A Play Therapist works with children from the ages of 3-11 using play as a form of communication to help them understand their feelings and psychological issues. Toys and other tools are used to help children to open up about their emotions which may stem from cases of child abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.
In this comprehensive introduction to play therapy course, you will gain comprehensive knowledge of play therapy principles, practices, approaches and methods. Through in-depth case studies, it explores the child-patient relationship in detail, helping you to develop your relationship-building skills along the way.
On completion, you will be able to apply your newfound knowledge in the real world, with the skills to work in the NHS and a range of professional social settings.
- Understand the definition, benefits and role of play therapy
- Learn about the history & development of play therapy
- Discover the types of psychological issues that play therapy can treat
- Gain a solid understanding of the child-patient relationship
- Familiarise with the role and responsibilities of a Play Therapist
- Develop your interpersonal skills and build trusting relationships
- Explore the different models and approaches to play therapy
- Learn about the materials and toys used in play therapy
The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.
You are taught through a combination of
- Online study materials
- Mock exams
- Multiple-choice assessment
Who is This Course for?
The course is ideal training for aspiring Play Therapists who want to develop their understanding of the principles of play therapy. There are no specific entry requirements for the course, which can be studied part-time or full-time. Learn from an experienced instructor and gain the professional skills to fast track your career.
How is the course assessed?
To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.
Why study this course
Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.
The Play Therapy Training is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
Gain a recognised qualification in Play Therapy and kickstart your career as a Certified Play Therapist. This training program is designed to provide all the necessary skills and knowledge needed to boost your professional development in this field and find work in a wide range of professional settings.
|Play Therapy Training - Updated Version|
|What is Play Therapy||00:29:00|
|Advantages and Outcomes of Play Therapy||00:17:00|
|Models and Approaches of Play Therapy||00:27:00|
|The Play Settings: Therapist, Abused Child and Materials||00:32:00|
|Typical Issues in Play Therapy||00:37:00|
|Play Therapy for Sexually and Emotionally Abused Children||00:33:00|
|Play Therapy for Children Who are Homeless||00:20:00|
|Play Interventions for Disaster Mental Health||00:22:00|
|Case Studies and Recent Trends in Play Therapy||00:25:00|
|Play Therapy Training - Old Version|
|Module 01: What is Play Therapy||00:15:00|
|Module 02: Advantages and Outcomes of Play Therapy||00:10:00|
|Module 03: Different Models and Approaches of Play Therapy||00:15:00|
|Module 04: The Play Settings: Therapist, Abused Child and Materials||00:20:00|
|Module 05: Typical Issues in Play Therapy||00:20:00|
|Module 06: Play Therapy for Sexually and Emotionally Abused Children||00:20:00|
|Module 07: Play Therapy for Children Who Are Homeless||00:10:00|
|Module 08: Play Interventions for Disaster Mental Health||00:15:00|
|Module 09: Case Studies and Recent Trends in Play Therapy||00:15:00|
|Mock Exam – Play Therapy Training||00:20:00|
|Final Exam – Play Therapy Training||00:20:00|
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