One-day Introductory Course

This course has been accredited by Play Therapy International (PTI).

APAC has run our MA in Practice Based Play Therapy programme at All Hallows Dublin for eight years, lately in partnership with the National University of Ireland. The announcement that All Hallows will cease recruiting students for their own courses has no impact on our Play Therapy courses which will continue in Dublin and Galway as normal.

An Introduction to Play Therapy

Designed For Anyone interested in using play therapy or developing their skills in working with children. Also for those wishing to make a career decision. This is an excellent opportunity to discover if you would enjoy play therapy work and to acquaint yourself with APAC’s training methods.

It is at stage 1 of the PTIrl four stage training model

Synopsis The course introduces mainly non-directive play techniques based upon the humanistic model of Carl Rogers and the work of Virginia Axline, Mark Barnes, Rachel Pinney and Violet Oaklander. We will be outlining different techniques in play therapy. Participants will experience non-directive play therapy for themselves through sandtray work and a dip into the main skills (art, music, movement and storytelling). We will also cover employment opportunities and training requirements for working therapeutically with children
Venue Marino Conference Centre, Dublin, Carnloch Court Training Centre, Cork and other locations upon request
Award Certificate of Attendance
Duration One day
Provider APAC
Fees 190

Bed and breakfast is available at the centre or in nearby attractive accommodation  (for night prior to course).

After successful application you can pay online at Play Therapy Shop
Dates TBA
Programme In the morning we will be introducing you to play therapy through the latest research, history, theoretical milestones, case histories. and experience some of the play therapy ‘tool-kit’ –  music, art, stories and creative visualisation.  In the afternoon you will experience: sandtray work as a client, therapist and observer.

We will also cover employment opportunities in working therapeutically with children and course requirements.

Faculty / Facilitators Selected course facilitators