Play Therapy Course

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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 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
  • 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
  • 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: Sand Pits and Creative Mosaics for Play Therapy
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Part 1: Dos
  • Part 2: Don’ts
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • 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
  • Part 1: What Did We Learn?
  • Part 2: Next Steps
  • Part 3: Summary
  • 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

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

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 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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