Play Therapy training

This course enables learners to understand how they can support children and young people to reduce a more general difficulty such as anxiety or aggression or to work through something specific such as changed behaviour due to a bereavement or traumatic experience.

Play therapy can be used to help children cope with difficult life events, trauma and attachment problems, communication difficulties, behavioural and emotional problems and social skills.

Play therapy helps children understand and clarify disturbing or frightening feelings and upsetting events that they haven’t had the opportunity to sort out for themselves in their minds.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What is play therapy? And how do you approach it?
  • Who is play therapy for?
  • What are the play therapy techniques?
This Play Therapy course has been designed specifically for people who work within Children's Services.However, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people including parents and the Education sector to help understand how play techniques can be used in other working roles.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 1.5 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Play Therapy eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Play Therapy course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • What play therapy is and how it works
  • The types of behaviour and how it can be addressed
  • When to apply play therapy techniques
  • When to refer to a trained play therapist

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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Face to Face

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Additional course information

Here are example screenshots of our interactive learning in action. If you would like to see more of the course features before you subscribe, feel free to book a demo with the team, who would be delighted to show you how our online courses help support meaningful training.