Post Qualifying: Relational Play and Creative Therapy for Young People


- 20/02/2025

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- 5:00 pm

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About the course

Post Qualifying: Relational Play and Creative Therapy for Young People, 12 to 18 years old, up to 25 years SEN/Care leavers.

Relational Play and Creative Therapy for Young People, 12 to 18 years old, up to 25 years SEN/Care leavers provides the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to work ethically with an older age range.

This course will explore the legal requirements of working with an older age range of clients, including consent, risk assessing and safeguarding responsibilities. You will explore key theories and how to apply these within your clinical work, whilst using talking, playful and creative interventions to enable the young person to safely express their thoughts and feelings. Within this programme there is a strong focus on the impact of trauma, adolescent development and neurodiversity affirming practice. 

This course is facilitated over 7 days, after which you will undertake 60 clinical hours with young people. You will benefit from termly online sessions with your tutor and ongoing tutor support.

Course requirements:

  • Attendance at all training days, termly online sessions over a 12 month period.
  • Completion of Reflective Journal, Assignment 2000 words and Case Study 3000 words.

Supervision is a requirement of this course and is not included in the course fees.

Entry requirements:

  • Qualified Counsellor
  • Certified Play Therapist
  • Clincial Psychologist

Other requirements:

  • Insured
  • ICO registration
  • Hold membership registration e.g., BACP, NCPS
  • Enhanced DBS

All refreshments and lunch will be included in the cost of the course.


The Team

This in an in person course. This course will take place at Box End Park, Box End, Bedford, MK43 8RQ

  • LO1: Work within the ethical framework for safe, professional and legal practice with young people 12-18 years old, up to 25 years SEN and care leavers.
  • LO2: Establish and develop trusting therapeutic relationships with young people 12-18 years old, up to 25 years SEN and care leavers
  • LO3: Work to promote equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) with young people and those with SEN.
  • LO4: Apply their knowledge of the Relational Model of Creative Therapy to engage the client in a therapeutic relationship.
  • LO5: Working with self awareness
  • LO6: Working within the context of theory, research and skills to deliver relational play coherently to young people and those with Special Educational Needs.
  • LO7: Evaluating, reflecting and reviewing the effectiveness of professional practice

Full suggested reading list will be discussed during the course of the training at appropriate points.

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At this moment we are offering high quality CPD, but look out for other accredited courses that will be launched in the future.

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