APAC runs 1, 2 and 3 day introductory play therapy courses which are open to any mature adult. These courses are also run in-house for schools, agencies, social services and other organisations concerned with children’s welfare. These courses are designed for anyone interested in using play therapy or developing their skills in working with children. Also for those wishing to make a career decision.
The 1-day course is an ideal introduction to play therapy, for individuals, to the interventions and media used in therapeutic play together with our experiential based training methods. We also cover career opportunities and development. It enables you to decide whether you will take to play therapy work and would benefit from our experiential training methods. Time is set aside for personal interviews, if required by you, to discuss any personal issues related to playtherapy training.
The 2 and 3-day courses are ideal as INSET days for primary schools, or CPD training for counselling or social services agencies. Participants will gain skills that they may incorporate in their existing work with children and young persons aged 3 - 14. They will assist organisations to develop an integrated strategy and frame objectives for delivering therapeutic services for children, young persons and families.
APAC also designs and delivers 3 day therapeutic play courses to help those working with children who have special problems such as physical disabilities or provide specialist services such as respite care.
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The courses introduce mainly non-directive play techniques based upon the humanistic model of Carl Rogers and the work of Virginia Axline, Rachel Pinney and Violet Oaklander. Participants will experience non-directive play therapy for themselves through sandplay and a dip into the main skills (art, music, movement and storytelling ). We will also cover employment opportunities and training requirements for working therapeutically with children. A natural progression is to the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills course.
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East of England
- Buckden TowersLBU, Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5TA
South East England
- Salomons EstateLBU, Broomhill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TG
- Beaumont EstateLBU, Near London, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ
- London The Union Jack ClubLBU, Sandell Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UJ
West of England & Wales
North of England
- Pinewood on WilmslowLBU, Wilmslow Rd, Handforth, Wilmslow, Manchester, SK9 3LF
- The Northern CollegeLBU, Wentworth Castle, Barnsley, S75 3ET
- Trafford HallLBU, Ince Lane, Chester, CH2 4JP
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- La MoulineLBU, St Genest de Contest, Tarn, Midi Pyrenees, France
and other locations upon request
Faculty / Facilitators
Selected from APAC's faculty.
- UK Courses - £130
- Irish Courses - €190