Membership Benefits, Certification, Resources, Grades and Fees

Membership is open at various levels for anyone interested in working with children using play and creative arts therapies.

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Ways of Becoming a Member

It is available in four ways:

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For individuals who are trainees, practitioners, service managers and those with a general interest in play therapy, filial play and therapeutic play in countries where PTI has an affiliated organisation.

By becoming a member of the affiliated organisation such as PTUK, PTC (Canada), PTIrl (Ireland) etc you will also automatically become a member of PTI.

For individuals who are trainees, practitioners, service managers and those with a general interest in play therapy, filial play and therapeutic play in countries where PTI does not have an affiliated organisation.

Join PTI as a direct individual member

Benefits of Membership

Play Therapy International (PTI), with its Affiliates is the largest fully international, most pro-active professional organisation supporting play therapy, filial play and therapeutic play. It raising standards and promotes the use of therapeutic play skills in a variety of professions and settings. The Society performs the role of a self governing body and professional play therapy association in countries where PTI does not have an affiliated organisation. 

(see our About Us page). 

There are Membership grades to suit all levels of skill, experience and interests.

PTI provides:

  • A coherent profession structure model enabling you to plan and develop your play therapy career effectively.
  • Certification to the highest standards based on competencies and clinical governance
  • Entry to the PTI International Register of Play Therapists Support for obtaining jobs and earning a fair salary
  • A free Subscription to 'Play for Life' - the liveliest and most informative practitioner journal in the field
  • Reduced fees for training events, conferences and the International World Congress
  • Good practice frameworks (PTUK Ethical System) and guidelines

Membership affords safety to the public through the International Register of Play Therapists and the PTI Professional Conduct procedures. It provides increased professional status and access to a world of international play therapy experience 

Certification

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Certification enables individual members to gain recognition by employers and clients through your membership of a professional organisation.

PTI recognises the need for practitioners at all levels. Certification and accreditation is based upon successful completion of PTI accredited training and hours of supervised clinical work and meeting other requirements. These standards vary according to country:

For other countries please enquire: contact@ptiworldwide.org

PTI meets all the standard requirements for a self regulating profession and more!

  • An ethical framework
  • Register of Members
  • Professional Conduct (Complaints) Procedure
  • Profession Structure Model with a competency framework
  • Quality management through clinical governance procedures

Resources

Resources for your career and practice development.

Our practitioner journal, published four times a year, contains practical advice, case studies and news as well as clinical practice papers and articles. 

Access to training and CPD resources

Material and help to enable you to develop your practice

Free training and career development advice. 

Free CV advice - our Members who use this service are very successful at getting interviews, jobs and work!

Preferential rates Networking

For training events, workshops and conferences Networking As we grow we encourage the formation of local networking groups of PTI Members.

Grades & Fees

The following rates apply to direct individual membership of PTI. For countries where PTI has an Affiliate please contact your country’s organisation. Table of Grade Fees by Country

Table of Grade Fees by Country

Grade & Criteria & Annual SubscriptionServices Provided for Grade*
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Trainee - €80 / $100
If you are undertaking a course accredited by PTUK and working therapeutically with children in a training placement you are required to adhere to PTI/PTUK's Ethical Framework, Practice Conduct and Clinical Governance procedures and be placed on the Register. This means that your membership should be kept current at all times.
Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills - €170 / $210
Professionals who have been awarded a PTUK/PTI accredited qualification at least at Post Graduate Certificate level. If you are working in this grade, we require that you adhere to PTUK's Ethical Framework, Complaint Procedures, Clinical Governance and CPD requirements. You will be included in the PTUK Register approved by the PSA. Your membership must be kept current at all times.
Full Member (Certified) - €180 / $230
Professionals who have been awarded a PTUK/PTI accredited qualification at least at Post Graduate Diploma level. If you are working as a Certified Play Therapist we require that you adhere to PTUK's Ethical Framework, Complaint Procedures, Clinical Governance and CPD requirements. You will be included in the PTUK Register approved by the PSA. Your membership must be kept current at all times.
Full Member (Accredited) - €200 / $250
You must have completed a minimum total of 450 hours clinically supervised play therapy practice. We require that you adhere to PTUK's Ethical Framework, Complaint Procedures, Clinical Governance and CPD requirements. You will be included in the Accredited Register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Your membership must be kept current at all times.
PTI Certified Supervisor - €140 / $170
Trained to PTI/PTUK standards.
Associate Member - €75 / $100
Anyone who is interested in working therapeutically with children but not practising play therapy or therapeutic play. This grade is not included in the Accredited Register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Approved Supervisor - €75 / $100
Trained to PTI/PTUK standards.
Key to services provided
PAProfessional certificationJRPlay for Life journal
TRAccess to training & CPD resourcesPRPreferential rates
TATraining & career development adviceNWNetworking support
CVCV advice

Application Form

Membership Application Form

Your application details will be treated in total confidence by PTI. We undertake not to release them to any other organisation or individual. 

Please download an MS Word or PDF version of the application form, print it out and return it by post or email. Choose the application form for your local currency (USD or EURO).

You may pay your membership subscription on-line by credit card through www.playtherapyshop.com

 

US Dollars: MS Word version | PDF version

EURO: MS Word version | PDF version 

You cannot use this form for renewals! Please e-mail contact@ptukorg.com or call 0044 (0) 1825 761143

If you wish to download the application form as a PDF file you will need Adobe Reader.

or send a cheque made payable to PTI Ltd to:

PTI
The Coach House
Belmont Road
Uckfield
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TN22 1BP
United Kingdom

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