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International information resource for play therapy

About PTI

Play Therapy International (PTI) – the International Society for Play and Creative Arts Therapies Limited – is a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting the use of play and creative arts therapies as ways of enabling children…

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Purpose and Mission

Play Therapy International (PTI) exists to further the good practice of therapeutic work with children. We are funded through membership subscriptions of our affiliated organisations…

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Training & Careers

The PTI Four Stage Training Model has been developed as part of the Profession Structure Model to support the Career Development Map. They are also mapped to University QAA and vocational NVQ levels.

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Membership is open at various levels for anyone interested in working with children using play and creative arts therapies. There are Membership grades to suit all levels of skill, experience and interests.

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If you are a parent or carer

Therapeutic play, (including play therapy) , is a well established discipline based upon a number of psychological theories. Research, both qualitative and quantitative shows that it is highly effective in many cases. Recent research by PTUK, an organisation affiliated to PTI, suggests that 71% of the children referred to play therapy will show a positive change.  If you are a parent or carer interested in how play therapy may help your child please visit How Does Play Therapy Work.

If you are a potential service user

Finding therapeutic help for children with emotional, behaviour and mental health problems can be found by contacting an independent play therapist or practitioner (for which you will have to pay a fee) or by using a therapist whose services are fully or partly funded by local authority children’s, education, social, or health services, a charity or some other agency. If you are a potential service user please visit: Finding Help.


The amount of children living in developed nations with an undiagnosed mental health condition.

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