The Listening Tree Play Therapy Centre
Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Parenting support

  March 2020   Therapeutic Play Skills Certificate


FETAC Level 6 Minor Award (6N4705) 15 credits

Therapeutic Play Skills is offered on a part time, blended learning basis and equips the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to plan, deliver and evaluate both group and individual play based interventions. It is an experientially based learning programme with an additional online component. Participants engage in creative activities that enhance personal development, develop insight and awareness, and contribute to understanding and meeting the needs of all children including those living in adverse circumstances. Directive and non-directive therapeutic approaches are addressed.

Unit 1 - Play, Child Development, & Service Provision

Unit 2 - Plan for and Support Self - directed Play

Unit 3 - Non Directive Play Skills

Unit 4 - Therapeutic Storytelling

Unit 5 - Creative Visualization

Unit 6 - Interactive Play

Unit 7 - Therapeutic Use of Puppets

Unit 8 - Medical Play

Unit 9 - Personal and Social Development Groupwork

Unit 10 - Professional practice

Dates for 2020: March 14th and 28th, April 11th and 25th, May 12th and 26th, closing and handing in assignments 12-6-2020.


This course is facilitated by Monique McEvoy for Children's Therapy Centre. 

email childrenstherapycentre@gmail.com for dates and details.