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Play Therapy Course

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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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Play Therapy Course

What Will You Learn?

Whether you are interested in building your own play therapy business, have a background in psychology, counselling or education and would like to work towards gaining a licence in this area, or are a parent whose child is about to undergo, or who already is undergoing play therapy, and you would like to understand it better, the Play Therapy Course is for you.

Many people who are working in the field of mental health or who have received special training about dealing with children have researched extensively and discovered that development and learning are best brought about as a result of play. The purpose of play therapy is to help ...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: What is Play Therapy?
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Play Therapy: A History
  • Part 3: Why is Play Therapy Still Relevant?
  • Part 4: Key Elements Worth Knowing About
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Why Use and Learn Play Therapy?
  • Part 1: Advantages of Play Therapy
  • Part 2: Who uses Play Therapy?
  • Part 3: Getting to Know Your Clients
  • Part 4: Becoming a Professional Play Therapist
  • Part 5: What to Do Next?
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Types of Play therapy
  • Part 1: An Introduction to Types of Play Therapy
  • Part 2: Dramatic Role Playing as Therapy
  • Part 3: Art in Play Therapy
  • Part 4: Creating the Right Environment for Play Therapy
  • Part 5: Stories and Story Telling
  • Part 6: Sand Pits and Creative Mosaics for Play Therapy
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Self-Esteem and Play Therapy
  • Part 1: Self-Esteem and Play Therapy
  • Part 2: Self-Esteem in Child Psychology
  • Part 3: Play Therapy for Improving Self-Esteem
  • Part 4: What Can the Parents Do?
  • Part 5: Your Role as a Play Therapist
  • Part 6: How to Provide Therapy for Self-Esteem
  • Part 7: Techniques Used in Play Therapy
  • Part 8 Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Trauma and Play Therapy
  • Part 1: What Constitutes a Traumatic Experience for Your Client?
  • Part 2: Advantages of Play Therapy for Those Who Suffer from Trauma
  • Part 3: What is Effective Therapy?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: The Future of Play Therapy
  • Part 1: Research Endeavours in Play therapy
  • Part 2: Efficacy and Effectiveness
  • Part 3: Current Scope of Play Therapy
  • Part 4: Variety of Symptoms
  • Part 5: Why Play Therapy is Safe and Effective
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Precautions
  • Part 1: Dos
  • Part 2: Don’ts
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Case Studies
  • Part 1: Case Studies
  • Part 2: Play Therapy Case Studies
  • Part 3: Individualized Case Results and Discussion for Anton
  • Part 4: Individualized Case Results and Discussion for Berto
  • Part 5: Play Therapists case studies
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Conclusion
  • Part 1: What Did We Learn?
  • Part 2: Next Steps
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment
Play Therapy Course

Who would benefit from the course?

This course is ideal for those who are either complete beginners to the field of Play Therapy, and are considering making a career change, with the aim of getting an insight and understanding of play therapy.

For existing play therapists, psychologists, therapists, teachers, counsellors, coaches, carers, nurses, social workers and parents, the Play Therapy Course will improve the knowledge they already have and pass on some new skills in the area.

This course is also ideal for those who are interested in a career in play therapy, but are unsure if they want to commit themselves to financially and time-wise to a full Play Therapy qualification.

Play Therapy as a Career

To work as a Play Therapist, many employers will prefer you to have an approved postgraduate qualification and be registered with the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) or Play Therapy UK (PTUK). You would also need to pass checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Accreditations

The Play Therapy Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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