The Therapeutic Use of Art, Music & Story. Creative interventions for working with children and teenagers

This experiential training will focus on creative ways to engage, support, and connect with children and teenagers using the therapeutic powers of art, music and story! This interactive workshop is designed for therapists, and other professionals working with children and teenagers, who are interested in making more therapeutic use of art, music, and storytelling in their work with children and teenagers.

At times it can be challenging to successfully engage children or teenagers in therapeutic work. It can be difficult for children and teenagers to express themselves fully, to relate to us, to open up and share their inner worlds and conflicts. This creative one day workshop will explore how we can make more therapeutic use of art, music and story in our work with children and teenagers. Using art, music and story can engage children at a much deeper level. These creative approaches bring fun, joy, laughter and relationships. They also provide opportunities for children and teenagers to express themselves safely and to gain deeper understanding and insight into themselves and the world around them. Lots of creative activities that can be used with children and teenagers will be explored in a fun and creative way. Join us to fill up your therapeutic tool box!

Edel Lawlor
Qualifications:MA Psychotherapy and Play Therapy

Edel is the founder and Director of Expressive play, a child and adolescent therapy centre. Edel has over 20 years experience working in a variety of therapeutic support roles with both children and adults. Edel has an a MA in Psychotherapy and Play Therapy and has also trained in Sandplay Therapy, Art Therapy, Puppetry and Social Care. She has a unique blend of experience in a variety of roles including; play therapy, integrative psychotherapy, family therapy, parent support and teaching. Edel is a highly skilled, and natural, therapist and trainer, she truly is a joy to learn from.

Edel teaches on our Level 6 Therapeutic Play Skills Certificate in Kerry and also designs and facilitates a range of our CPD training events. Edel specialises in facilitating workshops in our series of training events which support the diversification of practice by play therapists and other suitably qualified professionals, including teachers, psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, early years teachers, family support workers and project workers.