This play therapy course has been clinically accredited by PTUK, PTI and IBECPT.
The course is validated in the UK for academic standards by Leed Metropolitan University and for delivery in Singapore by Leeds Met associated tutors.
However the venue is not accredited by Leeds Met and no academic awards will be given by that university in Singapore. However all trainees and
professionals having completed all course requirements will get the Internationally recognised qualifications by APAC/PTI and all students and
professionals will be on PTUK government approved register through the PSA which will assure the public of high quality standards of
all registrants including International members. See www.playtherapyregister.org.uk
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Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills
The course is designed for
anyone with experience of children or adolescents, who either works or
intends to work therapeutically with them including:
Care Home Staff
Adoption/Foster Agency Workers
The course is at stage 2 of the
PTUK four stage training model
has been designed to:
Increase your satisfaction in
working with children
Give you the skills to help
children develop their emotional
Give you the skills to
alleviate behaviour and mental health
Assist your own personal
Provide you with the
Profession Structure Model
competencies defined by PTUK to work with
individual children who have slight
to moderate problems
It may be undertaken as a 'stand alone'
APPROACH TO COPING WITH CHILDRENS DIFFICULTIES
The course is unique in integrating both non directive and directive
approaches to play therapy. The programme content is based upon the
theory and practice of humanistic psychology, particularly that of
Virginia Axline ("Dibs In Search of Self"), and Carl Rogers and the
gestalt play therapy approach of Violet Oaklander. It
recognises contributions made by others in the 20th century such as John
Bowlby, Margaret Lowenfeld, Donald Winnicott, Rachel Pinney etc. It also
places importance on the spiritual aspect of human development.
Opportunities for meditation and all forms of creativity will enrich the
contents of the course.
The lives of children in the present day are highly regulated and
controlled. Non-directive play therapy offers a child the opportunity of
making choices and taking responsibility for them; expressing
him/herself freely; being accepted unconditionally; having his/her
deepest feelings respected and accepted. For these reasons their play is
not interpreted and no judgements are made.
Such freedoms may only be obtained
by the provision of a strong framework. Therefore the adult takes
responsibility for the safety of the child, themselves and the
environment. Within these constraints, the child has complete freedom to
choose. Time boundaries are also considered to be important thus adding
a sense of security by adhering to beginnings and ends. In this way the
time within a session becomes timeless and the childs imagination is
set free to explore and recreate his/her experiences and to create and
make his/her own world.
There are, however, a number of
cases where the non directive needs to be complemented by other
approaches. For example working with terminally ill, bereaved, autistic
children in organisational settings and short term work.
The main items in the 'Play Therapy
Tool-Kit' are taught and put into practice,
The overall purpose is to
enable participants to practice safely and effectively using therapeutic
play skills in a variety of settings to provide emotional support to
individual children for slight to moderate problems. Upon successful
completion of the course each participant will have gained:
A sound understanding of
the principles underlying play therapy and the appropriate use of
techniquesthe play therapy tool-kit
Practical skills for
running therapeutic play sessions with individual children
An ability to assess
children's needs and organise the provision of therapeutic play
An appreciation of the
Increased confidence in
using therapeutic play with children and adolescents
therapeutic and practical skills to enable you to carry out therapeutic
An understanding of the
Awareness of your own
process and development
Theoretical Knowledge of
child development and child psychology
Module Descriptions - (The
sequence and content may vary slightly from course to course)
Module 1 - Course
Introduction; Starting to Work Therapeutically With Children; The
Therapeutic Play Continuum; Creative Visualisation; Setting Up to
Module 2 - Music Skills for
Working With Individuals and Attachment theory
Module 3 - Storytelling
& Puppetry Skills for Use With Individual Children; Comparison of
Theoretical Models of Psychotherapy
Module 4 - Sand play skills
for working with individuals and related theory; the Use of Natural
Materials; Child Development Theory (1); Art Therapy for Individuals
Module 5 - Dance and Movement
skills for working with individuals; Student presentations; Endings
The course is divided into 5 modules
some of which will gain a
CPD certificate in its own right for the skills learnt as above.
Participants will learn through
working with other members of the course about the roles and
responsibilities of the therapeutic relationship. There will be
tutorials on theory but formal teaching and lecturing will be kept to an
Learning will be experiential
and collaborative using pair, group work, role-play and case
presentations. Homework reading and other assignments will provide new
information and consolidation of material from the experiential work
encountered within the weekends. Assignments will be subject of group
discussions the following weekend.
15 days consisting of 5 modules.
Course taken as 3x5 days.
Post Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Play Skills
College of Allied Educators, Singapore
College of Allied Educators, Singapore, is registered with Council for Private Education, (CPE), Singapore.
CPE Registration Number: 201013690M, From 11 March 2011 to 27 June 2016
Faculty / Facilitators
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