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.
My heart is so sad this morning. I woke up to the news that the legendary Dr. Charles Schaefer has died suddenly of a massive stroke. Charlie was a powerful pioneer in the field of play therapy. He was considered by many to be the the “Father of Play Therapy”. His contributions to this incredible field have truly been extraordinary. I first met Charlie in 2011, I have been lucky enough to spend happy times with him, laughing, learning, and playing. Charlie loved laughter! Charlie believed in me, he afforded me wonderful opportunities to present to esteemed colleagues from around the world, and to author chapters in some of his influential books. Charlie was a friend and an inspiration to me and to Eileen. Thank you Charlie for all you have given us. Your legacy will live on. All of us here at CTC extend our deepest sympathies to Charlie’s daughter, son, grandchildren and family. Sending love and light at this very difficult time💫 ... See more
The sun is shining and I am ready to welcome our second year MA students back. Looking forward to seeing lots of you online tomorrow too as we are starting our sandplay training with Lorri Yasenik. Exciting times! Happy Friday 🤩 ... See more
EXCITING!!! Another fantastic live online training course coming up this November. Join Dr.Sue Jennings online for a playful dance through Neuro-Dramatic Play, Embodiment-Projection-Role, and the Theatre of Resilience. From Messy Play to Monsters, one of my favourite courses. Full details and online booking available on our website www.childrenstherapycentre.ie ... See more
So very true @lrknost! I was reminded of this today as I sat doing homework with my children. Having spent years teaching and also years providing therapeutic support for children, I am acutely aware of the fact that homework should be stress free not stress inducing. Yet today I found myself becoming stressed, I was adding my own expectations to the work. I had to take a step back, breathe, reflect on what was going on for me, and remind myself that my words matter more than the homework does. I grounded myself, and spoke the words that mattered most. As homework returns for many, please do remember that it is intended to support your child’s learning, not to add extra stress for your child or for you. Try to use your words to support and affirm your child. First, you may need to use some self talk to support and affirm yourself. Words matter, use them wisely. ... See more