Introductory courses

Online Courses

Due to Covid-19 we are now offering some online trainings for the following courses:

For therapists & professionals (CPD)

For supervisors (CPD)

For parents & carers

International guest trainer events

Calendar of our short courses

Click ‘List’ to see a list of our upcoming courses by date, or use the search button to find a specific course date.

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  • ONLINE COURSE: Play Therapy Techniques
    10:00 -16:45
    April 19, 2020-September 19, 2020

    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
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    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.

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  • Cork: Introduction to Humanistic Play Therapy
    10:00 -16:45
    April 26, 2020

    22 New Cork Rd, Glebe, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 HT62, Ireland

    22 New Cork Rd, Glebe, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 HT62, Ireland

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

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    Facilitator

    Charlotte Lyne
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    Charlotte is the founder and director of Over the Rainbow Children’s Centre. She is a child and adolescent psychotherapist, play therapist and clinical supervisor working in her own private practice and in a school setting in Cork. Charlotte has an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy with a specialisation in Play Therapy and completed a post graduate diploma in Creative Supervision with CTC she supervises other therapists in their clinical practice. As a psychotherapist, she works with clients across the spectrum of needs including those with complex histories and significant clinical issues such as attachment disorders and experiences of abuse. Charlotte has a keen interest in attachment, neuroscience, sensory somatic psychotherapy and developmental trauma. She is a fully accredited member of IAPTP. As a clinician she provides one to one sessions with children using play therapy as an intervention. She also provides support for parents, social workers and teachers, in education about how children and adult brains work and on the interpersonal neurobiology of our relationships with each other. Charlotte is a qualified primary school teacher after completing a 4 year degree and has 16 years teaching experience. She has a post graduate diploma in Special Needs Education from Froebal teacher training college in Dublin. Charlotte also has a yoga diploma and is a fully qualified yoga, prenatal yoga and kids yoga teacher. Charlotte loves working with children and feels privileged to be given the opportunity to do so in so many different ways. Charlotte facilitates some of CTC’s foundation level training courses.

    Charlotte Lyne BEd, PGEd, PGDipPlayTherapy, MAPsychotherapy, PGDip.Sup, MIAPTP, SIAPTP.

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