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List of skills taught on APAC's play therapy training courses.  APAC provides the widest range of training in therapeutic play skills in the UK.

Skill
Introductory
Certificate
Diploma
Specialist
Meeting statutory/legal requirements for working with children including child protection
1
1
1

Taking responsibility for safety when working with children
1
1
1

Obtaining parental/carer permissions
1
1


Understanding the nature and importance of play to human development
1
1


Setting up a room for therapeutic play

1


Using story telling
1
1
1
1
Using sandplay 
1
1
1
1
Using music
1
1
1
1
Using dance 

1
1

Using movement 

1
1

Using arts materials 

1
1

Using drama 

1
1

Using puppets

1


Making and using masks

1


Using games for play therapy purposes

1
1

Using playdough & clay 

1
1

Using creative visualisations

1
1

Using un-constructed materials 

1


Using relaxation exercises 

1
1

Using symbols & metaphors in therapeutic play
1
1
1
1
Using observation skills

1
1

Working with the inner child
1
1
1
1
Using a non-directive approach to therapeutic play
1
1
1
1
Using a non-judgemental/reflective commenting approach
1
1
1
1
Using a non-interpretive approach to therapeutic play
1
1
1
1
Working directively when appropriate

1
1
1
Adapting and applying the therapeutic play continuum
1
1


Setting appropriate boundaries
1
1
1
1
Forming an appropriate therapeutic alliance with clients

1
1
1
Developing and working with appropriate beginnings & endings

1
1
1
Making clinical assessments

1
1
1
Liaising with SENCOs, teachers and other colleagues

1
1

Contributing to multi agency meetings


1
1
Carrying out quality management of therapeutic play activities

1
1
1
Working within an ethical framework
1
1
1
1
Taking responsibility for own personal development and CPD
1
1
1
1
Applying a theoretical foundation to therapeutic play
1
1
1
1
Understanding clinical supervision
1
1


Providing clinical supervision



1
Managing equipment

1


Managing stocks of materials

1


Gathering and maintaining information

1
1
1
Using information to analyse practice

1
1
1
Making clinical decisions in respect of clients

1
1
1

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