Therapeutic Play: An Introduction

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On this free course you will learn about play therapy aims and principles to build a child's ability to develop healthy and resilient relationships, and to work though traumatic experiences which may be preoccupying them. Play therapy builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them.

Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behaviour, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.

Are you interested in supporting children through play, this introductory course could be for you!


No formal qualifications required, a keen interest in working with children and developing personal and professional skillset is essential.


Learning and teaching sessions will explore:

  • Different types of play
  • Practical Play sessions
  • How Learning and development is fostered through play
  • Creative thinking and exploration
  • Regulates our emotions