Using Play and Creative Approaches when Working with Adolescents

This workshop is part of a series of training events which support this 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.

This experiential training focuses on engaging adolescents in play and creative activities. The teenage years can be very challenging, so too can working with adolescents. It can be difficult to find suitable, engaging, developmentally appropriate activities and techniques to use in our work with adolescents, and indeed pre-teens. This interactive workshop is designed for professionals working with adolescents who are interested in developing their skills for engaging adolescents in playful, creative, activities which are designed to meet developmental and relationship-based needs. A variety of play and creative approaches and techniques, will be explored as a means to engage teenagers and address those needs.

Facilitator

Edel Lawlor
Lecturers
Qualifications:MA Psychotherapy and Play Therapy
Role:Lecturer

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.

Upcoming dates & locations

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    Thank you Edel for facilitating an amazing training for us today. Edel’s trainings are always a massive success. We love having Edel on our team of trainers. Thank you to all who attended today ... See more

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    Delighted to welcome Edel Lawlor to Limerick today! A wonderful day of learning and play ahead. Edel is delving into the world of working creatively with adoloescents. It’s going to be a great day ... See more

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