Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet.
This two day 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. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.
Jacki Short Counselling Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist
Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood, NSW or
Croydon Park RSL, 55 Seymour St, Croydon Park NSW 2133
Centre for Theology and Ministry - 29 College Crescent, Parkville, VIC
Riverside Hotel, 20 Montague Rd, South Brisbane QLD
16 - 17 March 2020 (Sydney) Only 2 Places Left
1 - 2 June 2020 (Sydney)
22 -23 June 2020 (Melbourne)
21 October 2020 (Brisbane)
7- 8 December 2020 (Melbourne)
14 -15 December 2020 (Sydney)
Included in the workshop price:
Regular Price $660
Student Price $560
Early Bird $630 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)
Student Early Bird $530 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)
Regular Price $330
Student Price $270
Early Bird $300 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)
Student Early Bird $250 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)
Send us an email requesting an invoice via the contact page with your name, the dates and name of course/courses you'd like to do and the name of your organisation who you want us to invoice and we will send you an organisational invoice and a registration form.
The training workshop was..
√.. the best one I've been to and I hope I will be able to attend another one in the near future.
√.. a wonderful opportunity to increase my skills and learning in this area and I found it extremely useful with the information and training provided.
√.. a great provision of practical examples and opportunities to give them a go
√.. I wish I had learnt this earlier! It has changed the way I view my practice and would have been great to have done this at the start of my career.
√.. I liked how interactive the training was and how it provided practical skills that can easily be incorporated into our work.
√.. a valued chance to be taught the perspective of the child though role play and explanation.
√.. great PD!
√.. a great chance to learn theoretical underpinnings of play therapy, to reflect on myself and to practice skills and experience play therapy through role plays from the role of both child and counsellor.
√.. an effective introduction to play therapy.
√.. a really practical approach. So often we are taught the rationale behind why we use a particular technique and the hoped outcomes but not the practical how to exactly do it which we did here.
√.. I liked the style and presentation of the material and I enjoyed the mix of lecture, interaction and collaboration over the two days.
Gains after training..
√... I had used the child led play therapy with a 7 year old girl I was working with and by the end of the session she was comfortable enough to tell me information that I did not expect her to share with me. It was really good to give it a go in an actual session and I saw how it helped the client to become more comfortable. I am looking forward to continue providing such therapy for children.
√... I really enjoyed your workshop and have tried to practice with the sentiment of what you taught me, which I feel is to have faith in the process and to really approach my clients with an open, accepting and encouraging view of who they are and the internal resources they have themselves to draw on if I can create that comfortable safe space for them to do so.