Play Therapy Certification Course


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  • Why This Course
  • Who Is This For
  • What Will I Learn
  • Requirements
  • What Will I Achieve
Play Therapy

Children can be unable to express themselves using words. They lack the verbal and cognitive skills required to fully express themselves and talk about issues that they face. It becomes even worse if the child is suffering from a mental illness or disorder. For instance, grief or anger is complex. A child may not be able to process the feelings and related thoughts, making it difficult for them to deal with the issues.

This is where play therapy comes in. It can help children learn how to deal with mental issues that are causing them distress. Play allows them to act out scenes that are similar to what they may be facing, work on addressing particular issues or even develop characters with similar emotions or feelings as theirs. It is a hands-on therapy.

Children can use toys to express their feelings. For example, a child who has lost a parent or a sibling can use puppets to portray a character that misses a friend and feels sad. A dolls house can feature a child beneath their bed, hiding from parents who are fighting, to help a child that has experienced domestic violence.

A therapist can help during play to solve a problem based on the type of approach that is being implemented. The therapist can also simply observe how the child helps the toy character to overcome its emotions.

You Will Learn

The meaning of play therapy; what it is and what is involved

About the types of play therapy

When to use play therapy

The tools and approaches that are often used in play therapy

How play therapy works

The benefits of play therapy

The qualities of a good therapist

Benefits of Taking This Course

Taking the course will help you:
Learn the basics of play therapy

Learn what play therapy does

Learn when to use play therapy and how it works

Know the tools and approaches that the therapy uses

Learn the benefits of using the therapy

Determine if you have any particular interest in learning more about play therapy

Determine if you would want to become a play therapist

Increase the knowledge you have about psychotherapies

No requirements are needed for this course.
Play Therapy Certification