Kristin Rucks


A qualified Play Therapist with a Bachelor Degree in Education and Early Childhood Studies and a Master in Play Therapy. Kristin has over 15 years’ experience working with children and their families in the family home environment, in schools, early childhood settings, in CAMHS (child mental health services), and at one of the largest play therapy specialist centres in Sydney. I have also been part of the academic team at Deakin University, marking student assignments for the MA in Play Therapy. As of this year, I will be teaching two units
in child development at a higher education institute. Originally from Germany, I gained most of my professional experience in the UK and Australia.


  • BA Education with Early Childhood Studies (2012)
  • MA Play Therapy (2014)
  • Certificate in Sand Play Therapy (2014)
  • Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) A Filial Therapy Model by Dr Landreth (2014)
  • Animal-assisted Therapy (in process)


  • VIT – Teacher Registration VIC
  • NESA – Teacher Registration NSW
  • APPTA accreditation as Play Therapist