The Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy

Therapeutic Play Skills & Play Therapy

Play Therapy & Creative Arts Therapies Training Courses

- the largest and most experienced dedicated playtherapy and creative arts therapies training organisation worldwide

- the only play therapy training programmes validated through clinical outcomes

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Faculty for Play Therapy Training

Open Courses

The staff team, led by Monika Jephcott, is drawn from an international pool of professional play and creative arts therapies educators which has been developed over the last ten years. Teaching staff are well-qualified, experienced, active practitioners in their field who also undertake research activities  All teaching staff have contacts with their professional bodies and are active play therapy or arts therapy practitioners.  All are approved as Associate Lecturers by Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University. Monika Jephcott - Chief Executive APAC
Other core faculty members for our play therapy training courses are:  

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Evelyn Saunders




A list of selected playtherapy faculty staff with brief career details is given below:

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Monika Jephcott

  • Course Director
  • Module Co-ordinator
  • Facilitator & Tutor
  • Supervisor
  • Member of Examination Board

B.A. (Hons) London Univ

Diploma in Counselling;

Professor of Play Therapy (IBECPT)

Founding member of Play Therapy UK (PTUK)

2001 PTI Award for contributions to the field of play therapy

Elected President of PTI 2003

Karen O'Neill
  • Facilitator & Tutor
  • Course Director

RGN, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

Filial Therapist in the USA

Filial Mentor/Coach by PTUK

Clinical Supervisor and Course Director for APAC

Jeff Thomas
  • Director of Administration, Communications & Systems
  • Director of Education Policies & Quality Management
  • Director of Research
  • Facilitator & Tutor



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