, natural and authentic way. This frequently leads to more meaningful reflections and better insight.

Join us during our G.A. and experience how through some select activities, one modality of expressive arts (whether it’s art, music or dance) can facilitate self-knowledge, self-understanding and self-acceptance. Choose a workshop and allow yourself to be free, mindful and creative.

PhilPlay offered 22nd workshop on Basic Play Therapy 1


PhilPlay offered the 22nd workshop to a group 15 participants last June 13 to 15, 2019 at the Aerie of the University Dormitory of the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.

Dr. Honey Carandang was on board to give the participants an introduction to the principles of child-directed play therapy. Dr. Washington Garcia, Ms. Marisa Marin, Ms. Uzi de Leon, and Tito Tom Batalla completed the roster of therapists who joined the participants to have fun, learn the modalities of play therapy, and how to inculcate the practice into their lives.

To the 22nd batch, congrats on completing the workshop and have fun playing for the rest of your lives.

PhilPlay conducts Basic Play Therapy Workshop 2 last May 3-4, 2019

Summer just got more exciting with our new BPT2 graduates from the recent May 3-4 run!


Maka, JR, Chester, Charlo, Sr Camille & Eliza join the ranks of our next generation play therapists, eager to learn, willing to open themselves to others, and showing a big heart for children.

PhilPlay will explore ways to continue providing you with the needed training and supervision.

“Play therapy is the journey of the child towards healing,
and the therapist towards self-discovery”
– Prince Charlo N. Baga

The next BPT2 run is tentatively scheduled for June. Email us if you are interested so we can add you to the list of would-be participants.

10th year anniversary: 2nd stop in Bacolod City

We continue our 10th year celebration with a seminar-workshop in Bacolod City last April 26 & 27!

Ms. Aileen L. Sison & Ms. Uzi A. de Leon talked about “The Use of Play in Positive Discipline” to the staff of Kalipay Negrense Foundation, an organization that cares for neglected, abused, and abandoned children and youth in Negros Occidental.

The talk was followed by a consultative workshop for the staff, both of which were conducted at the Kalipay office in Bacolod City. The following day, a movement therapy session for children ages 9-12 y/o was held at the Recovered Treasures Home, a center run by the foundation in Bago City.

Madamu nga salamat to Kalipay Negrense Foundation for their warm welcome and support! Special thanks goes to Ms. Chabeli Cosculluela, resident psychologist of the center, who arranged for and made all of these possible.

Mabuhay kayong lahat!