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 60,000 outcome measures by referrers and parents.
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.
Our core training courses are at UK post graduate level 7, academically rigorous and professionally robust. CPD courses cannot be used to train initially as a Play Therapist but we do run a series of post qualifying courses.