The aim of this course is to provide a theoretical understanding of the benefits of therapeutic and relationship-based play, and to equip both professionals from fostering services and foster carers they support with the confidence to begin therapeutic play at home.
During the training participants will:
- Explore the core concepts of attachment and current brain research as a basis for providing relationship focused therapeutic play opportunities.
- Explore the role of the adult in children’s play, along with the use of attachment focused and therapeutic techniques.
Identify the four Theraplay® dimensions, and associated games that may be used at home.
This course is delivered by our associate trainer Laura Hanks, Play Therapist, Filial Therapist and Placement Support Consultant. Msc Play Therapy (BAPT) MSc Play and Therapeutic Play BSc (hons.) Psychology and Education (BPS).
Laura works with children and their families with a focus on attachment and trauma. She typically provides child-centred play therapy and filial therapy, therapeutic life story work, parent and carer consultations and family sessions (using principles from DDP, Theraplay® and other attachment focused approaches).