Introduction to Play Therapy Public Training €35

Play Therapy

This workshop is suitable for those wanting to develop their understanding of the use of Play Therapy and its techniques.

Play is a child's natural medium to learn, communicate and explore their world. Play Therapy allows children to explore feelings and make sense of and recover from difficult life experiences in a safe and trusting environment. Play Therapy helps children understand confused feelings and upsetting events. Rather than having to explain what is troubling them, as adult therapy usually expects children use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace.

Play Therapy helps children work through emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and helps address family problems. It uses the medium of play, rather than talk, to help the child learn to express themselves, explore and make sense of the world in which they live and resolve any difficult or painful experiences.

Course Tutor

Pauline Kiernan M.A. (Psych), Dip. Play Therapy

The Introduction to Play Therapy workshop covers:
  1. An Introduction to Play – characteristics, stages and types of Play
  2. The Meaning of Play
  3. The Basic Principles of Play Therapy
  4. The Therapeutic Powers of Play – How Play works as a Therapeutic medium
  5. Types of Therapeutic Interventions
  6. Personal Identity and Developmental stages of Play
  7. Referral and The Play Therapy Process
  8. The Play Therapy Room and Materials
Course Duration and Delivery

Inservice Training Public Training This is a 2.5h course when delivered as Inservice Training or Public Training Event.