Who is this course for:
The course is particularly suitable for those wishing to add therapeutic play skills to their existing psychological therapy skills, and/or those working with children including:
Counsellors and psychotherapists or psychologists
Nurses and social workers
To provide an opportunity for experienced practitioners and graduates with relevant professional qualifications to study play therapy at an advanced level, fostering the knowledge, judgment and skills necessary to challenge boundaries at the forefront of the discipline
To enable participants to apply the therapeutic perspective of play therapy to other types of work with a wider client group
To provide participants with sufficient skills to obtain work as professional play therapists or establish their own play therapy service
The course will be delivered during an intensive summer school course of 15 days from early July each academic year. One hundred hours of clinical work with children per year must be achieved for the Certificate and the Diploma in addition to set written assignment work. This workload normally requires a minimum of 20 months per programme to complete spanning two academic years. Students can exit the course at the end of the Certificate stage or progress to the Diploma phase, once the Certificate has been successfully completed.