CTC are offering you 2 great training opportunities – now enrolling for Oct 2014 start dates:
The Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy is a fully accredited Play Therapy and child & adolescent psychotherapy training offered as an advanced supplementary training for qualified therapists who wish to achieve an academically and professionally validated award in creative psychotherapeutic work with children and adolescents. QQI is the awarding body. Our focus on play and creativity; on understanding and conceptualizing the therapy process with children and young people; and clearly addressing skills necessary for working in partnership with parents makes this a unique training. Traditional psychotherapy training focuses on work with adults. This specialised course builds on such core training to develop the expertise and skills necessary to work successfully, and in accordance with ethical requirements to practice within area of competence, with young clients.
‘Talking therapies’ do not meet the needs of children – the language of childhood is play. Likewise, adolescents require a developmentally appropriate approach. Child centred therapy involves the use of play therapy and creative techniques and media, taking account of the child/young person’s developmental level, dependency, and emerging needs.
The Principles of Art Therapy Certificate is a Level 8, 10 credit, CIT award. This experiential training runs over 8 weekends (Fri night and full day Sat) from 24th Oct 14 until May 15 and provides an opportunity to explore Art Therapy within a group setting. A variety of approaches to the process of Art Therapy will be introduced through workshops, lectures and seminars.
Each weekend is themed around a key principle of the art therapy process. Lectures will be delivered exploring how the process can work in a range of contexts, and with clients of various ages (children, adolescents and adults), from Psychiatry, Probation, Pallative Care, Education, to Learning Disabilities. Experiential workshops, facilitated by qualified, registered arts therapists, will provide participants with experience of a range of different approaches to facilitating a group; directive, theme-based, non-directive, etc. There will also be opportunities to consider creative approaches to various issues including e.g. sexual abuse and eating disorders.
Contact Eileen Prendiville at the Children’s Therapy Centre for details of courses