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A useful introduction
Play Therapy Skills Course (Booked online with Hotcourses)
by Rachel - May 2014

A useful introduction to play therapy, including the history of play therapy, and some of the theories associated with child development, as well as giving lots of practical ideas to use in play therapy. The feedback from the tutor was good when it arrived, but I had to chase each time (rather than getting it within the promised 24 hours), and I am still awaiting my certificate three weeks after completing my final assignment.

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Play therapists help children to make sense of difficult life experiences, past or present, through the symbolic communication of play. Play is a child's natural way of communicating and can help children to explore various issues that they might find difficult to express in other ways. Play therapy work is usually with children aged between 3 and 11, sometimes with adolescents, and mainly on a one-to-one basis with sessions lasting about an hour. Some play therapists also work with groups of children. Approaches and techniques vary from child-centred (also...more