I got so much out of this training and wanted to thank Jacki so much for the last two days. I have been curious about Art and Play Therapy as a long term career pursuit and the last two days have only cemented that dream further. In my current role, I believe I will be able to re-evaluate the way I work with children by being less directive and asking less questions. I also think I will consider their age / stage of development more so in planning activities with children. ...It would have been especially fun to attend in person - but I also don't believe that any of the content suffered because of the way it was delivered. Jacki was able to answer lots of questions which she supported with good examples and unpacked all the content in a really easy-to-understand way. I feel like this is a turning point for me. I feel especially confident to take these newly learned skills and apply it to my current role as a case manager. Thank you so much again and I am sure my clients are also thankful! :) J.M., June 2020
Very informative, thorough and thought-provoking training. Good mix of theory with plenty of opportunities to practise and reflect on the strategies and techniques. Thank you very much.
Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet.
This workshop provides a practical introduction to child-led art and play therapy. Toys are children's words and play is their language. To understand and help children, we need to allow children opportunities to express themselves in their own language through art and play. Based on the work of international play therapy centres, and the presenter's own twenty five years of clinical experience, this workshop will demonstrate and give you practice opportunities in child-led play therapy. Through training in expressive play methods using toys, puppets and art media, you will practise the necessary skills and gain an understanding about working therapeutically in both non-directive play therapy and directive art therapy with children. This introductory workshop provides practical, useful and interactive opportunities to start your work with children aged between 2-10. Relevant development principles and current evidence will also be reviewed. Consideration is given to the types of art and play media best suited to this age.
Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, case workers, child and family workers, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students who are currently working or intend to work with children aged 2-10. No artistic experience or skill is necessary.
Jacki Short Counselling Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist
24-25 August 2020, 6.00pm - 9.20pm AEST (Sydney)
28-29 September 2020, 10.00am - 1.00pm AEST (Sydney)
7-8 December 2020, 11am - 2.00pm AEST (Sydney)
Included in the workshop price:
Special Price $240
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