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One-day Introductory Course

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

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 The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin and The Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork
Award Certificate of Attendance
Duration One day
Provider APAC
Fees 190
Dates TBC

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
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