About this training
The training can be provided over one day with a group of staff or on an individual basis over two, two hour sessions.
The aim of the training is to teach the adult participants the skills the necessary to hold therapeutic play sessions weekly for children between the ages of 3 and 14, who have emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. These play sessions help children to develop emotional literacy skills, help them to identify and communicate what they are thinking and feeling, and to become more confident in solving problems as well as asking for help when needed.
Adults are trained to create an environment which allows the therapeutic conditions needed for change to be present. This training and practice develops adult’s understanding of children’s behaviours and as it enables them to see the world through the lens of the child. As time progresses the adult can take what they have learnt into the school setting to support all children they interact with further. Once they have completed the training and are providing play sessions, the adult will need supervision for up to six months to assist the process and maintain the quality of the provision.
What participants said about this training:
‘Excellent. I gained an insight into therapeutic play and the importance for children and knowledge about how sessions should be held. I would recommend this training.’
‘I feel confident, I have gained knowledge about therapuetic play, the training was excellent.’