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Post-qualifying Courses for Therapists

These post-qualifying courses are designed for those who already hold a qualification in counselling, psychotherapy, play therapy or psychology. They are designed for therapists who wish to engage in training that will enable them to extend their practice to a new age range of clients, introduce a creative dimension, or offer a new service as part of their practice. See details of additional course in the section on Short Courses: Advanced Level.

Legal Issues for Psychotherapists, Play Therapists, and Counsellors 2020 (20th April 2020) 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.

Diploma in Creative Supervision (November 2019- July 2020)

Creative Supervision includes the use of action methods and creative approaches in the supervision of therapists and other staff involved in clinical work with clients of all ages, utilising a variety of theoretical frameworks, and in a variety of circumstances. These strategies will also prove useful in the mentoring and consultative roles that are part and parcel of many professional lives. This course focuses on utilising new and innovative approaches utilising the creative arts, lateral thinking, and playful activities in the supervision process.

MA Creative Psychotherapy (Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy)

This is the first accredited programme of its kind here in Ireland to offer advanced entry to qualified play therapists who wish to undertake advanced studies in psychotherapy with a major emphasis on the practice of play therapy, to complete professionally validated psychotherapist training, and to gain an internationally recognised academic MA award. Suitably qualified and experienced play therapists are eligible for advanced entry to year 3 of this four-year part-time experiential and eclectic training that is comprised of personal development, theoretical, practical and skills development components.

Dates not set for following course/s:

Cancer: Shining a Light on Working with Children and Families Affected by Cancer,   €110

This workshop is part of a series of training events which support this diversification of practice by play therapists and other suitably qualified professionals, including teachers, psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, early years teachers, family support workers, nurses, and project workers. It is a one day intensive workshop, facilitated by Edel Lawlor, designed specifically to help participants work with and/or support children affected by cancer, including children and teenagers living with cancer, cancer survivors and children who have a family member with cancer.