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Short Courses: Advanced Level

Our advanced courses are suitable for professionals who already have secure foundations in the therapy field. They are designed to enhance the skill base of mental health professionals including qualified and trainee psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, play therapists, counsellors and others involved in direct therapeutic work with clients. These courses tend to be concerned with working with specific clinical issues, specific client groups or specific media or approaches.

Responding Therapeutically to Child Sexual Abuse (13th – 17th Mar 17) €500

In this course the process of disclosure, appropriate responses, and practical and therapeutic interventions will be explored. We will address issues involved in working with clients of all ages who have experienced child sexual abuse themselves or are attempting to support a loved one (adult or child) who has been affected.

Adlerian Play Therapy and Family Play Therapy (10th – 13th April 2017)  €550

We are delighted to welcome Terry Kottman, who “invented” Adlerian Play Therapy, to Ireland. This comprehensive four-day training covers the 4 phases of Adlerian play therapy, the theoretical constructions, practice issues, and lots of experiential learning. Terry’s renowned family play therapy method is the focus of the third and fourth day. Working with families, using play therapy, is such an important skill so this training will book out fast – don’t delay to claim a place!

The BASIC Ph Integrative Model of Resiliency and Coping (20th & 21st April 2017) Leixlip €240

A two day workshop, introducing work with and through stories for children and adults exposed to trauma, abuse, neglect or other psychological stress. BASIC Ph is a multi-model approach that identifies coping mechanisms and resilience factors. This experiential training addresses the theory behind, and provides practice in utilizing the advanced model as an assessment tool, to provide a framework for effective short-term crisis intervention therapy to restore effective coping, and to identify psychotherapeutic needs, for clients who have been overwhelmed by stress, trauma, or crisis situations. This is a unique opportunity to be trained first hand in the advanced use of the BASIC Ph model by its founder the internationally renowned Professor Mooli Lahad (Israel)

Legal Issues for Psychotherapists, Play Therapists, and Counsellors (22nd April 2017) Leixlip €130

An essential guide to all you need to know when working with children, adolescents and vulnerable adults. Content will focus on legal issues to consider when involved in therapy work with clients of all ages from childhood up, including consent, confidentiality, contracts, legislations, legal procedures, record keeping, and report writing.

From Messy Play to Monsters: A playful dance through Neuro-Dramatic Play and E-P-R  (26th June 2017) €110

This training (26th June 17) with Dr Sue Jennings (UK and Romania) will take us on a journey through Neuro-Dramatic Play and Embodiment-Projection-Role – Sue’s amazing paradigms that shape our understanding of children’s play, attachment formation and healing. This is your final chance to attend training with Dr Sue Jennings as she retires fully in 2017 after her full career and amazing contributions to the field.

Creative Therapy with Adolescents and Adults (9– 13th Oct 17) Ballymore €500

This training is suitable for qualified and student psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, play therapists and counsellors. It covers a range of creative interventions and approaches to facilitate therapy with young clients and with adults with whom talking therapy is not enough.