Miwa Takai


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, RegPsychol. (Clin), CPT-S, RPT-S

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. In 2006, she was certified as a Theraplay Practitioner. She is currently serving as an assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Angela has written a chapter on using Theraplay for Chinese families in Applications of Family and Group Theraplay by Evangeline Munns. She has also published research studies on Theraplay in the International Journal of Play Therapy.

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