Training Courses

Training For Professionals

Play Therapist certification in the UK by Play Therapy UK (PTUK).

Training For Professionals

We provide training for professionals who wish to work with children using therapeutic play and for Play Therapist certification in the UK by Play Therapy UK (PTUK), and worldwide by Play Therapy International (PTI).

Training Courses available include:

See our YouTube video APAC Course and Career Development by co-founder Jeff Thomas. More videos can be found on our YouTube Channel PlayTherapyTV.

Our venues in the UK include: Antrim, NIBarnsleyBristol,  EdinburghHuntingdon, ManchesterTruroWaterloo and Tunbridge Wells; in Ireland: Dublin and Cork; in the South of France at St Genest de Contest (Tarn); in Australia, in Sydney NSW, in New Zealand, in Hamilton, in Hong Kong, and in NUI Galway Ireland.

In the UK venues we deliver our courses as the MA in Practice Based Play Therapy training programme in a collaborative partnership with Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University.

See how successful the courses are: 2009/10 Quality Management Report  The courses are designed for:

  • - Counsellors

  • - Occupational Therapists

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

Applicants with a relevant degree such as Childhood Studies and those with considerable experience of working with children but without formal academic qualifications are also accepted, subject to review.

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.

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