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The UK Society for Play and Creative Arts Therapies
Our site is intended to provide a complete information resource for therapeutic play, play therapy, filial play and creative arts therapies. It's designed for anyone interested in helping children with emotional, literacy, behaviour or mental health problems.

Our Register, is the first and so far the only one for Play Therapists, to be accredited under a scheme set up in 2012 by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. This means that members of the public and employers can choose, with confidence, a Play Therapist, a Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills or a Filial Play Coach belonging to a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, for Health and Social Care (PSA). It confirms that PTUK that PTUK sets and administers very high standards of practice, training and corporate governance for therapeutic work with children. See what our Registrants say.

LATEST: See our new YouTube video PTUK Course and Career Development by co-founder Jeff Thomas. More videos can be found on our YouTube Channel PlayTherapyTV

Summer School in the South of France

25th July - 8th August 2015

In your summer holidays you will have a unique experience of our highly acclaimed post graduate certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills. Accredited by Leeds Met University and set in a beautiful healing environment

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Also see below details of University Accredited play therapy training courses, including one day introductory courses and play therapy books

Don't forget to look at our Job Vacancies and Announcement pages - there's a post offered at 40000 - 46,000 in Leeds.

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Below are the locations where we offer play therapy training and the play therapy courses that you can take:

We are proud to announce APAC's Post Graduate Certificate & Post Graduate Diploma running in collaborative partnership with NUI Galway. Summer School for 15 days - 7th July 2015
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APAC has run our MA in Practice Based Play Therapy programme at All Hallows Dublin for eight years, lately in partnership with the National University of Ireland. The announcement that All Hallows will cease recruiting students for their own courses has no impact on our Play Therapy courses which will continue in Dublin and Galway as normal.

Salomons Campus,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Union Jack Club,
Waterloo, London
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Engineers' House, Bristol Course Details Venue Details
Epiphany House, Truro
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Buckden Towers, Cambridgeshire Course Details Venue Details
Clotworthy Arts Centre,
Antrim, NI
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Wentworth Castle, Leeds / Barnsley Course Details Venue Details
All Hallows College, Dublin Course Details Venue Details
Pinewood on Wilmslow, Manchester Course Details Venue Details
The Scottish Health Service Centre,
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La Mouline,
St Genest de Contest, Tarn, France
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All of the courses run in the UK venues shown above are run in a collaborative partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University. Courses run in Dublin are run in a collaborative partnership with the National University of Ireland.

This site is the UK's largest source of information and resources for therapeutic play and play therapy. PTUK with Play Therapy International (PTI) are the major innovators in the profession - as an example the pioneering of a continuous programme evaluation of clinical outcomes since 2003 to prove the effectiveness of play therapy, research into playroom therapeutic activities since 2008 and the inclusion of neuroscience into the curriculum of our accredited training courses.

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Play Therapy United Kingdom is affiliated to Play Therapy International.

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