An Introduction to Play Therapy

CTC Training Course

Specialised Courses for Parents,  Carers and Professionals

An Introduction to Play Therapy

Live Online Course                                                             Course Fee: €30 

 Course Date: Details below

This live online course will provide participants with a great introduction into the world of Play Therapy.  This experiential workshop is a hands on, skill building session that will allow the participants to experience the therapeutic powers of play in action. The workshop will demonstrate non directive therapeutic play, explore play skills and how to set up a non-directive play session. A range of therapeutic play techniques will be engaged in which will encourage expression and communication. Adult led activities and therapeutic play tools will be explored. Relaxation and regulating activities will also be practiced and developed. Participants will learn how to use play as a communication method, explore creative ways to resource children and explore difficulties that they are experiencing in a child centered way. During the webinar participants will:

  • Experience the therapeutic powers of play in action.
  • Learn about non directive therapeutic play, explore necessary play skills and learn how to set up a non-directive play session.
  • Learn therapeutic play techniques which will encourage expression and communication.
  • Explore adult led activities and therapeutic play tools.
  • Learn about and practice  relaxation and regulating activities.

Participants are required to have the following tools.

Space and technology:

  • Sound cancelling headset or confidential room to participate in
  • A computer or other suitable device (e.g. i pad), ideally, but not essentially, with built in (or external) microphone, speaker and camera.
  • Uninterrupted internet connection

Note: Please only use one devise during each session – if you have difficulties with sound (microphone or volume) on computer, use of external microphone and/or speakers works better than adding a second devise.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Emer McDonagh
Lecturers
Qualifications:SIAPTP
Role:Lecturer

Emer holds an MA in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy and Play Therapy and a BA (HONS) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. She has extensive experience working with children who have experienced domestic violence and also with non residential parents and their children, maintaining and promoting quality contact. Emer has been involved in the Daphne III programme Responding to Child Parent Violence action research project, training in Non Violent Resistance and the Break 4 Change programme targeting services to families affected by Child Parent Violence. Emer has also completed Intensive Filial Therapy Training, and mindfulness training. Emer also provides a family support role with families affected by meningitis. She has developed a number of workshops to support adults such as “You, Your Thoughts & Your ACTions”, addressing stress and anxiety, “Don’t Just Survive, Thrive!, parenting children affected by Meningitis”. She has also developed and facilitated workshops to support whole families including “Reconnecting after Meningitis” and the sibling support workshop “Me Too!”. Emer has worked with the Brothers of Charity services and been involved in a number of Humanitarian aid projects in both Ethiopia and Peru. Currently Emer is in private practice at Acorns 2 Oaks Therapy Services and also provides trainings for professionals working with vulnerable children. Emer facilitates our Level 6 Therapeutic Play Skills Certificate in Galway and also works as a CTC supervisor.

Cancellations: The full fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellations within 2 weeks of the event, You may nominate another eligible person to take your place – simply notify us and provide us with their contact details.

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