an online CPD training course for professionals working with early attachment and families.
This renowned professional accredited CPD training uses a simple attachment approach and has been developed around the very latest research. The programme is designed to intervene early when attachment and internal working models are being formed or are most likely to change.

Practitioners will learn how to use this flexible programme for group and individual work and how to use a suite of validated measures to evaluate impact.

The training is ideal for all practitioners working with families who may wish to extend their work to babies and their carers e.g. Play and other Creative Arts Therapists, social workers, teaching staff, midwives, nurses, charity workers, family outreach workers, nursery staff, health educators, children's centre staff -and others.

This is a self-led training which practitioners can complete at their own pace; we recommend setting aside around 12 hours to complete the course. 
This highly regarded training will equip you with a practitioner certificate, 12 accredited CPD points, free licensing agreement, a comprehensive secure online folder of resources, a quality assurance license, membership to a closed practitioner community and the opportunity to join our Attachment Play Practitioner Directory.

"This is the best training course I have ever been on"
Play Therapist, UK

About the Course Author

Debi Maskell-Graham has over 30 years' experience of working with families and children. She is passionate about empowering parents and carers with new attachment knowledge and evidence-based skills to help strengthen the parent-child relationship from within.

As a Play Therapist, researcher, trainer and consultant, she is known for her ability to translate the very latest in empirical attachment research into accessible, effective and playful practice

She has published widely including policy and governmental reports. Her book "Reflective Functioning and Play: strengthening attachment relationships in families from pregnancy to adolescence" came out in August 2016 along with an accompanying baby book "You're My Hero".

About the Course Leader

Sophia O’Neill is a Play Therapist MA, and a Baby Bonding, Toddler Bonding and Heart to Heart practitioner & trainer; working with families across Dorset. 

Sophia is Course Director for the Postgraduate Masters in Practice-Based Play Therapy and newly appointed Director of Research. 


Are there ID or minimum age requirements?

This event is for childcare professionals aged 18 years or over. The training is aimed at practitioners working closely with parents and children with a relevant first qualification such as Play and other Creative Arts Therapists, social workers, teaching staff, charity workers, family outreach workers, nursery staff, health staff, children's centre staff - and others.

Do I need to anything to take part?

A notepad and pen is all you need. 

Across the year, you’ll have access  up to over 24 hours of CPD learning delivered straight to your inbox
What's included in the training?

The training is delivered online as a progressive course of video modules, resources and research with ongoing access after you have completed the course.
The modules are available to watch and revisit as often as you wish and will continue to be updated. 
Participants are required to submit an evaluation and course assessment in order to receive CPD certification.
This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office and is licensed by Clear Sky Children's Charity.

  • Pre-recorded video course modules 
  • Resource Library
  • Research Library
  • ​Evaluation 
  • ​Accredited CPD Certification
  • ​Ongoing access to updated materials
  • ​Listing on our professional network register
  • ​A copy of Reflective Functioning (sent by post upon completion)

Course cost £220* including a hardcopy of 
'Reflective Functioning Book'

* Please note that mentoring sessions and supervision may be arranged but 
are charged separately and are not included in the course fee

Please Click HERE for our Terms and Conditions

We look forward to welcoming you! 
If you have any membership queries, please contact us at 

Clear Sky Children's Charity 2020 - Institute for Play & Attachment
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