The Therapeutic Power of Play

The Therapeutic Power of Play

A practically-based workshop outlining the basics of Attachment Theory and Developmental Neuroscience and giving some fun but hard-hitting strategies for discovering the therapeutic power of play. Participants will be working individually, in pairs and groups and with art materials such as paint, paper and playdoh. Bring an apron and leave the SurfacePro at home!

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half day

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Monday 25th June 2018, 9:30am-12pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in discovering and relating more fully to their inner child.

Max number of participants - 12

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Facilitator - Jill Bamber
Jill is a member of the Counselling and Psychology lecturing team, with specialist interests in developmental trauma and therapeutic play. She has worked with children and young people for a number of years, using tried and tested therapeutic play techniques.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:
  • Have a basic understanding of Attachment Theory and its links with Neuroscience.
  • Recognise and integrate more fully their inner child.

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How to Apply

Please book online at If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893808

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