Play Therapy

Play Therapy

316 STUDENTS ENROLLED

Overview

Play therapy is a type of therapy that involves play and other creative forms of expression to communicate with children and help them to open up about their feelings, as well as understand their thought processes. It is used to support children with a range of mental health issues and disabilities, including children who have been sexually abused and children who are homeless. 

In this practical Play Therapy training course, you will learn about the role of a play therapist and gain an insight into the skills and career requirements for this profession. It explores the different types of play therapies, play therapy toys and materials, and different approaches to play therapy. You will also explore recent trends in play therapy and familiarise with key clinical practices, gaining both practical and theoretical knowledge.

Please note: This course only gives you the theoretical knowledge that you need to excel in this field. This Play Therapy doesn’t entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the history and development of play therapy
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the child-therapist relationship
  • Explore the advantages and beneficial outcomes of play therapy
  • Understand the different approaches of play therapy and the best situations in which to apply them
  • Familiarise with the play therapy setting, popular play therapy toys and play therapy materials
  • Have an excellent understanding of the challenges in play therapy and typical issues
  • Know how homelessness and  sexual abuse impacts a child and how play therapy can help to heal homeless and sexually abused children
  • Learn about play interventions for disaster mental health and explore recent trends in play therapy

Certification

After completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, for £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, for just £15.

Who is This course for?

This course is for anyone looking to learn more about play therapy and how it works, including psychology students, counselling professionals, teaching professionals and social workers. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.

Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this Play Therapy. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

The Play Therapy is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home!

All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

This Play Therapy will help you gain all the necessary theoretical knowledge to excel in the relevant field. Enrol on our course now and get started on the journey of taking your career to the next level.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: What is Play Therapy
What is Play Therapy 00:29:00
Module 02: Advantages and Outcomes of Play Therapy
Advantages and Outcomes of Play Therapy 00:17:00
Module 03: Models and Approaches of Play Therapy
Models and Approaches of Play Therapy 00:27:00
Module 04: The Play Settings: Therapist, Abused Child and Materials
The Play Settings: Therapist, Abused Child and Materials 00:32:00
Module 05: Typical Issues in Play Therapy
Typical Issues in Play Therapy 00:37:00
Module 06: Play Therapy for Sexually and Emotionally Abused Children
Play Therapy for Sexually and Emotionally Abused Children 00:33:00
Module 07: Play Therapy for Children Who are Homeless
Play Therapy for Children Who are Homeless 00:20:00
Module 08: Play Interventions for Disaster Mental Health
Play Interventions for Disaster Mental Health 00:22:00
Module 09: Case Studies and Recent Trends in Play Therapy
Case Studies and Recent Trends in Play Therapy 00:25:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Play Therapy 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Play Therapy 00:20:00
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