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.
- 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
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.
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.
Once you have successfully completed the course, you will have a range of counselling and therapy skills required to conduct successful play therapy sessions and treat children with a wide range of mental health problems. Professions in this field include:
- Play Therapist
- Paediatrics Play Specialist
- Healthcare Play Therapist
- Children’s Occupational Therapist
|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 – Play Therapy||00:20:00|
|Final Exam – Play Therapy||00:20:00|