& Training

Elsa has always been a firm believer in sharing knowledge on contemporary topics and intervention strategies. She has therefore been presenting practical, hands-on workshops and seminars to therapists, teachers and parents on different topics regarding therapy and parenting. In 2014 the Playroom Academy was established as part of the Elsa Struwig Centre and is providing high quality training to different professionals in mental health, teachers and parents. The centre applies for CPD points at both SACSSP and HPCSA for all training provided to health care professionals.

We provide training and workshops for professionals, parents and children:

Special experiential workshops are presented on treatment protocol with a specific focus. One workshop will be presented each month.


At the centre we offer parental guidance and support groups where parents gain insight into their children’s world. These groups offer support in parenting and discipline styles and strengthens the parent-child bond. The centre also presents seminars on various parenting topics, like ADHD, Anxiety and Discipline.


During the school holidays we run holiday programs for the children. These programs address specific focus areas and children are required to work within a team setting. This social aspect of the program has an additional benefit in that children develop and practice their social skills and experience belonging within their peer groups.



Two Part Workshop Series presented by Elsa Struwig & Charmaine van der Spuy
DATES: 15 – 17 Aug 2019 (Part 1); 31 Oct – 2 Nov 2019 (Part 2)
COST: R3500 per workshop
LOCATION: Oosterlig NG Church, Constantia Park, Pretoria

Drawing from the concepts of interpersonal neurobiology throughout the workshop series, the benefits of viewing play interactions from the perspectives of the power of attunement, neural integration, healthy attachment, and the development of resilience and general well-being become clear.
During this first workshop, the new and most recent research on the trauma spectrum will be discussed. In order to treat trauma in children effectively, a therapist must not only understand the neurological foundation of trauma but also the play circuitry in the brain and the nervous system. There principles will receive extensive attention.
During the second workshop different approaches to therapy will be discussed, as well as how these approaches and theories are combined to result in the Sensori-Somatic Play Intervention. We will look at different types of trauma and how to address it effectively. Relevant case studies will be discussed throughout both the workshops.


Please complete this registration form and fax/e-mail your proof of payment to (086) 6339022 or

Payment must be made by direct bank deposit, to:
The Play Room Academy
Standard Bank
Cheque Account: 370298071
Castle Walk: 014645

Ensure that your proof of payment reflects CPD, your name and the date of the CPD you are paying for e.g. CPD, W.A. Smith – 30 July.

Once we receive both sets of information your registration will be completed.

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Therapy is an investment that enriches and enhances quality of life that has been altered by different variables for example trauma (e.g. medical procedures, violence and abuse), loss, change or any other psychosocial difficulty.


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  • 609 January Masilela Dr, Constantia Park, Pretoria, 0181
  • +27 12 998 6661
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