Professional Training in LEGO-based Therapy

Professional development (PD) Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Canterbury

Posted: 04 March 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA65J

New Zealand and Australia's only licensed Bricks for Autism trainer, Dr. Camilla Nguyen of Building Minds Psychology, is offering professionals the opportunity to become accredited in Lego-based therapy.

LEGO-based therapy is an evidence-based social skills programme for individuals on the autism spectrum and related social skills difficulties. LEGO-based therapy is highly structured and uses children’s own natural interests in LEGO to promote development of social communication and play.

This training is suitable for psychologists, teachers, RTLBs, social workers, counsellors, therapists, SLTs, OTs and other professionals who work with individuals with autism. Delegates will be accredited by Bricks for Autism, endorsed by Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, and have access to downloadable resources to set up their own LEGO-based therapy groups.

Dr. Camilla Nguyen is a Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist who runs LEGO-based therapy groups with children across Auckland. She has researched and collaborated with the pioneers of LEGO- based therapy Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and Dr Gina Gomez la Cuesta, as well as delivered extensive training to professionals in Lego-based therapy in New Zealand and overseas.

Next training dates:

  • Auckland –30 April, 9.30am–4pm
  • Christchurch – 21 May, 9.30am–4pm
  • Wellington – 22 May, 9.30am–4pm
  • Hamilton – 5 June, 9.30am–4pm
  • Auckland – 27 July, 9.30am–4pm.

For private workshops or training to be held in other cities in New Zealand & Australia, please contact Camilla at the contact details below.

Pricing: Early bird pricing is available at $210+GST (expires one month before the training date), Standard price $240+GST. Student pricing is also offered at $180+GST. Discounts are available if you are sending three or more delegates.

Registrations or any further questions can be made through the website: and/or email:

Events summary


30 April 2020 – 30 April 2020


21 May 2020 – 21 May 2020


22 May 2020 – 22 May 2020


05 June 2020 – 05 June 2020


27 July 2020 – 27 July 2020

Further information

Contact: Dr Camilla Nguyen

 (027) 300 6288