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.

  • 30
    January 30, 2021

    Online Course: Therapeutic Tools for Parents and Carers to Support Children & Teenagers with Anxiety

    10:00 -16:45
    January 30, 2021
  • 06
    February 6, 2021

    ONLINE COURSE: Play Therapy Techniques

    10:00 -17:00
    February 6, 2021

    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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    Emer McDonagh

    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.

  • 10
    February 10, 2021

    Online: CTC Certificate in Nature-Based Play Therapy

    17:30 -19:30
    February 10, 2021-April 21, 2021
  • 13
    February 13, 2021

    Online Course: Supporting children, teenagers, and families through parental separation and divorce

    10:00 -16:45
    February 13, 2021

    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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  • 18
    February 18, 2021

    Online: Red Flags & Play

    10:00 -11:30
    February 18, 2021

    Red Flags & Play:  Identifying the “Red Flags” to indicate a child is struggling in play ability.

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