Membership is open at various levels for anyone interested in working with children using play and creative arts therapies.
Membership Benefits, Certification, Resources, Grades and Fees
Benefits of Membership
It is available in four ways:
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.
- 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
|PTI meets all the standard requirements for a self regulating profession and more!
|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.|
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.
You may pay your membership subscription on-line by credit card through www.playtherapyshop.com
|Download the form by clicking here||or send a cheque made payable to PTI Ltd to:
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Ways of Becoming a Member
It is available in four ways:
|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|
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
|Grade & Criteria & Annual Subscription||Services Provided for Grade*|
|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.
All Play Therapy International Registrants are invited to join our quarterly Catch Up Meetings, which take place online roughly every 12 weeks.
These informal sessions are run with the aim of enabling Play Therapy International to keep in touch with their registrants in a fun and relaxed way. The scheduled for 2022 is as follows:
|Quarter 1||Thursday 13th January|
|Quarter 2||Thursday 7th April|
|Quarter 3||Thursday 30th June|
|Quarter 4||Thursday 22nd September|
The link to the meeting can be found below.
Meeting ID: 833 1618 2265