Play Therapy Level 2


Play Therapy Level 2

Although course members are free to separate the two courses it is recommended that they do the Play Therapy Level 2 course as soon as possible following or immediately after the Play Therapy Level 1 course. The two courses form a complete process of integrating the interventional process. By only doing the Play Therapy Level 1 course the Play Practitioner will not be able to experience the intervention process from intake to closure. It can happen that the first course, although valuable, can appear to be a big volume of information without an end result.

Course duration: Day course 4 days / Evening course 5 days (24 hours)
Course cost: R2600.00
CPD Points for Level 2 : 25
Approval date: 19 March 2024 to 19 March 2025
Approval number: 201/2024

Course content:

Day 1

Introducing the Gestalt Intervention Framework for Play Practitioners (GIFPP).
Handling of resistance.
Therapeutic handling of resistance within the GIFPP.
Application of the Rosebush as technique with any other object with integration of the GIFPP.

Day 2

Monster technique.
Integration in the GIFPP videos and exercises.
Group work according to the GIFPP. Video demonstrations.
First group work session.

Day 3

Group work in the GIFPP second session.
The empty chair technique.
Evaluation and integration of all techniques of level 1 and level 2.
Group Evaluation.

In  the Play Therapy Level 2 course the participant receives a working structure to make them aware of how to bring the child to a full awareness of his or her own behaviour. The Gestalt Intervention Framework for Play Practitioners (GIFPP) is integrated in Level 2. Additional techniques not covered in Level 1 such as the monster technique and the empty chair technique will be dealt with in Level 2.

By integrating the skills gained in Level 1 and the additional skills of Level 2 the practitioner will be in a better position to cover the spectrum of foreground needs presented by the child. The practitioner will also have the opportunity to evaluate their own role as caregiver. Roles of container and facilitator will be amongst the roles that the course member will need to not only understand but experience within the experiential opportunities of the exercises.

In both courses the practitioner will get the opportunity to experience and see how the child’s wishes and his or her foreground needs to be raised to the foreground in a safe environment. This on its own allows the child just to be and to develop and be able to truly express themselves. In doing this the child can make use of any medium, and the different mediums will be introduced into the intervention process.

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