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May 5th 2011 | 13 comment(s)

Wentworth Castle, Stainborough (nr Barnsley) (UK) 17th – 23rd June 2011


Play Therapy UK (PYUK) will be holding the above event at Wentworth Castle in Yorkshire from 17th to 23rd June this year. Touch is a ‘hot topic’. It is essential for normal, healthy child development. It has been widely held for decades that the absence of nurturing, parental touch significantly influences growth in children, leading to such problems as delayed mental and physical development. In social and psychological studies, researchers have found that with touch deprivation, children often grow into juveniles and adults who show tendencies toward physical violence, sleep disorders, suffer from suppressed immune systems and even show some tendencies toward impaired growth development

Its use in therapy with children is vital. However the current climate of risk avoidance in Western society, recent child abuse tragedies and much media speculation surrounding issues involving sexual violence against children make touch a sensitive subject with parents and the authorities. This is why we have made it our theme for 2011. To encourage our members to use appropriate touch more in their practice and to help parents regain skills that have been lost over the years.

The format of the conference this year gives you a choice from seven post qualifying courses of 3-day, 4-day and 7-day duration courses. These are not merely CPD events with attendance certificates. They will significantly enhance your skills and provide PTUK/PTI Post Qualifying Certificates to aid your career development. In today's harsh financial climate we believe that you will want lasting value from your investment of time and money.

For more details and booking see the PTUK website


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