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LEGO based therapy training for professionals

Professional development (PD) Auckland, Waikato, Wellington

Posted: 04 May 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAKJs

New Zealand and Australia's only licensed Play Included (formerly known as Brick 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.

Upon completion of this one day workshop delegates will be accredited by Play Included, endorsed by the Autism Research Centre at University of Cambridge and LEGO Foundation, and have access to downloadable resources to set up their own LEGO-based therapy groups.

Dr. Camilla Nguyen is a specialist Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist who runs LEGO-based therapy groups with children across Auckland. She has had more than 15 years of expert knowledge in the area of autism, both clinically and academically. 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. Dr Camilla was recently featured in the launch video between Play Included and LEGO foundation to help upscale this programme internationally. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ61aOZpCzQ

Registrations are now open, please visit www.buildingmindspsychology.com 

Events summary

Waikato

21 May 2021 – 21 May 2021

Wellington

14 June 2021 – 14 June 2021

Auckland

21 June 2021 – 21 June 2021

Further information

Contact: Camilla Nguyen

 (027) 300 6288

camilla@buildingmindpsychology.com

www.buildingmindpsychology.com