|Field of Study:||Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
|Description:||The overall purpose of the certificate is to enable participants to practice safely and effectively using therapeutic play skills in a variety of settings, to provide emotional support for individual children. The core model, which is integration holistic, has evolved since 1998 from more traditional and less effective models. It makes the course unique in integrating: nondirective and directive approaches; working with both conscious and unconscious processes; the use of wide range of creative arts media and the integration of research with practice. The certificate content is based upon the theory and practice of neurobiology, humanistic psychology, particularly that of Virgina Axline (“Dibs in Search of Self”) and Carl Rogers and the Gestalt Play Therapy approach of Violet Oaklander.
This Certificate is also designed for anyone with experience of working with children or adolescents, and who wishes to work therapeutically with them including, Adoption/|Foster Agency Workers, Arts Therapists, Clinical and Educational Psychologists, Counsellors, Dance/Movement Therapists, Music Therapists, Nursery or Primary School Teachers/ Assistants, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists.