Park Seon Joo

Park Seon Joo is certified Theraplay therapist from Aug. 2011 and also one of the first Theraplay Therapists in Korea who were accredited by the SunShine Circle Leaders.   

She has been working at the Child Care Center for last 20 years and applied Sunshine Circle Theraplay theory and skills in the field and also experienced efficacy of Sunshine Circle and Theraplay. 

She opened her own Theraplay and Children Counseling Center in Nov. 2014 and is now mainly focused on Theraplay for Autistic Child.  


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Seyoung Kim

Ph.D

served as the president of the Korean Association of Theraplay. She is a certified Theraplay Trainer, Supervisor and Practitioner. She has studied child welfare and psychotherapy at Sookmyung Women’s University. She’s a clinical director of the Playful Healing Counseling Center in Seoul, South Korea. She’s interested in ASD and adaptive disorder child Theraplay. In the main reserch, there is “Action Research on the Parent Training based Theraplay for Children with Developmental Disabilities”.


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Shin Hyun Jung

Ph.D.

is a Professor and researcher of social welfare at Yeon Sung University. She is a member of the Alliance for Theraplay in South Korea board of directors, and a Theraplay supervisor in training.


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Hyunjung Shin

Ph.D.

is a certified Theraplay Practitioner and Trainer. She earned a Ph.D studying social welfare, child welfare, and child psychotherapy at Ewha and Sookmyung University. She has been interested in phenomenology and interaction, and has published qualitative research (“General transmission in nurturing that have experienced as child counselor-mother” et al.) She is a trainer for Gestalt therapy for children and adolescents, and a professor and dean of student counseling center of Yeonsung University in South Korea.


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Miwa Takai

MA

is a Certified Theraplay Practitioner and Trainer. Miwa received her bachelor’s degree at the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, Japan, in early childhood education and worked as a Kindergarten teacher. She received a master’s degree and is completing a doctoral degree at Sookmyung Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea, in child psychotherapy. Miwa worked at the Theraplay Counseling Center in Seoul, Korea and at a center for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Sapporo, Japan. In 2011, Miwa opened the Theraplay Counseling Center Tokyo. [email protected]


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Angela Siu

PhD, RCP, CPT-S, RPT-S

is a Certified Theraplay® Practitioner and Supervisor. She is our first Theraplay Trainer in Hong Kong. She has extensive experience working with children and families in various education and clinical settings in Canada as well as in Hong Kong. She started to apply Theraplay principles in her work after her first Theraplay training in 1995 in Canada. Angela is currently serving as an associate professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has written book chapters on using Theraplay for young children with diverse needs. She also co-edited the book titled Play Therapy in Asia. She has published research studies on Theraplay in the International Journal of Play Therapy. She is working on integrating elements of music into Theraplay for children with social-emotional difficulties. Angela is the recipient of the Ann Jernberg Award of 2018. She can be reached at [email protected]


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