Here we present a programme of one day workshops exploring various topics from a play therapy perspective. Whilst this will not mean you can deliver therapy, there are key transferable skills and knowledge which you can integrate into your current practice.
These interactive workshops use a variety of play resources and techniques to explore key issues in childhood practice around physical, social and emotional development, communication, trauma, stress, relationships and emotions. Each workshop will be delivered by qualified practicing play therapists. It will be 9:30 to 3:30 pm usually on a Friday and some on Saturday. Lunch is included as are tea coffee and snacks. A CPD certificate from With Kids accompanies each workshop.
Our workshops offer an experiential experience in small groups. There will be presentation of up to date research information, participatory group activities, group discussions with support and reflections from our facilitators. We aim to offer a full learning experience which involves a certain amount of self-reflection on personal practice.
In doing so the aim is to help you as professionals to better understand how children may think, interact with the world, develop emotional regulation and form working models for relationships, learning and self-development. We will also focus and recognise the important role you play in facilitating these.
Our workshops are suitable for anyone working with children but it is essential you have an interest in entering the world of childhood with an open mind and young heart.