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APAC – The Home of Play

Therapy Training

Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC) is the largest, most experienced and dedicated Creative Arts and Play Therapy training organisation in the world.

Introduction to Play Therapy

Do you want to know more about Play Therapy and our training programme?

Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills Courses (Stage I)

The Certificate course is the first part of the programme, that enables successful students to practice as a Therapeutic Play Practitioner

Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy Courses (Stage II)

The Diploma course is the second part of the programme. Completing this course qualifies successful students as Certified Play Therapists enabling them to open their own practice.

MA in Practice Based Play Therapy Courses (Stage III)

The MA Course Practice Based Play Therapy, is the final part of the programme following the Certificate and Diploma awards

Welcome to the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy

APAC Play Therapy Training is the largest, most experienced and dedicated Creative Arts and Play Therapy Training organisation in the world. APAC offers the Integrative Holistic Model of Play Therapy which is uniquely validated through excellent clinical outcomes. We believe this provides a solid foundation preparing students with the knowledge, skills and experience to work therapeutically with children, young people and adults using play and creative arts.


Requirements for Play Therapists or Practitioner of Therapeutic Play Skills.


A list of all APAC faculty staff.

Jobs in Play Therapy

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

Work for us

Apply for a job on our vacancies page

Welcome to APAC

Want more Information?

For more information, please read the ‘Enabling Potential’ e-book available by clicking here.

Aspects of Play Therapy

A series of films showing examples of Play Therapy training using Puppets, Clay, Art (drawing), Sand, Fans, and Music. Filmed in Australia.

To view all of our videos Click Here

Happy Customers

APAC Annual Monitoring Report

very good academic achievements… The average academic mark achieved by trainees over the last four years for all assignments has been 64.15% where 50% is a pass and 70% is a distinction. We had only six failures out of 2371 trainees.

APAC Annual Monitoring Report

…one that has a superb record of trainee satisfaction…
The programme has been rated by the trainees at 91.6%. 97% would recommend it to others without any reservations.

The International Journal of Play and Creative Arts Therapies Research 2017.

The overall effectiveness of the Integrative Holistic model of Play Therapy when measured by the SDQ Total Difficulties domain shows that a positive change was observed by referrers of 77% to 84% as observed by parents is shown to be statistically reliable.

Diploma Trainee

The next day I received an email from my head teacher and she said “It was very well received by all the head teachers and I was so proud of you, and from the feedback I received I think you are going to be very busy.