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Play Therapy Conference 2019

"The Social Mind – Evolution and Development"

Staverton Estate, Daventry Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 6JT

14th to 22nd June 2019
Plenary Day 15th June 2019

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The 2019 Conference is aimed at those working professionally with children including Play Therapists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Teachers, Social Workers and those responsible for setting standards and policies. This year’s Conference offers a unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s leading thinkers on the underlying mechanisms of action in the therapeutic process and access to some outstanding training.

This Conference is centred around the ground-breaking work of Professor Louis Cozolino on the evolution of the human mind into a social organ and how individual minds adjust, communicate and regulate one another. The Plenary Session is supported by a workshop developing Professor Cozolino’s presentation as well as five alternative workshops offering focused learning on play therapy techniques and skills for groups.

Introduction by Monika Jephcott

Monika Jephcott I am so excited by this year’s Conference theme and having Lou Cozolino agree to come and to share his thoughts on how we humans have evolved to regulate each other's metabolic activation, emotions and behaviour. Lou’s past work on schizophrenia, the long-term impact of stress and child abuse give him an unrivalled wealth of knowledge to share. I cannot wait to hear his presentation and am sure it will impact on my thinking around the development of play therapy. We also have a wide range of workshops that I am sure will enhance your practice.

This is the 21st year of Play Therapy UK’s work in helping children and I am proud of what we have achieved in those years. To celebrate this landmark, we have a full day planned and the Conference will start at the earlier time of 8.45 am.

I would also like to invite you to join us at a Reception at the end of the Conference day to enjoy a drink, canapés and the chance to network with your fellow professionals.
Monika Jephcott (Chief Executive, PTUK Ltd.)

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Members of Other Professions

Large Enough to Count

We manage the Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists, now with just over 2200 registrants practising in 59 countries. Accredited in 2013 by an independent government funded agency, the Professional Standards Authority, this was the first Register in the world specifically concerned with children’s mental health problems. We helped the Authority set the standards and pilot the Accredited Register programme.

This year we are proposing changes to the Authority on how risk should be managed in therapeutic work with children. PTUK is also making recommendations to Parliament upon the drafting of Government policies on transforming children’s mental health.

Our practice, training standards and recommendations are not based on opinions nor just on small scale studies but on a very substantial practice evidence base with over 49,000 clinical outcome measures by parents and referrers and other data provided by our Registrants.

Since our inception PTUK has been an innovative organisation, being the first in our field to introduce a competency framework, a demand model for therapeutic interventions for children, annual auditing of all Registrants’ work and an integrated records management system software.

Small Enough to Care

PTUK is different to other professional organisations in the way it is run.

PTUK is managed by an Executive Board of two, unencumbered by a plethora of committees but guided by the views of our Registrants. We listen. We get things done. The Board actively engages each year with over half of the Registrants. The British Council for Therapeutic Interventions provides input from lay members. APAC, our accredited training provider, has trainers who are all practising Play Therapists and Counsellors working with the children. Our conferences are a forum for discussions about changes in standards and practice.

Join Us for a New Experience.

We always try to hold our conferences in therapeutically sensitive environments. This year is no exception. Surrounded by 150 acres of peaceful parkland, De Vere Staverton Estate is a stylish and contemporary retreat in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside.

It is a PTUK tradition to include a special artistic commission or item to celebrate our work with children. In the past, this has included a violin trumpet duet in Chichester Cathedral which included the Conference song; inviting a group of African drummers to Marrakesh where every participant was given a local drum as a gift and invited to join in; a three movement mini suite ‘The Healing Path’ composed and played by the world’s leading classical flamenco guitarist, Juan Martin, in Santiago di Compostela for PTI’s International Conference in Spain and repeated at the PTUK Conference in Barnsley in the same year; and in Windsor in 2018, a Wooden Installation from a New Mexican artist, Pascale Pierme, reflecting the child’s journey through Play Therapy.

This year there will be another SURPRISE!

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

14th June 2019

Pre-Conference One-Day Training Courses

  • Supervisor Follow-Up Day
  • Filial Play Coaching Follow-Up Day
  • Counselling Children and Young People Follow-Up Day

Follow-Up days are for those who have previously completed the PQ courses

  • Supervisor Top-Up Day (for Approved Supervisors)
  • Sand Play Skills Theory Day (compulsory before starting Sand Play Skills Part 1)

15th June 2019

PTUK Conference 2019

Morning – Plenary Session

  • Musical Introduction
  • Introduction by Monika Jephcott
  • Key Note Address by Professor Louis Cozolino

Afternoon – Workshop (One Choice)

  • W1 The Development of Children's Social Minds Professor
    - Louis Cozolino
  • W2 The Nekyia (Night Sea Journey) into the Unknown: The Heroes’ Journey and the Shadow of Trauma
    - Naomi Moore
  • W3 The Potential for Transforming Experiences Using Clay in Play Therapy Group Work
    - Lynne Souter-Anderson
  • W4 Working With LEGO With Individuals and Groups
    - Aoife Kelly
  • W5 Sensory Processing in Traumatised Children
    - Bonita Fradd / Joanne Bolter
  • W6 Unfolding Archetypal Images in Sand as They Manifest in Group Trays
    - Evelyn Saunders / Deirdre Kavanagh

From 16th June 2019

Post Qualifying Courses

These PQ courses enable you to fulfil your CPD requirements for the whole year. They will significantly enhance your skills and aid your career development and CV. All courses are recognised by Leeds Beckett University as Post Qualifying courses. CPD for PQ courses can be carried over 2 years.

Eight CPD points may be claimed for every full day of attendance on any part of the Conference.

PTUK CONFERENCE - 15th June 2019

08:00 – 08:45 Arrival and Registration (Refreshments available)
08:45 – 09:00 PTUK 21st Birthday Surprise
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome by Monika Jephcott, Chief Executive, PTUK
09:30 – 11:00 Keynote Address by Louis Cozolino – Part 1
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments
11:30 – 13:00 Keynote Address by Louis Cozolino – Part 2
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Afternoon Workshop - Part 1
15:15 - 15:45 Refreshments
15:45 – 17:00 Afternoon Workshop – Part 2
17:00 – 19:00 PTUK 21st Birthday Reception

*Please be aware that Conference running order may be subject to change

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

The Evolution of the Social Mind

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Louis Cozolino

Dr. Janet Courtney

Our social interactions and connections are rich, complex and packed with meaning. Interpersonal neurobiology is equipping therapists with new concepts to understand the evolution of social minds. Play Therapists and Counsellors need to be up to date with the role of epigenetics, pupil dilation, micro-expressions, mirror neurons, polyvagal theory and the effect upon the architecture and development of children’s healthy minds and how they interact with others. This knowledge will also help our understanding of parents and adult clients. Our key note presenter, one of the world’s leading authorities on the Social Mind will also explain his term “socio-stasis” describing how individuals regulate each other's biology, psychology and states of mind across the social synapse.

Louis Cozolino, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and a private practitioner. He has conducted empirical research in schizophrenia, the long-term impact of stress and child abuse, publishing numerous articles and seven books. He maintains a clinical and consulting practice in Los Angeles. Many of our Registrants will be familiar with his pioneering book ‘The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain’(2006) as recommended course reading. His other titles include: The Making of a Therapist (2004), The Healthy Ageing Brain (2008), The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy (2010), Why Therapy Works (2015). Now is the opportunity to become more familiar with his latest leading-edge research and writing.

CPD WORKSHOPS – 15th JUNE 2019

Numbers for each workshop will be restricted because of their therapeutic and experiential nature. All workshop allocations will be on a “first come, first served basis”.

W1. Development of Children's Social Minds
Professor Louis Cozolino

Professor Louis Cozolino’s afternoon workshop will explore ways in which therapists can support children to develop sound Social Minds. Other workshops upon working therapeutically with groups of children will also support our main theme.

Professor Louis Cozolino

Louis Cozolino, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University and a private practitioner. He has conducted empirical research in schizophrenia, the long-term impact of stress and child abuse, publishing numerous articles and seven books. He maintains a clinical and consulting practice in Los Angeles. Many of our registrants will be familiar with his pioneering book ‘The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain’(2006) as recommended course reading. His other titles include: The Making of a Therapist (2004), The Healthy Ageing Brain (2008), The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy (2010), Why Therapy Works (2015). Now is the opportunity to become more familiar with his latest leading-edge research and writing.

W2. The Nekyia (Night Sea Journey) into the Unknown: The Heroes’ Journey and the Shadow of Trauma
Naomi Moore

This workshop creatively explores the Jungian concept of the Nekyia as a metaphor for the child’s journey through trauma and how that shadow affects the child’s psyche and thwarts the heroes’ journey. We will think about how we can accompany children on that journey as allies to help them heal. In addition to creative thinking we will consider the defences that protect the child but serve as barriers to their healing with the latest neuroscientific thinking from a trauma informed perspective. Also presenting a group model based on these principles and metaphor that can be used with children.

Naomi Moore

Naomi has extensive experience working with children and young people as a Play Therapist and Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner in the UK and abroad. She has worked in orphanages in Eastern Europe and the Far East and in the children’s hospital in Cape Town serving the townships. She currently works in primary schools, pupil referral units (PRU) and heads the weekend volunteer programme at Great Ormond Street Hospital providing play and arts to children and families. She has also worked at the Priory Hospital where she specialises in working with young people, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders and trauma. In addition, she writes and delivers training to schools, Great Ormond Street Hospital and national children’s charities on play, mental health and attachment, trauma and shame in children and young people.

W3. The Potential for Transforming Experiences Using Clay in Play Therapy Group Work
Lynne Souter-Anderson

This workshop is likely to appeal to practitioners of all levels who are interested in using clay in Play therapy work.

Using clay in play therapy group work with children and adolescents has proven to be extremely beneficial for it to enable communication and create a sense of well-being to be felt by participants, because of the warm and trusting environment facilitated by an empathic and highly attuned play therapist.

During this experiential workshop, clay activities will be put into practise alongside discussions focusing on group development phases especially relevant to working with the medium of clay. No previous experience is necessary but a willingness to possibly getting messy helps!

Dr. Lynne Souter-Anderson

Dr. Lynne Souter-Anderson is a Fellow of the National Counselling Society, a BACP Senior Accredited Therapist, Accredited Senior Supervisor with PTUK and registered Consultant Sandplay Therapist with the AST. As founder of the Clay Therapy Community, in 2012 she established pioneering clay therapy training in the United Kingdom. Lynne’s private practice is in Cambridgeshire, UK where she offers psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, clinical supervision and consultancy work. Her expertise in the field of clay therapy, the creative arts and sandplay therapy is acknowledged through invitations to present training and conference workshops across the globe. Lynne has thirty years of experience in this field and is author of Touching Clay, Touching What? The Use of Clay in Therapy (2010) and Making Meaning: Clay Therapy with Children and Adolescents (2015) and Seeking Shelter, Seeking Safety. Clay Therapy with Families and Groups (2019). Lynne also loves being a Grandma!

W4. Working with LEGO with Individuals and Groups
Aoife Kelly

LEGO is a well-known and creative medium that can be used in Play Therapy. It provides the child with an opportunity to explore and express themselves both on a conscious and unconscious level. LEGO relies on the use of metaphor, physical manipulative skills and imagination. Many studies have shown how it can easily engage a child and help them in their process.

This ‘Working with LEGO’ workshop will focus on engaging with LEGO in play therapy both in individual and group sessions. We will work in metaphor which facilities unconscious expression.

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly is a Certified Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor (PTIrl). Aoife works with individuals and groups both in schools and in private practice. Aoife is an APAC Course Director for the Certificate and Diploma courses and also a Course Director for the PQ Certificate in Clinical Supervision. Aoife recently completed the MA ‘Exploring the effectiveness of using LEGO in Play Therapy’. Her research showed LEGO is an effective tool for children attending Play Therapy either as individuals or in a group setting.

W5. Sensory Processing in Traumatised Children
Bonita Fradd and Joanne Bolter

The workshop aims to give therapists a basic understanding on sensory processing issues in children who have experienced early childhood trauma. Our workshop will briefly look at how early trauma impacts sensory processing and provide ideas and activities to support children with sensory processing issues in the therapy room.

Bonita Fradd

Bonita Fradd has been working therapeutically with children and adolescents since 2002. Initially trained as an Integrative Counsellor, Bonita is now an Accredited Play Therapist (PTUK), Filial Coach (PTUK), and Supervisor (PTUK). Over the past 8 years, Bonita has worked in schools and Independent Foster Agencies providing play therapy, filial play, training and consultations. Presently, Bonita works for an Independent Foster Agency based in Worcestershire where she delivers Attachment and Trauma training to social workers and foster carers, provides play therapy for “looked after” children, engages families in attachment focused therapy (filial and DDP) and offers consultations to all professionals involved with the children in order to support them both at home and in the school environment. Bonita works with Dr. Kim Golding and is currently being supervised by Kim for her clinical work as well as for her training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy which she is currently undertaking.

Joanne Bolter commenced her therapeutic journey in 2009 working with children identified as having emotional, social and behavioural difficulties in a mainstream setting. Since 2014 Joanne has been providing full time therapeutic support in a Specialist Social, Emotional and Mental Health School, across both primary and secondary phases, with pupils presenting challenging behaviours and primarily under Local Authority Care. Interventions include 1-1 play therapy, group therapy, outdoor therapeutic interventions and family support. Joanne is a Play Therapist (PTUK), Outdoor Forest School Practitioner, Trainee Filial Coach and Trainee Supervisor (PTUK).

 

W6. Unfolding Archetypal Images in Sand as They Manifest in Group Trays
Evelyn Saunders and Deirdre Kavanagh

We will be exploring the use of group sand trays and how the use of symbols and movement in the sand can influence the dynamics of the group and the growth of the individuals sharing the experience. This workshop has been created for those who have completed the diploma level of sand and we will be building on the knowledge and skills you would have achieved and used at that level.

Evelyn Saunders

Evelyn Saunders is a Senior Course Director with APAC who has been working with children and families for many years. She has been a qualified Play Therapist (PTUK) since qualifying with APAC after completion of one of their early courses. Her interests in training and providing opportunities for Play Therapists to gain a greater understanding of their clients and their own model of working has been demonstrated through the CPD workshops in topics such as sand, art, small world play and containing the mess, all of which aim to aid the client’s move towards autonomy.

Deirdre Kavanagh

Deirdre Kavanagh is the Director of the Sandy Lane Institute in Ireland which offers play and creative art therapies, psychotherapy, clinical supervision, consultancy work and training. Deirdre’s passion lies in training and the potential for the therapist’s own personal growth and understanding of self, gained through the use of creative mediums particularly Sandplay.

POST QUALIFYING COURSES

Post Qualifying Certificate in Clinical Supervision

16th – 22nd June 2019 (7 Days)

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The role of the Clinical Supervisor will become even more important with ‘Right Touch’ regulation. This course will enable you to leverage your play therapy experience to help many more children by advising and supporting other practitioners, through clinical supervision, to maintain high standards of practice.

PTI/PTUK accredited training courses are now run at 10 venues in the UK, 3 in Ireland, 1 in France and in 6 other countries, producing a stream of Play/Creative Arts Therapists who require clinical supervision. This course is designed to help to fill the shortage of suitably trained supervisors. Becoming a Certified Clinical Supervisor is also an essential step on the way to becoming a PTUK Certified Play Therapy Trainer. Both of these career opportunities will provide extra job satisfaction and additional income.

The course is designed for those who have at least 300 hours experience of working with children or adolescents using play/creative arts therapy as well as experienced, accredited counsellors. It includes:

  • A model for the supervision of play and creative arts therapies
  • Agreeing contracts
  • Using creative arts for supervision
  • Using the Play Therapy Dimension Model for supervision
  • Supervisees’ training requirements
  • Dealing with supervisees’ career development issues

The course has been updated to take into account the requirements of ‘Right Touch’ regulation and the use of Skype for supervising overseas students. Recognised for academic quality by Leeds Beckett University.

A Follow-Up Day, to present your supervision requirements in a peer group, will be offered in 2020 for those who complete the PQ Certificate in Clinical Supervision in 2019.

Susannah Bradley

Susannah Bradley is an Accredited Play Therapist and Certified Supervisor (PTUK). She began her play therapy journey in 2006 completing her MA in 2012. She has worked with children of all ages in a variety of environments. Currently she is self-employed, working in a number of local schools and doing some charity work. Susannah works with varying levels of need, largely in disadvantaged areas. She is also a school governor and trustee of a local children’s charity. She is a Clay Therapist and loves working with clay which she finds a really powerful medium.

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly is a Certified Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor (PTIrl). Aoife works with individuals and groups both in schools and in private practice. Aoife is an APAC Course Director for the Certificate and Diploma courses and also a Course Director for the PQ Certificate in Clinical Supervision. Aoife recently completed the MA ‘Exploring the effectiveness of using LEGO in Play Therapy’. Her research showed LEGO is an effective tool for children attending Play Therapy either as individuals or in a group setting.

Post Qualifying Certificate in Filial Play Coaching

16th – 19th June 2019 (4 Days)

Download Flyer Application Form (Word) Application Form (Pdf)

Filial Play Coaching is a natural career development for Play Therapists and other practitioners who wish to work with parents and families.

The PTUK model places an emphasis on working with socially deprived families. The purpose is to provide practice-based training to enable participants to coach parents/carers to use filial play effectively with their children, including the use of touch.

You should be able to incorporate the techniques taught on this course into your work to open up new career opportunities.

Course content includes:

  • An understanding of the main models of filial play, their pros and cons
  • How to assess the parents and children being considered for filial play
  • Teaching parents the importance of play, the main types of play and their purpose so that they can achieve a suitable balance with their children
  • How to ensure that parents know how to structure a filial play session
  • How to coach parents in the four key skills of filial play
  • How to ensure that parents know how to focus on the child during a filial play session
  • Demonstrating the use and applicability of the main filial play tools: art media, music, movement, sand tray, storytelling and puppets, clearly indicating which are appropriate for use at home and those that may be used in the therapist’s play room
  • Advising parents on acquiring, making and using appropriate equipment, materials and toys during their home play sessions according to their circumstances
  • How to ensure that parents know how to use encouragement during a filial play session
  • Advising parents on how to make notes on home play sessions suitable for use during the coaching discussions
  • How to integrate the use of filial play with play therapy if this is being used concurrently
  • Maintaining suitable records of progress and carrying out quality management of filial play work
  • How to brief other involved organisations and colleagues upon the purpose and methods of filial play

There will be a Follow-Up Day in 2020 for those who attend the 2019 course.

Karen O'Neill

Karen O’Neill is a PTUK Accredited Play Therapist and Senior Certified Clinical Supervisor. She is a Senior Course Director with the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC), Course Director of the new Advanced Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People and Associate Tutor with Leeds Beckett University. For the past 10 years, she has delivered training on a range of courses for APAC, accredited by PTUK/PTI in the UK and overseas. She also has an MA in Practice based Play Therapy. In addition, she is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, with over 15 years experience. Karen offers a range of attachment focused interventions to children and families, with an interest in attachment and trauma.

Post Qualifying Certificate in Sandplay Skills Programme Part 1

16th – 19th June 2019 (4 days)

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NB. Attendance at the Theory Day on 14th June 2019 is compulsory before attending Sandplay Skills Part 1

Post Qualifying Certificate in Sandplay Skills Programme Part 2

20th – 22nd June 2019 (3 days)

NB. Parts 1 and 2 cannot be taken in the same year.

If you are a play therapy practitioner, counsellor, psychotherapist or other mental health practitioner who wishes to extend your skills in the therapeutic medium most frequently chosen by children and also to use Sandplay Therapy with adolescents and adults, choose this programme.

In Sandplay therapy the client sets up a world in a sand tray that corresponds to their inner state, using objects/figures and in the arrangement of the sand. In this manner, through free, creative play, unconscious processes are made visible in a three-dimensional form. Through a series of images that take shape in this way, the process of individuation described by Carl Jung is stimulated and brought to fruition. Sandplay has been termed an ‘X-ray of the Psyche’ enabling you to see the changes in the clients’ processes and progression.

Experiential Training

Doing one's own Sandplay work is essential. In order to engage in the medium of Sandplay with a client, the therapist must have experienced the movement of his or her psyche by the same means. To attempt to engage in Sandplay with a client without having undergone one’s own Sandplay work would not be safe.

The 7-day experiential training that is required is offered in two parts:

  1. Certificate in Therapeutic Sandplay Skills - Part 1. This four-day course, preceded by the compulsory theory day, will enable you to start practising
  2. Certificate in Therapeutic Sandplay Skills - Part 2. This 3-day course is for those who have previously completed Part 1 and have at least 20 hours of Sandplay Therapy practice.

Theory

It is vital that Sandplay therapy practitioners have an embedded knowledge of the underlying theoretical principles. This is most effectively accomplished by reading ‘The Handbook of Sand Play Therapy’ by Barbara Turner in advance of the Theory day. (The cost of the book is not included in the Conference progamme but may be purchased through the Amazon link on the PTUK website www.playtherapy.org.uk ). This theoretical part of the programme does not, on its own, provide the competencies required to practice as a Sandplay therapy practitioner.

Certificates of Attendance will be issued after each experiential training course. The final award of PTI/PTUK ‘Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Sandplay Skills’ will be made upon satisfactory completion of both Part 1 and Part 2 of the training and 50 clinically supervised hours of practice.

Eunice Stagg

Eunice Stagg, MA is an Accredited Play Therapist, Senior Supervisor PTUK and Senior Trainer for Play Therapy International (PTI), MBACP (Senior Accredited), AST STRSupervisor, Dip Theology, Registered Sandplay Therapist and Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Eunice is a teaching member of and serves on the Council of The Association for Sandplay Therapy (AST). In the past, she has been an Associate Lecturer for both Canterbury Christchurch University in the UK and the National University of Ireland, Galway through working for APAC. Eunice has conducted Sandplay training in the USA, Africa, India, New Zealand, Malaysia, Romania, Singapore and many other countries throughout the world.

Eunice is a contributing author to The International Book of Sandplay Therapy (Routledge 2017) and has published articles in The Journal of Sandplay Therapy and The Jungian Sandplay Therapy Almanac. She lives and works in the United Kingdom and has a private Sandplay Practice working with both adults and children.

Post Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People

16th – 22nd June 2019 (7 Days)

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We all know that young children often do not use talking as a way to resolve their issues but, as they grow older, this changes. This new 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.

You will learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively using listening, reflecting, empathy, attending, observing, paraphrasing and 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 emotions
  • 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 arousal
  • 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 relationship

There will be a Follow-Up Day in 2020 for those who attend the 2019 course.

Jessica van Maanen

Jessica van Maanen is an Accredited Play Therapist, Supervisor and Filial Play Coach (PTUK). Jessica has 17 years’ experience working with vulnerable children and families. She provides play therapy and counselling services to foster children and their families, children on the autistic spectrum both in mainstream and special needs schools. Jessica also provides supervision to trainee and Accredited Play Therapists and works as a Course Director for APAC, delivering the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and Diploma in Play Therapy courses.

Conference Programme – June 2019

Pre-Conference One Day Training Courses

14th June 2019
09:00 – 17:00

Supervisor Follow-Up Day
Filial Play Coaching Follow-Up Day
Counselling Children and Young People Follow-Up Day
Supervisor Top-Up Day
Sand Play Skills Theory Day

PTUK Conference 2019

15th June 2019
 
08:00 – 08:45 Arrival, Registration and Refreshments
08:45 – 09:00 PTUK 21st Birthday Surprise
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome by Monika Jephcott, Chief Executive PTUK
09:30 – 11:00 Keynote Address Part 1 by Professor Louis Cozolino
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments
11:30 – 13:00 Keynote Address Part 2 by Professor Louis Cozolino
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 CPD Workshop Part 1
15:15 – 15:45 Refreshments
15:45 – 17:00 CPD Workshop Part 2
17.00 Conference Ends
17:00 – 19:00 PTUK 21st Birthday Reception

Post Qualifying Courses

16th – 22nd June 2019

Sunday
16th June 2019
09:00 – 17:00
PQ Certificate in
Clinical Supervision
Day 1
PQ Certificate in
Filial Play Coaching
Day 1
PQ Certificate in
Sandplay Skills Part 1
Day 1
PQ Certificate in
Counselling Children and
Young People
Day 1
Monday
17th June 2019
09:00 – 17:00
PQ Certificate in
Clinical Supervision
Day 2
PQ Certificate in
Filial Play Coaching
Day 2
PQ Certificate in
Sandplay Skills Part 1
Day 2
PQ Certificate in
Counselling Children and
Young People
Day 2
Tuesday
18th June 2019
09:00 – 17:00
PQ Certificate in
Clinical Supervision
Day 3
PQ Certificate in
Filial Play Coaching
Day 3
PQ Certificate in
Sandplay Skills Part 1
Day 3
PQ Certificate in
Counselling Children and
Young People
Day 3
Wednesday
19th June 2019
09:00 – 17:00
PQ Certificate in
Clinical Supervision
Day 4
PQ Certificate in
Filial Play Coaching
Day 4
PQ Certificate in
Sandplay Skills Part 1
Day 4
PQ Certificate in
Counselling Children and
Young People
Day 4
Thursday
20th June 2019
09:00 – 17:00
PQ Certificate in
Clinical Supervision
Day 5
  PQ Certificate in
Sandplay Skills Part 2
Day 1
PQ Certificate in
Counselling Children and
Young People
Day 5
Friday
21st June 2019
09:00 – 17:00
PQ Certificate in
Clinical Supervision
Day 6
  PQ Certificate in
Sandplay Skills Part 2
Day 2
PQ Certificate in
Counselling Children and
Young People
Day 6
Saturday
22nd June 2019
09:00 – 17:00
PQ Certificate in
Clinical Supervision
Day 7
  PQ Certificate in
Sandplay Skills Part 2
Day 3
PQ Certificate in
Counselling Children and
Young People
Day 7

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Major contributors to PTUK/PTI


Dr Mark BarnesFounder of PTI - 1986

Monika Jephcott Election of PTI President - 2002

Dr Violet Oaklander - 2004

Laurie Clarke Former CE of BACP - 2004

Dr Joyce Mills working with PTUK/PTI on StoryPlay® since 2004

Dr Dave Myrow and Dr Sue Bundy-Myrow - Main contributors to Theraplay® for PTUK-PTI since 2004

Dr Janet Courtney Working with PTUK on Appropriate Touch 2004

Dr Gareth Landreth and Monika working together on visit to Fern Hill - 2005

Bridget Sheehan PTI Prize for Creation of Inclusion Rooms - 2006

Audrey Gregan - Inauguration meeting of Play Therapy Ireland - 2006

Sir Richard Bowlby working with PTUK-PTI since - 2007

Training Filial Coaching Ethiopia - 2008

Jeff shaking hands with the President of Ethiopia - 2008

Prof. Mike Shooter - PTI - 2010

Dr Sue Gerhardt - PTI - 2010

Signing off Play Therapy Romania

Launch of Play Therapy Malaysia in 2012

Christine Braithwaite Director of Standards and Policy - 2012 - PSA

Dr Margot Sunderland with Monika at PTUK Conferences

Prof. Fraser Brown Link Tutor with Leeds Beckett University - 2013

Jeff Thomas Development of CAERUS - 2014

Jennie Field - Office Coordinator - 2014

Tiffany Allen - PFL Editor - 2014

Helen Mzuanda - PFL Editor - 2014

Lorna Lewis - Chair of BCTIWC - 2016

Dr Dennis McCarthy - PTI/PTEs 2017 Conference in Santiago de Compostela

Prof. Francis McGlone - Working with PTUK - The Neurobiological Basis of Affective Touch 2018

Bill Field - Financial Consultant - 2018

Alice Arianto - CE PTindo - PTI Award 2018 for achievements in Indonesia

Prof. Louis Cozolino - Evolution and Development of The Social Brain - 2019

Good Practice


Monika Jephcott - Gatekeeper of Good PRactice as Clinical Director of APAC and CE of PTUK and PTI

Jeff Thomas - Registrar - PTUK

First Spanish students with Joaquin Blix, CE PTEs and Violet Oaklander, Patron of Play Therapy Spain

Prof. Fraser Brown - Therapeutic Play Work, LBU

Kanella (Nellie) Boukouvala - Formation and CE or PTGr - 15th November 2014

Wailee Kui - Formation and CE or PT Myanmar - 2016

Nina Ambroziak - Formation and CE of PTpl - 2017

Rene Ohlhoff - CE PTSA - 2018

 

 

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