Certificate in Counselling Children and Young
People Using Play and Creative Arts
for Certified Play Therapists. A 7 Day Conversion course for all certified play
therapists to be able to extend their skills.
We all know
that young children do not often use talking as a way to resolve their issues,
but as they grow older this changes. This course is designed for Certified or
Accredited Play Therapists who wish to extend their skills to use talking
therapy with children and young persons as well as creative arts media.
course programme you will learn how to:
- Communicate effectively using
listening, reflecting, empathy, attending, observing, paraphrasing, summarising
skills with children and young people in the therapeutic relationship.
- Have a better understanding of
transference and counter transference as it arises in the therapeutic
relationship and how to respond effectively.
- Identify the ways in which children
and young people manage and process their emotions, including the ability to
recognise situations where they are finding it difficult to access these.
- Help the child or young person to find
appropriate words to describe their emotions.
- Help the child or young person to
verbalise the key concerns, meanings and memories which emerge out of emotional
- Help the child or young person
identify and verbalise the wishes, needs, behaviours and goals associated with
feelings and emotions.
- Integrate the use of therapeutic
creative arts media (from your Play Therapy experience) directively with
talking therapy skills.
- The course will help you increase your
self-awareness and understand how this can help or hinder the therapeutic
In order to
gain the qualification of Counsellor of children and young people using play and creative arts students are
required to complete:
- A case study
- A reflective statement
- A book review
- A process diary
- 50 clinical hours showing how they have
integrated their new skills
- Attend a 1 day follow up where your
case study will be presented
Facilitator: Susan Atkins
over 35 years experience of working with children and families in a variety of
settings. For the last fifteen years she has provided Play Therapy within
primary schools and more recently has a private practice working with adults.
Susan is an
Accredited Play Therapist and counsellor, Senior Supervisor and trainer for
Location & Duration
in Counselling Children and Young People course for existing PTUK/PTIRL Members
will be held over seven days, plus one day follow up approximately one year
later. The course days run from 09.00 – 17.00
Counsellor of Children and Young
People using play and creative Arts using play and creative Arts.
- UK - Northern
College, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3ET
- Ireland – Please
go to the PTIreland site where details about the CCYP courses being held in Ireland can be found.
- Selected from APAC's faculty
- UK - TBA
- Follow Up
Day to be arranged (for those who have previously completed the 7 days): UK - TBA
details and an application form can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org or call
- 11th -
17th June, 2017
- Follow up day : 9th June, 2017