17 Aug'24 Introduction to Developmental Play | AECC University College

Course - CPD

Introduction to Developmental Play-At University College of Osteopathy


In this Introduction workshop you will have opportunity to harness your creative playful processes to move beyond the long term stress of the pandemic and cost of living crisis.

Caroline Essame
Course Title 17 Aug’24 Introduction to Developmental Play
Qualification CPD
Duration 7 CPD Hours
Institution Code A65
Start Date 17 August 2024
Location University College of Osteopathy, 275 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JE


Please note this seminar is taking place at University College of Osteopathy, London.

This course is 7 CPD Hours

Registration Saturday: 08:45

Saturday: 09:00-17:00

We want to reduce our impact on the environment by limiting the amount of paper we are using for our CPD courses. Course notes: Not provided in hard copy. You will be notified by email to access notes via Dropbox or similar (this is free to access and you will not need to set up a Dropbox account).

Course Details

Play and Creative Arts Therapists know the power of using the creative process for healing, development and wellbeing. Increasingly there is more and more neuro-biological evidence about the power of the arts and play to heal, assist in positive learning experiences and promote wellbeing.

Post pandemic frontline workers, therapists, teachers and even corporate executives would all benefit from the opportunity to harness their creative playful processes to move beyond the long term stress of the pandemic and cost of living crisis.

In a time of austerity, anxiety and burnout the power of playfulness has something important to offer and AECC University College is uniquely positioned to offer this opportunity to the education sector, the welfare and health sector, local government and private institutions.

Learning aims for participants

1) To understand the theory and practice of playfulness for wellbeing and learning

2) To explore and articulate the importance of non-verbal play and creativity and illustrate an ability to reflect on their own play process

3) To identify and evaluate the importance of embodied play and creativity and how to harness these for wellbeing

4) To evaluate the key role of playfulness in their personal and professional lives

5) To apply principles of creative practice in their work.

Caroline Essame is the CEO and founder of the social enterprise CreateCATT and the pioneer of Developmental Play – a new model for understanding and working with adults and children through play. She is an art therapist, occupational therapist, educator and play specialist with over 35 years’ experience in educational, welfare and health settings in Singapore, England, India, the Philippines and Malaysia.
Based previously in Singapore she now works in the West Country with children with complex needs and runs an online academy training across the globe. She is an associate lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences where she pioneered their Expressive Arts Therapy Post Graduate Diploma as well as setting up the first Masters in Art Therapy in Asia for LASALLE University of the Arts. She is an ardent believer in play as the foundation of creativity and life-long wellbeing.
An award winning trainer, author and public speaker with consultant projects in South India and the Philippines, and work with the LEGO Foundation on advocating for play based learning as the foundation for developing 21st Century skills, she brings extensive experience and perspectives into all her courses. www.createcatt.com, www.developmental-play.com

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For more information contact the CPD team at cpd@aecc.ac.uk.

Will lunch & refreshments be provided?

Light lunch and refreshments included

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