Non-Directive Play Therapy: Principles and Practice

with Jenny Reid and Rosie Dymond

Friday 25th – Saturday 26th February 2021, 10am – 4pm

Please note that the date of this event has been changed to give us the best possible chance of delivering the training in person. We will communicate closely with all delegates to make sure that we can deliver the experiential training safely and effectively, which may include delivering the workshop online. Any delegates who are not able to attend due to changes we make will of course have their fees refunded in full.

This two-day event is suitable for qualified or trainee counsellors and therapists, or practitioners working in a supportive role with children and young people. The course will provide an overview of the theoretical basis of Non-Directive Play Therapy, as well as an opportunity to experience practical skills and techniques.

The training will be delivered by two BAPT qualified Play Therapists, with more than 20 years’ combined experience.

This interactive, experiential workshop will introduce the key theories and principles of Non-Directive Play Therapy, including:

  • An introduction to psychosocial theories of child development.
  • Applying the core conditions of Person Centred therapy to facilitate child led play.
  • Identifying themes and dynamics, formulating and using working hypotheses.
  • Involving parents and systems to build a therapeutic alliance.
  • Therapeutic limit setting.
  • Exploring a range of play and creative materials.

This event is offered as a stand-alone course, and will provide practitioners with a range of skills, techniques and theoretical concepts to incorporate into their ongoing professional practice. It also forms part of our Certificate in Creative Counselling for Young People.

The training will be delivered at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, an accessible venue close to Sheffield city centre.

Please go to our EventBrite page to secure your place. Terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy, can be found here.

Cost: Standard £240; Student £195 (inc VAT)

We received a lovely email from a past participant recently out of the blue and she agreed we could share her comments here: “I am just contacting you to say that this training was one of the most valuable courses I have been on to develop my knowledge of working with young children. I work with lots of young children who have experienced many forms of trauma and loss and I regularly think of what you taught and integrate it into my practice. So thank you! I look forward to attending more of  your courses in the future”