FOR COUNSELLORS (HPCSA/ASCHP) AND SOCIAL WORKERS (SACSSP)
Working with children, whether in play therapy or counselling, is a specialized field that requires that counsellors and therapist not only have a sound theoretical understanding of the child and the impact of different life-events and or trauma on the child, but also that they have a variety of play therapy tools and modalities available to them to meet the needs of the individual child client they are working with. Most training courses in the field of play therapy, child counselling and therapy using play-based techniques available in South Africa often only focus on one therapeutic modality or only consists of short training programmes that focus on one therapeutic intervention leaving counsellors and social workers feeling ill equipped to deal with the vast range of different referrals they receive.
With this CPD accredited training course, developed by Dr Louise Aucamp and Anschel Pieterson amongst others (to see more about the presenters, please see bottom of page), we aim to provide delegates not only an in-depth theoretical knowledge base and practical hands-on skills, a structured guideline to the play therapy process, play-based therapeutic tools and play therapy techniques as well as a vast range of different life-events, traumas, and behavioural concerns that children might present with. Delegates have an opportunity to gain not only knowledge and skill but apply these in practice as this programme consist of theoretical component, practical component, as well as supervision and practice guidance over a 6-month period.
This course has been submitted for CPD points at the SACSSP, ASCHP as well as HPCSA.
In this course, delegates will have to complete:
- Theoretical component consisting out of 21 Learning Units over a period of 6 non-consecutive weeks, filled with evidence based latest research and theory integrated into practical application.
- Practical component consisting of practical assignments and ample opportunity to watch application of skill in practice through video clips and practice techniques and skills in sessions under the guidance of experienced counsellors or social workers.
- Internship providing delegates with monthly supervision sessions (either group or individual) as well as practice guidance while they complete 60 practical hours that provides the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the field of working with children.