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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 children who have some kind of social and emotional skills missing, learn the adaptive behaviours that are needed to survive socially in today's world. Furthermore, this therapy technique can also be used to provide children with insight about the problems that they are facing and help them in finding various solutions to these problems. Play therapy is also known to promote cognitive development within the minds of children.

In most cases, it is hoped that children will, as a result of play therapy, learn the different ways in which they can communicate with other people and express their feelings. Furthermore, the therapy technique is also designed to help children in modifying or correcting their behaviour, learn various problem-solving skills that are essential at their stage of development and help them learn how they can and should relate to other people.

To become a play therapist, you need to understand the benefits of its use over other types of therapies and how you can help children with their specific problems. We will show you how you can progress in a career in this area, and what you'll learn from this play therapy training course.

The Play Therapy Course is where you will learn all the types of play therapies that are used, such as sensory and embodiment play therapy, dramatic roleplaying, art and crafts, storytelling, sand-pits, and mosaics, and the techniques and applications of each. Also covered is information on how to set up a suitable environment for play therapy.

Students will learn about the psychology behind self-esteem and self-esteem from a child's perspective. The course outlines how you can use play therapy to improve a child's self-esteem.

Many of the clients receive will have suffered some sort of trauma. We explain how trauma works, the symptoms, and the consequences of going through trauma. You will then learn how play therapy can help a child overcome the obstacles presented by trauma, and enable students to understand and empathise with their clients.

The Play Therapy Course guides learners through the explicit dos and don'ts of play therapy. This ensures that the children and their parents get the most out of each session and ensures that you, as the therapist, continue to hone your skills in this area and gain a good reputation, which in turn will help your business to flourish.

We give you real-life case studies, from both the client's and therapist's points of view, to give concrete examples of the ‘how' and ‘why' play therapy works, as well as showcasing example methods.

Finally, we will outline the next steps for you to take on your journey to becoming a professional play therapist.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Play Therapy: A History
  • Part 3: Why is Play Therapy Still Relevant?
  • Part 4: Key Elements Worth Knowing About
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • 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: Sandpits and Creative Mosaics for Play Therapy
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Self-Esteem?
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Things to Do
  • Part 2: Things to Avoid
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Children Referred with Highly Disruptive Behaviour
  • Part 3: Case Results for Anton
  • Part 4: Case Results for Berto
  • Part 5: Play Therapist Case Studies
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Did We Learn?
  • Part 2: Next Steps
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course is ideal if you are a complete beginner in the field of play therapy, and are considering making a career change or if you have a child who is attending play therapy and you’d like to understand it better.

Whilst a recognised qualification is required in order to practice as a play therapist, this course will provide you with invaluable insight into the role and deepen your understanding of the practice. It will also help you in deciding whether this career choice is for you, before you embark on a full play therapy qualification, and provide you with a strong foundational knowledge of the subject if you proceed.

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).
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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.

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.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme 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 £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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