* Dear Play Therapy enthusiasts,
our website has now been relocated to the following address:
Please visit the site for updates and news about Philplay.
Thank you!

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to the website of the
Philippine Association
for Child and Play Therapy

Philplay was set up in July, 2009, with the goal of:

Promoting the value of 
play therapy, 
credentialed play therapists. 


Play therapy has been practiced and researched for many years in other countries.   

Here in the Philippines,  Dr. Ma. Lourdes A. Carandang pioneered the practice of play therapy in the early 80’s.  Since then, through her practice, teaching and training of therapists, she has championed the Filipino children’s innate wisdom and capacity to lead their own healing process.  

This began the professional practice of play therapy in the Philippines. 

What is Play?

"Play is the child’s most natural medium of expression. 

I dare say that it is the child’s natural way of being.

The child has an innate ability to play. He does not have to learn it from anyone.

.... Play gives the child a sense of power over his environment.

It is an antidote to helplessness and depression because it is empowering. 

Play is the time and space to be.  Playing gives the glorious sensation of autonomy, of freedom. 

It is deeply satisfying.  As it is with children, so it is with adults.  Simply, we all need to play.”


Board of Incorporators

Founding Chairperson       
Dr. Ma. Lourdes A. Carandang

                                        Officers 2011 - 2012

PresidentMarisa V. Marin, MA 
Vice President
Beatrix Aileen Laguisma-Sison, MA
Ma. Teresa (Tess) Aguilar, MA   
Ma. Blesila  (Bless) D. de Asis, MA         
Public Relations Officer & Membership Committee Head
Washington Christopher C. Garcia, PhD 
Board MembersRizason (Riza) Go Tian-Ng, MA
Christopher Franz (Chris) A. Carandang, MA
Queenie Romina Cezar, MA
Maria Louise (Liza) Triviño-Dey, MA
Priscilla (Peachy) Gonzalez-Fernando, MA

Download our Brochure here!

If you'd like a copy of the information on this page, please feel free to download the Philplay brochure below. :)
MLAC et al,
30 Jan 2012, 06:59