Our Objectives

To act as a professional organisation for anyone working therapeutically with children anywhere in the world.

To promote the benefits of therapeutic work with children.

To set standards, provide an ethical framework and provide guidance on how these might be adapted to meet individual countries’ needs.

To make training and other resources available for therapeutic work with children by working with training providers, disseminating information and accrediting appropriate courses in creative therapies. PTI forms links with universities, colleges and other specialised training providers which can offer a variety of Introductory, Certificate, Diploma, Masters, Supervisor and Trainer courses up to Doctorate level.

To promote and advance discussion, education and research in play therapy, creative arts therapies and child psychotherapy. To establish and develop Professional Standards for all those working therapeutically with children.

Our detailed objectives are set out formally in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Play for Life

In addition to this web site PTI publishes its journal ‘Play for Life’, four times a year to communicate with all those interested in working therapeutically with children.

16th-18th March 2018
  •    It appears that snow is forecast this weekend for some regions of the UK.

    If you find you are unable to attend the Introduction to Play Therapy course in Birmingham on Saturday 17th March, please email the APAC office on contact@apac.org.uk and we will transfer your application to the next available Introduction to Play Therapy course in your area.

    If you are attending a Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills or Diploma in Play Therapy course, please contact your Course Director directly.

    Please take no risks. Your personal safety is our principal concern.
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Play Therapy Hong Kong SAR
  •   Certificate in Play Therapy starts on 02-Apr-18 - Regal Kowloon Hotel, Hong Kong
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