Early Years and Schools
Therapeutic Play

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To learn about the importance of play for children.


  • Understand ‘play’ and its importance
  • Exploring therapeutic play
  • Develop effective skills to encourage therapeutic play
  • Sharing good practice at work

Target Audience:

This course will greatly aid anyone who may have to deal with, or support children. It provides basic information on therapeutic play, and explores a range of techniques that can be used with children.

Course Content:

  • Understanding therapeutic play
  • Learning styles
  • Play stages
  • Role of the unconscious
  • Case study
  • Usual development ranges
  • Play therapy techniques
  • Using play to communicate
  • Evaluations and endings


The course examines therapeutic play, and enables participants to understand the concept of therapeutic play. It also explores the concept of the unconscious mind, and how this can be accessed through play techniques. Participants will practice a range of therapeutic techniques, and have the opportunity to evaluate their effectiveness. The use of case studies enables participants to discuss issues that are relevant to their background and vocational experience.

To find out more about these courses please contact our office on 01922 683976 to speak to one of our team or email us on info@apex-ct.co.uk or complete our course interest form by clicking here.