Creative Arts in Play Therapy: Visual Art, Therapeutic Storytelling and Clay
1 & 2 Sept 2016 (Completed)
We recently concluded our Creative Arts in Play Therapy: Visual Art, Therapeutic Storytelling and Clay. The course was a fun-filled 2-day (14 hours) certificate programme designed to introduce professionals to visual art, therapeutic storytelling and clay and their application in various work setting.
Participants enjoyed a wide range of reflective exercises and experiential activities. The participants had opportunities to experience with the different modalities. Working in small groups, participants also had numerous opportunities to put practice new learnings and techniques followed by group discussion and consultation.
The course is accredited with the Association for Play Therapy (US) www.a4pt.org and the 14 training hours will be counted towards registration as a play therapist with the Association (requirement of 150 hours of approved training needed).
Please contact us for the next workshop date.
From our participants
"The experiential learning and experience of using play and art in therapy was very helpful. The workshop provided me with ideas and activities that can be used in my practice sector, where I work with young individuals with special requirements (e.g. Autism, Physical Impairment, Down Syndrome, etc.), and their adult caregivers. The open sharing between trainers and participants gives me an in-depth perspective of how creative therapy can be used not only during one-to-one intervention, but also in group-work and for personal development. Using the different modes of creative art in play therapy (i.e. Clay, Storytelling, Visual Arts) provides me with an even more expansive way to engage and help my clients establish a safe space for emotional expression, and opens up opportunities to discuss critical issues that may be challenging to understand for children or adults in general. The course has definitely inspired me to do even better for our clients, and I feel even more motivated with the wealth of knowledge gained from the course."
Mohamed Alif Bin Sulaiman, Social Work Associate, Singapore
“Creative Art in Play Therapy using, art, clay and storytelling is engaging and powerful. I found that active participation in these experiential activities helped me understand the subjective experience of the client. We were engaged in groups as we took turns in different roles and use different modalities in exploring a variety of topics, both professional and personal ones. Through the group work, I was able to link the framework to the practice and see how the creative and therapeutic processes develop.”
Goh Lilin, Registered Nurse, Singapore
“I applaud Alicia and Sock Kuan for making the painstaking effort in organizing this workshop. This was evident from not only to the selection of the snacks served during the tea breaks, but to the training materials provided, and the varied and colorful activities planned over the two days training. Alicia and Sock were able to complement each other perfectly. They were humble and respectful in their approach, generous and genuine in their sharing of authentic cases and insights. The trainers also provided a safe environment for us to share and learn. The trainers made an extra effort to check how the participants were doing and feeling constantly. They were sensitive in facilitating and helping members in managing some difficult emotions that inevitably surfaced during the processes.
That explained why I found the training: enriching, engaging and yet not draining. In fact, I felt energized and relaxed at the end of the training despite having a bad flu. Kudos to Alicia and Sock Kuan”
Doreen Wong, School Counselor, Singapore