The Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC)
provides in-house play
therapy training in Ireland at an organisation's site or at a convenient location
for a group.
The advantages are:
Local Group Training
- Fully accredited programmes using
proven course content delivered by experts in their field
- Training at a convenient place and time
- especially for those who prefer weekdays
- Only local travel - less distance, time
- Less time away from home
- Affinity with other group members
- Training may be more closely aligned
with organisation's needs
- Cost benefits from economies of scale
and use of existing facilities
APAC's course material is available for in-house training programmes. These may range
from one day introductory workshops to full Certificate and Diploma
courses. The course content is tailored to the learning objectives of
the organisation and integrated with other learning methods.
Normally a group of 8 - 12 is optimum for
cost and effectiveness. However APAC has presented a half day workshop to
over 40 delegates and run a 5-day intensive training course in
therapeutic play skills for 80 participants. Examples are:
A series of introductory workshops followed by
a one-year, part time Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills for
Educational Psychologists and teaching staff
- Local Counselling Services
One day introductory workshops - using
therapeutic play skills to work with children and families
Six month Certificate programme, over six
weekends, for primary and nursery school teachers.
One day workshop for Teaching Assistants
focussing on dealing with playground behaviour.
Six month Certificate programme, over 12
weekdays for Care Workers and Supervisors.
Half day seminar with practical exercises
introducing the therapeutic play continuum to a Childhood Studies
- Family Counselling Service
One day workshop for adult Counsellors -
introduction to using therapeutic play with children and families.
APAC's course material is also available
for local group training programmes. These may range from half day
introductory workshops to full Certificate and Diploma courses.
The training may be focussed on any special requirements that the group
may have. A group may be made up of an Organiser and independent
individuals or members of organisations.
A group of 8 - 12 is optimum for cost and
effectiveness for the Certificate and Diploma programmes.
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