Play Therapy Techniques

This experiential day will introduce participants to play, its therapeutic powers, and a variety of techniques used by play therapists and therapeutic play workers. It is an introduction and skill building session that will introduce the therapeutic powers of play and a range of therapeutic play techniques.  Participants will develop skills which can be used to enhance relationships with children with whom they have contact in their personal and/or professional life.  There will be lots of play and experiential learning built into the day – take home skills galore! It is an ideal introduction to the field and will aid decision-making in regard to possible subsequent training in the field.

Play Therapy Techniques – Demonstrations, practice and feedback

  • Introduction to play
  • The therapeutic powers of play
  • Therapeutic play materials
  • Attending and responding to children
  • Therapeutic play techniques for improving children’s self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Therapeutic play techniques for reducing children’s anxieties
  • Therapeutic play techniques for improving children’s emotional understanding
  • Therapeutic play techniques to foster children’s holistic development

Learning Outcome: Participants will have developed specific therapeutic play skills and an awareness of:

  • The therapeutic powers of play
  • Play Therapy Techniques for improving children’s self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Play Therapy Techniques for reducing children’s anxieties
  • Play Therapy Techniques for improving children’s emotional understanding
  • And an increased ability to foster children’s holistic development

APT Approved Provider 11-294

5.5 Play Therapy Credit Hours (Note: Play therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

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