post qualifying training

Post Qualifying Training

Opportunities for post qualifying training will be listed here when they are available.

All of the following training has been accredited by BAPT.

CPRT Training UK

Training in Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT):

A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model for groups

(2 Day course endorsed by BAPT)

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th October 2023

at the University of South Wales, Newport campus


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Woodland Play Therapy CIC: Delivering nature-based training to support therapists, and counsellors to take their work outdoors with confidence

Nature-based Therapeutic Skills Training

Details of Short Course: On this course you will strengthen your bond with nature as co-therapist, and learn skills to deepen your therapeutic practice outdoors.

This is a hands-on experiential course, delivered online and in person. This training will develop your skills to support the holistic development of the client groups and individuals you work with outside.

What’s in the course?

  • – What nature-based practice means and what to consider for your locations

  • – Exploration of nature as co-therapist

  • – Meaning of attachment to place in nature based settings

  • – Understanding the core principles of nature based Play Therapy

  • – Effective communication with children and participants with social and emotional needs

  • – Relevance of child centred and child led play in outdoor settings

  • – Setting appropriate boundaries for the setting and for the model

  • – Managing containment

  • – Managing confidentiality

This is delivered as a two day, in-person course with one online session, to a total of 11 hours teaching time, and expected 4 hours of self study.

Who’s it for?

  • – Qualified or student Play Therapists

  • – Counsellors

  • – Art, drama and movement

  • – Psychotherapists

  • – Speech and language therapists

  • – Or those with an equivalent therapeutic arts training

This training will take place in the beautiful surroundings of Pollok Country Park on the Southside of Glasgow. The indoor venue is a warm, light spacious room, and you can see more of it here

Parts of the days trainings will be taking place in the woodlands nearby, so please come dressed for all weathers with comfy sturdy boots and be prepared to get a little muddy.

Your ticket also includes warm buffet lunch on the Saturday and cold lunch to finish on the Sunday. Please advise us of any dietary requirements on booking.

Saturday 9th September 2023, 10am – 4pm, in person @ The Yoga Barn, Glasgow

Sunday 10th September 2023, 10am – 3pm, @ The Yoga Barn, Glasgow

Monday 9th October 2023 6pm – 8pm, online

Your tutors : Shuna Mercer & Sophie Kyle

Shuna is a BAPT registered nature based Play Therapist and a clinical supervisor has been running her own private practice for 18 years. She has recently studied Children in Permaculture and is a Forest School Leader. She took her practice out into nature 9 years ago and this has deepened her work with the children and young people she works with.

Sophie is an independent forest school leader and a tutor on Scotland’s Forest and Outdoor Learning Awards. She runs her own forest school programmes in Glasgow green spaces for mainstream and ASL groups and works with schools to support their outdoor learning programmes and trains teachers with skills to take their groups outside with confidence. She is the chair of the Glasgow Region OWL group and a personal development and business coach for artists and holistic therapists.

Location : The Yoga BarnDumbreck Stables, 82 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G414SN Contact Names: Shuna Mercer, Sophie Kyle Contact Telephone Numbers: 07736062024, 07737899133 Contact emails address: Link to Downloadable File: Link to website:

External Safeguarding Training

The following sites offer safeguarding Training appropriate for Play Therapists.

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