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to the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy.

APAC is the largest and most experienced dedicated play and creative arts therapies training organisation worldwide and the only Play Therapy training programmes validated through clinical outcomes.

APAC was established in 1998 to provide training in all aspects of child mental health and emotional well-being with Play Therapy at the heart. Over the years we have become the largest and most experienced dedicated training organisation worldwide. APAC’s current share of the level 7 Play Therapy training market in the UK is now estimated at 83%.

We teach the Integrative Holistic model of Play Therapy. It is the only Play Therapy training programme validated through a practice evidence base with over 46,000 outcome measures by referrers and parents.

Training for professionals

We provide training for professionals who wish to work with children using therapeutic play and Play Therapy and be registered with the Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapist accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and managed by Play Therapy UK (PTUK).

Overseas registrants are also accepted on the register through Play Therapy International (PTI). We also provide the advanced diploma in counselling children using the creative arts which is a conversion course for already trained counsellors and psychotherapists.

About APAC Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy
About APAC

Over the years we have become the largest and most experienced dedicated training organisation worldwide.

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APAC Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy
Training Courses

We provide training for professionals who wish to work with children using therapeutic play and Play Therapy.

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Training Centres

All training centres have special therapeutic environments, based in a number in beautiful countryside settings. Click here to apply for a course, or click below to read more.

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Careers

APAC provides full career advice and a range of career opportunities.

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Our Play Therapy training programme is the only one in the world that is validated through clinical outcomes research (over 10,000 cases).  It is accredited by leading Play Therapy professional organisations. The courses delivered in the UK are validated by Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University for academic standards.

  • Counsellors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • TA/LAs
  • Psychotherapists
  • Professional Carers
  • Mentors
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • SENCOs
  • Mental Health Policy Makers
  • Paediatricians
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Nurses

WHATS ON?

- Upcoming training courses

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Accreditations

Requirements for Play Therapists or Practitioner of Therapeutic Play Skills.

Faculty

A list of all APAC faculty staff.

Members Login Area

For PTUK/PTI Members to Access Fortuna, Resources and ALMS.

For the latest Covid 19 Guidance

Returning to Play Therapy Practice during Covid–19.