PhilPlay announces the next Basic Play Therapy Workshop 1


If you are interested to learn and experience the Child-Directed Play Therapy Approach to working with children, join us this June 13-15 at the Function Room of the University Dormitory of the Ateneo de Manila University.
Anyone that works with children are welcome to attend. Get in touch with us and avail of early bird promo, till May 16 only.

Mapaglarong Buhay: a talk by PhilPlay president


We kicked off our 10th year with a talk given at the 14th POPMH Batangas Annual Provincial Convention with the theme “Understanding Psychotherapy: Discovering Strengths Beyond the Blues” last March 9 at Batangas Sate University in Batangas City.

What happens when life toys with us, plays cruel tricks on us? How do children–the most vulnerable members of our society–cope when disaster strikes, when they experience trauma, loss, neglect, abuse of different kinds, bullying?

In “Mapaglarong Buhay: The Importance of Play to Children’s Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being,” Dr. Wash Garcia talked about play as the children’s most natural way of making sense of the world and adjusting to problems or difficulties they encounter. He discussed how colleagues in the helping profession can utilize play therapy to help children improve their coping skills and enhance their resiliency.

Our thanks to the Phil Mental Health Association Lipa-Batangas Chapter (PMHA), the Psychological Organization for the Promotion of Mental Health (POPMH) and their 12 Batangas university partners for their interest and warm welcome. Mabuhay po kayong lahat!!! 🤗


PhilPlay prepares for 10th anniversary

PhilPlay is happy to partner with St. Paul University Quezon City for our 10th Anniversary Celebration!!!

On August 3, the G.A. in the morning will be highlighted by a talk to be given by our beloved founder & mentor, Dr Honey Carandang.

In the afternoon, we’ll have simultaneous workshops on expressive therapies.

Save the date! Details and invitation to follow.

Thank you, Sr. Kate Zamayla for joining us in this endeavor & for supporting our advocacy!FB_IMG_1553811901191