‘Play Therapy in Action – An Introduction to the Core Skills of a Play Therapist’
The ‘Play Therapy in Action’ training DVD has been compiled by BAPT to demonstrate some of the core skills and key elements of a Play Therapist’s work. Footage includes examples of how a Play Therapist might conduct a referral meeting with a parent, an introductory session with a child, a review meeting with a parent and an ending with a child. In between there are many examples to illustrate key Play Therapy skills such as engaging and building rapport with a child, empathising with a child’s feelings, showing acceptance, being playful, offering permissiveness and setting boundaries and limits.
The DVD is not intended as any alternative or substitute for completion of a BAPT accredited training programme but will be a valuable resource for those on training or those interested in learning more about what the work of a Play Therapist entails.
A trainer’s version of the DVD with a supplementary training manual on pdf is also available for an additional charge of just £15
The trailer below gives a brief sample glimpse into the contents of the full-length film (nearly two hours)which is now available for online purchase. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RkdZDf1jLY
PLEASE NOTE: THE CLIENTS AND THEIR PARENTS FEATURED IN THIS DVD ARE PORTRAYED BY ACTORS AND ARE NOT CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN REFERRED FOR THERAPY
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING about the DVD:
“I congratulate the production team on a really useful demonstration of the principles of play therapy. It will be a valuable resource in training. The many vignettes of practice will foster discussion both of the underlying principles and of therapists’ very different personal styles.”
Dr Linnet McMahon (author of ‘The Handbook of Play Therapy’ – 2nd edition 2009)
“It is very good to see a new and interesting DVD and booklet on play therapy with children from a child centred perspective, using both non-directive and directive techniques. ‘Play Therapy in Action’ produced by the British Association of Play Therapists demonstrates how therapeutic relationships with children are developed through playing and talking. This is conveyed well by each of the warm and helpful play therapists who participated. I hope it will be widely used because it will be certain to deepen both professionals’ and the public’s understanding of play therapy and its importance for troubled children and their families!”
Dr Virginia Ryan, C Psychol, MBAPT, Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Play Therapist, Filial Therapist/Instructor
“This DVD … has been produced with great care and attention and succeeds in so many ways in capturing the very spirit and inspiration of the whole enterprise of Play Therapy.
…….There can be no doubt that this DVD will be of the greatest value in the training of Play Therapists. Other professionals working with children will also learn a lot from looking at it. And so too, members of the wider public who may well benefit from reminding themselves of the child within the adult and of the compelling reality of children’s emotional lives.”
Peter Wilson,Consultant Child Psychotherapist, Clinical Adviser to The Place2Be and former Director of Young Minds.