Accreditations areimportant, in order to be trained as a safe and effective Play Therapist or Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills, it is essential that the Play Therapy courses you undertake are fully accredited by two different types of organisation:
- A professional Play Therapy Organisation, recognised by the UK Government to issue a Certificate of Practice and ensure the quality of clinical work is acceptable. In APAC’s case, this is Play Therapy UK (PTUK) who manage the ‘Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists’, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Register Programme.
- A government recognised University to manage the quality of the academic work and issue the Postgraduate awards. In the UK, APAC Courses are accredited by Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University. In the Republic of Ireland, they are accredited by The National University of Ireland, Galway.
About our Professional Accreditor:
Play Therapy UK (PTUK) – the Society for Play and Creative Arts Therapies, was set up as a not for profit organisation in 1999 to:
- Promote the use of Play Therapy and Therapeutic Play
- Provide an infrastructure for sage practice
- Provide support for Play Therapy Practitioners
- Modernise the profession in the UK
Outside of the UK, these roles are undertaken by Play Therapy International (PTI) which has members in over 30 countries. PTI administers the educational accreditation and certification standards of our courses delivered overseas.