The techniques and methods are the tools in the tool-kit of a play therapist or a practitioner of therapeutic play. The more skills or tools practitioners have the better they can adapt to new situations, difficulties or problems and follow the lead given by children in the sessions.
These tools are also resources. The more resources, inner and outer, that we have access to the less likely that we will “burn out”. However it is no use knowing the theory of a tool without the practical experience of using it, initially under safe conditions. This is why Play Therapy Ireland (PTIrl) places great emphasis on practical and experiential play therapy training.
The play therapy tool-kit is also based upon the set of competencies described in the Professional Structure Model (PSM) developed by PTUK.
Dance and Movement
Keen to develop a career in Play Therapy? Making plans for the Summer Holidays? Thinking about the intensive 15 day's Summer School at La Mouline, France but feel a little nervous about Brexit? Rest assured, we are Brexit-ready and Summer School in La Mouline will be running as usual, whatever form Brexit takes.
In the event of adverse weather, please consider your own safety. Unless you have been advised otherwise by APAC, all courses will run as scheduled at all venues. Please regularly check your emails. If you decide that you are unable to make your journey, please contact your Course Director or the APAC Office to let them know. If you are attending the first weekend of a course, please email Monika Jephcott on firstname.lastname@example.org