Galway: Play Therapy Techniques
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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.
Big feelings are a bit like waves. They can come unannounced and knock us right over. When one comes another often follows and they can quickly begin to swirl together. We certainly can’t stop big feelings from coming, for ourselves or our children and teens. But we can learn to manage them and begin to take control. We can learn to surf. We can teach our children to surf. Important lessons for us all! One of the biggest steps in this is simply naming those feelings. Name them to tame them. When you notice that your child is excited, angry, scared, nervous etc. simply say what you see! We don’t need to rush in to push the feeling away. We do need to acknowledge it, name it and offer soothing support. When those waves knock us over cuddles can certainly help. It can be the same with big feelings!
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We have one space remaining in Saturday’s intensive CPD workshop. This is an ideal CPD day for any therapists looking to gain new skills in involving parents and carers in the therapy process. Check out www.childrenstherapycentre.ie for full details, and to book in. Or pop me an email at email@example.com. ... See more
Creativity and Politics! As talk of the upcoming election spreads, and campaign posters pop up all over our cities and counties, our children will be thinking and talking about what this whole election thing is all about! My own children have been really taken by the emerging posters. As a result we have been having lots of chats about the upcoming election, politicians and government, and what they can do to help our country. I decided to bring a bit of creativity to our discussions and invited my two little ones to create their very own election posters. They had great fun selecting their election photo, coming up with their party name, decorating their posters and of course sharing their “ideas” to help our country. It was a fun, engaging, educational activity. Plus it gave me great insights into the things that are really important to them. They really enjoyed and appreciated getting to share their important views. A fun projective activity. Why not give it a go with your own children, or the children in your class.
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Our Therapeutic Play Skills Certificate is starting again, in various locations, very soon! This is a QQI Level 6, 15 Credit, award. It is an ideal course for any professionals, or parents/carers, interested in developing new skills to make more therapeutic use of play within their current professional role. It is also ideal foundation level training for anyone considering applying for our MA training. This is a very experiential training course, plenty of opportunities to play, laugh and learn.
Dunlaoighre and Limerick are fully booked. We have a few spaces remaining in Galway, Kerry, Mountmellick and Donegal.
The course runs over a three month period. Course fee is €680.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
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