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tootsweets Sat 08-Feb-14 17:52:27

I am considering training to become a play therapist. Am a bit overwhelmed at the number of training courses available!!
I am already a qualified primary teacher. Anyone out there who has already qualified recommended a plan of action?

Honeysweet Mon 10-Feb-14 20:15:45

I was hoping you would get replies to this, as I know someone who might like to do it sometime. Disclaimer. I dont really know what a play therapist does though.

tootsweets Tue 11-Feb-14 22:18:42

Thank you Honey. I hoped for replies too.
Going to have to do lots of research smile
Thank you for your reply.

Adair Thu 13-Feb-14 23:14:20

Hi, I am hoping to train as a Play Therapist. I volunteer with a local organisation called Carefree Kids as a Therapeutic Playworker so can maybe answer some questions? Best books to start are Dibs:in search of self by Virginia Axline, or Garry Landreth Play Therapy.
Am hoping to start with a certificate with IATE, but I know people who have done the Play therapy UK accredited one.
Good luck!

frugalfuzzpig Thu 13-Feb-14 23:18:08

I'm a long way off being able to train for a career (am ill ATM but it's not permanent hopefully!) but this is something that appealed too. Is it necessarily a postgraduate qualification where you need to be something else already or can you go straight into say a degree in it? (I don't have a degree as became too ill to study)

tootsweets Fri 14-Feb-14 19:29:29

Thank you for your replies.
Am looking into volunteering smile
I think a degree is extremely helpful, but not absolutely essential.

roadwalker Fri 14-Feb-14 19:33:02

I have used a play therapist, I hope you turn out better than her!
Do you know what area you want to work in?
My experience is through my adopted daughter and I have come across playtherapy which is an attachment based therapy and filial therapy which is a non-directive play therapy

minimalist99 Mon 18-Sep-17 20:54:43

Hello I am looking to careers and this appealed to me. Has anyone completed this course? Could you tell me about career opportunities with this job?

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