Play Therapy Training

Professional Workshops

LEGO® BASED THERAPY TRAINING

Date: 2nd September 2017
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Edgehill College, 9 Lennoxvale, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BY
Trainer: Play Therapy NI
Fee : £150.00

Details

Lego®-based therapy is a social development programme for young people with autism spectrum disorders or related social communication difficulties. Young people work together to build Lego® models and through this have the opportunity to develop social skills such as turn taking, collaboration and social communication. The training equips you to deliver Lego®-based therapy in your school, clinical or community setting.

What does the training cover?
• Theory and principles of Lego® Based Therapy
• Practical application of running Lego® Based therapy and clubs
• Monitoring progress in group
• Promoting social skills
• Using Lego® in play therapy and other therapeutic support with

Who is it suitable for?
Anyone who wishes to set up and run a Lego® Based therapy group and those who want to use Lego® more widely working therapeutically with children.
• Play therapists
• Teaching assistants
• Teachers / SENCOs
• Students
• Any professionals with an interest in ASD or other social communication difficulties
• Parents/ carers

Maximum number of places available: 24

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Professional Workshops

Creative Ways of Working Therapeutically With Children

Date: 23rd September 2017
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Edgehill College, 9 Lennoxvale, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BY
Trainer: Play Therapy NI
Fee : £95

Details
This one day workshop will assist participants to understand the benefits of creativity and playfulness in directive work with children and their families. Emphasis will be placed on exploration of practical strategies that help engage clients and facilitate client motivation.

Innovative directive activities will be presented to address issues such as anger management, social skills, stress reduction, and self-esteem. Participants will come away with many new and creative techniques for use with clients from preschoolers to teens.

Maximum number of places available: 22

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Professional Workshops

Introduction to Non-Directive Play Therapy

Date: 28th April 2017
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Thatched Cottage, Derry Craft Village, Shipquay Street,  Derry/Londonderry BT48 6AR
Trainer: Play Therapy NI
Fee : £110.00

Date: 10th June 2017
Time: 9.15am – 4.30pm
Venue: Edgehill College, 9 Lennoxvale, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BY
Trainer: Play Therapy NI
Fee : £110.00

Details
Play Therapy is a method of helping children with behaviour, emotional, social and mental health problems to help themselves. Play is the child’s natural medium of self expression and it’s essential for their development. It provides an opportunity to ‘play out‘ their feelings and problems

This course is run in partnership with APAC and PTUK. Please see www.playtherapy.org.uk

Rationale & Goals for Workshop
Participants will gain:
An understanding of children’s emotions and behaviour and how they communicate these through symbolic play and other creative mediums.
An understanding of the therapeutic relationship, and how this impacts upon the therapist.
An opportunity to experience first hand some non-directive Play Therapy techniques.
An opportunity to find out if the non directive techniques are something you would like to use in your current practice or would like to add to your skill.

Who this Workshop is intended for?
An Introduction to Play Therapy will be of interest to counsellors, social workers, teachers, early childhood educators, psychotherapists, psychologists, creative art therapists, and others who work with children, as well as students and professionals who want to be trained in these skills.

Click here to obtain a booking form: info@playtherapyni.co.uk

Parent Workshops

Healing Your Child’s Emotional Wounds

Date: To Be Arranged
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Edgehill College, 9 Lennoxvale, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BY
Trainer: Play Therapy NI
Fee : £95

Details
From time to time every child experiences something frightening, sad or painful.

Difficult feelings can sometimes linger and resurface. These days there is so much information available about what helps children develop – but sometimes this information can be a little scary. We feel ever more pressured as parents to ‘get it right’.

There are simple but very powerful steps we can take as parents to help our children to heal from the wounds and disappointments life sometimes brings. How do we help our children to heal, grow and move through?

Who is this workshop for? 
Parents, grandparents, or other carers.

Workshop Topics
We will look at topics such as:
Healing hurts.
Helping babies, toddlers, children and adolescents with their BIG emotions.
Helping children at the heart level – even when there are painful circumstances beyond our control.
Dealing with anger and blame.
Parent-guilt: why we feel guilty sometimes, and how to let go and open up to learning new ways of relating.

This workshop offers a supportive environment that combines experiential learning with other parents that are also facing similar challenges to you. As you are in a group environment, you benefit from learning as others are practicing and asking questions, through group and paired exercises and by feeling supported in the shared group experience.

The workshop is adult only and plenty of relaxing and recharging is involved along with the transformational work.

Further Training

Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills

Please contact: Play Therapy UK, The Coach House, Belmont Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1BP
Telephone: 01825 761143

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