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  • 02
    October 2, 2021

    Online: Using Play and Creative Approaches when Working with Adolescents

    10:00 -16:45
    October 2, 2021

    You can chose to pay only a €50 deposit now, with the remainder automatically charged three weeks prior to the course begining.

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  • 09
    October 9, 2021

    ONLINE COURSE: Play Therapy Techniques

    10:00 -17:00
    October 9, 2021

    This is an online course, so participants are required to have: a headset or confidential room to participate in, a computer or other suitable device (e.g. iPad) ideally with a microphone & camera, and uninterrupted wi-fi connection.

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    Facilitator:

    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.

  • 13
    October 13, 2021

    Building Inner Besties: Strategies to Boost Children’s Self-concept and Self- Esteem

    19:30 -21:00
    October 13, 2021

    This is an online course, so participants are required to have: a headset or confidential room to participate in, a computer or other suitable device (e.g. iPad) ideally with a microphone & camera, and uninterrupted wi-fi connection.

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  • 21
    October 21, 2021

    4 Part Online Course: The Regulation Tool-Kit

    19:30 -21:00
    October 21, 2021
  • 23
    October 23, 2021

    Online Course: 'From messy play to monsters'

    14:00 -17:00
    October 23, 2021
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