Year 1 play therapy residential
Our first year play therapy students will have the benefit of working with Maya Cockburn, movement therapist, on their forthcoming residential this weekend. Enjoy!
Child in Mind's new home
We have finally relocated to The Lodge. Our new Child and Family Therapy Centre has been lovingly restored to provide wonderful facilities for the children, families and groups that we work with. The Lodge is also home to our dedicated play therapy training centre. This year's cohort are already beginning to feel at home here.
A great morning at the BAPT conference listening to Lori Yasenik and Ken Gardner discussing 'turning points in play therapy'. Thank you BAPT.
Our hearts go out to the many children and families affected by the explosion at Manchester Arena last night. Let's meet our children and young people wth love and sensitivity today and in the coming weeks as the reality of what has happened begins to dawn. Sad times indeed.
Closing date for applications - Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy
The closing date for applications for the September 2017 intake is 12 noon on 31st May 2017.
Happy New Year!
Jayne and Katy would like to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful New Year.
The Cost of Intervening Too Late
The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) has published its report 'The Cost of Late Intervention' which highlights that picking up the pieces from damaging social problems affecting children and young people costs the Government £17 billion per year.
We welcome this publication and hope that strategic level decision-makers will continue to shift the focus away from reactive late intervention to a more proactive model of early intervention that will benefit the children and young people we work with.
Applications for the 2017 cohort are now being accepted
We are pleased to announce that the application process for the 2017 intake is now open. We look forward to receiving your completed application form.
The Countdown Has Begun!
The application process for the 2017 intake of the Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy programme will open on 1st November. Application forms will be available to download directly from the website on this date.
Attachment & Trauma UK Congress
We are very excited to learn that in May 2017 the world's leading experts and pioneers in the field of neuroscience, attachment and trauma will participate in a three day congress being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. Speakers include:
Bessel van der Kolk
What a fantastic opportunity! We will definitely be there.
Our New Home
Child in Mind are relocating their business base from Warrington to Salford. The Lodge, will be lovingly restored to provide a warm and welcoming home for our child and family therapy centre.
A Great Day!
It was wonderful to have Sue Jennings as visiting lecturer on our Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy last week. We all enjoyed a fantastic day of creativity and wonderment. Thank you Sue!
BACP Statement on Play Therapy
Our decision to break with tradition and run the Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy, with BACP as our professional body, has sparked interest amongst other play therapists also wanting to join BACP. We are pleased to see that BACP has now published a statement which clarifies the position for play therapists regarding their eligibility to join BACP. The statement can be accessed in full here. Child in Mind's Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy programme meets the BACP core competences for Counselling and Psychotherapy training, as well as the additional competences identified in the BACP Counselling with Young People Framework. In addition to this our training also meets specific independent competences for play therapy training.
Adoption Support Fund News!
We are very pleased to hear the government announcement that children in special guardianship placements will now be eligible for help from the Adoption Support Fund from 1st April 2016. As approved providers this means we are now able to extend our work to include even more children and families.
Further news is that the fund will be accessible for adopted children until they reach the age of 21, and children adopted through inter-country adoptions will also have access to the fund from 1st April.
BACP CPD Endorsement Scheme ends
We are sad to announce that the CPD Endorsement Scheme run by BACP has been withdrawn. Child in Mind Ltd had three courses endorsed for quality through the scheme and was applying for endorsement of a further three. The scheme was apparently closed as a consequence of a strategic review of BACP. Information from BACP regarding the withdrawal of the scheme can be accessed here.
Freelance Play Therapists required
We are looking to recruit qualified and experienced play therapists to work on a freelance basis in our school-based service. We would welcome applications from play therapists with a minimum of 500, post qualification, supervised play therapy hours. Application forms or further information can be requested from Katy Beetham
Happy New Year
As 2016 begins we are pleased to have our Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy programme endorsed by Professor Sue Jennings PhD. We very much look forward to welcoming her input with our students later in the year.
Merry Christmas to all from Jayne, Katy and our wonderful team of therapists.
Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy
As we near the end of the first module we are all very excited to have psychodramatist, Di Adderley join us for a 'Playback' workshop on this weeks residential weekend.
The Adoption Support Fund
Child in Mind Ltd are very happy to be providing our DDP, Filial therapy, Play therapy and Psychotherapy services to adoptive children and families in the North West thanks to the Adoption Support Fund. As approved providers we are now reaching more adopted children and families than ever before and seeing some great results.
BACP CYP Conference
A really interesting day at the CYP Conference in York. A great keynote speech by Renee Marks, to a packed venue. It was great to see so many like-minded professionals recognising the impact of complex trauma on the children and young people we work with.
Edge Hill University
Congratulations to Edge Hill University for achieving 'University of the Year' 2014/15 in the Times Higher Education awards. Great news!
An interesting day today spent with colleagues at the BAPT conference. Some great speakers, and my personal favourite Simon Kerr-Edwards whose key note speech resonated on many levels. The afternoon 'improvisation' workshop was great, with lots of laughter as well as some thought provoking reflections.
Our very best wishes go to Peter Ayling the out-going chair of BAPT.
Dip PCPT - closing date for applications.
Just three weeks remaining until the closing date for applications to the Dip Person-Centred Play Therapy programme. Be sure to get your application to us by 22 May at 12:00 noon.
Specialist Occupational Therapist required
We are looking to recruit qualified and experienced Occupational Therapists who have undertaken further advanced training in Sensory Integration Therapy, to work on a freelance basis in our school-based service throughout the north-west. Application forms or further information can be requested from Katy Beetham
Child in Mind are now on Twitter! Follow us at @ChildinmindLtd
New Government Guidelines for Counselling in Schools
On Wednesday the government's Department for Education released its advice document 'Counselling in Schools: A Blueprint For The Future'. We are pleased to announce that the managed school-based psychological therapy service provided by Child in Mind Ltd already meets the recommendations in the advice document.
We very much welcome the advice document and look forward to the time when children and young people in every school in the UK will be able to access the psychological help they need.
The advice document is launched on the back of the 'Future in Mind' report which highlighted proposals for improving the mental health of children and young people. The report advocates a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing, provision of school-based psychological therapy and appropriate training for teachers on mental health.
Child in Mind Ltd believe these key areas are fundamental to improving the outcomes for children.
Closing Date for Dip PCPT
The closing date for applications to the Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy is 22 May at 12:00. We are looking forward to meeting all eligible applicants at our interview days.
More CPD Courses Gain BACP Endorsement
We are very pleased to announce that two more of our CPD courses have been endorsed for quality by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Child in Mind Ltd have always been committed to providing quality training and welcome this endorsement by BACP. Our latest trainings to gain endorsement are:
Check the CPD page for details of how to access these courses
Freelance Play Therapists required
We are looking to recruit qualified and experienced Play Therapists to work on a freelance basis in our school-based service throughout the north-west. We would welcome applications from Play Therapists with a minimum of 500, post qualification, supervised play therapy hours. Application forms or further information can be requested from Katy Beetham
New payment options
To make paying for your training through Child in Mind Ltd more flexible we are now able to offer you different payment options. Most of our training can now be paid for directly by debit or credit card or by Paypal. We do appreciate however that for some organisations a cheque in the post or bank transfer is the easier option so this option is also open to you.
Unfortunately due to the difference in currency we regret we cannot accept cheques from Ireland.
Application process now open!!
Two weeks ahead of schedule the application process for the Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy programme is now open. Application forms can be downloaded from our Play Therapy Training page. 16/01/15
Application process opening shortly
We are very pleased to announce that the application process for the Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy will open at the end of January!! Application forms will be available to download directly from our website. 1/1/15
Happy New Year!!
Happy New Year to all from Jayne, Katy and our wonderful team of therapists. 1/1/15
Congratulations to BAPT
We would like to congratulate BAPT on the recent accreditation of their register by the PSA.
Play Therapy - breaking boundaries!
Our desire to have Play Therapy accepted as part of mainstream psychotherapy is now a step closer as the Diploma in Person-Centred Play Therapy is planned for 2015. Students on the rigorous 2-year training programme designed by Child in Mind Ltd will begin their journey into clinical practice with BACP as their professional body. BACP is the largest professional body representing Counselling and Psychotherapy in the UK.