Sonia Murray 
Jogo Behaviour Support Ltd
01604 832970


Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM BST
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85.00 per person (inc. VAT) 

60.00 per Full Time Student (inc. VAT)


This is an online event. 


Play Therapy in Schools 

(including Tele-Play Therapy in Schools) 

 Live Webinar

(for Registered & Trainee Play Therapists) 

Saturday 20th June 2020

In many ways, a school is an ideal setting for Play Therapy to occur, however there are some challenges.  This workshop will aim to explore how children can be appropriately identified to receive Play Therapy and how Play Therapy can be undertaken effectively in the school setting.  It will look at factors that may impact on the Play Therapy and the Play Therapist.  It will explore the different aspects of being employed in the school and of being a freelance Play Therapist commissioned for specific time periods. 

This workshop will look at the relationship between the Play Therapist and school staff, explore perceptions that school staff may have in regard to the process of Play Therapy and how the Play Therapy will impact back in the classroom. It aims to provide a theoretical basis, whilst providing practical strategies that will equip trainee and experienced Play Therapists to provide a Play Therapy service within schools. It will look generically at Play Therapy in schools, but it will also have a focus on the education system within the UK.  

Course Facilitator


Sonia Murray holds a Diploma in Social Work and is a registered Play Therapist. She has thirty years of experience as a practitioner in the fields of child abuse, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, children’s mental health, childhood trauma, parenting programmes and Play Therapy.   Sonia trains nationally and internationally on topics related to Play Therapy, understanding behaviour, play, communicating with children, behaviour management, positive parenting.  Her work history includes employment as a childcare Social Worker, parent worker, Play Therapist in Education and Social Care and Health settings. Sonia provides consultation, supervision and training in both statutory and voluntary fields of children and young people’s services.  Sonia has also contributed to a number of publications, including The Use of Therapeutic Stories, Becoming and Being a Play Therapist, Turning Points in Play Therapy, Game Play (3rd Edition) and British Journal of Play Therapy.

Sonia has served on the Board of Directors for British Association of Play Therapists in a variety of capacities including Treasurer and chair of Business and Research sub-committees for nearly ten years. Sonia is passionate about understanding children and young people and gains so much from supporting and advising others who are wanting to develop children, young people and families’ lives.