The rapid growth of play therapy and filial play worldwide is to a large
extent constrained by the lack of qualified trainers. APAC, a
sister organisation of PTUK, provides free training for suitably
experienced Members to become Certified Trainers and Course
The opportunity is to deliver APAC's range of accredited and highly
successful training courses in the UK, Ireland and other countries.
Cohorts will normally range between 8 and 24 students. A Course
Director and an Assistant Course Director is provided for larger
courses, where necessary. In-house courses as well as open courses are
The current range of courses, for which Course Directors are required
The training programme is at stage 4 of the
PTUK four stage training model
Course Directors must have the ability to:
Deliver the course content as specified in detail in the Course
Directors' manuals and as accredited using a variety of teaching and
learning methods. This includes leading group exercises and
giving PowerPoint presentations for practical and theoretical content.
Organise and support specialist facilitators. Be able to stand
in for specialist facilitators.
Provide emotional support for students during and as a result of the
Support students in their written work. Monitor students'
progress. Answer students' questions. Manage equipment and
stocks of material.
Course Directors are required to sign a contract which clearly
specifies their responsibilities to maintain the high quality of
APAC's courses and protect APAC's intellectual property rights.
APAC will use its best efforts to provide the number of training days
(up to 100) which the Course Director wishes to undertake in a year.
Remuneration is on a sliding scale according to experience and
performance in the role.
The flexible training programme consists of peer observation (both
directions) and a series of one or two day briefings and practice
sessions. There is no charge for the training but participants
have to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Applicants must have been trained as a PTUK Certified Supervisor and
either have the MA in Practice Based Play Therapy or 450 clinical
hours. Ideally all three.
Phone Monika Jephcott on 01825 761143 for further details.
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