Itís one of degree. Therapeutic play can only be used for slight to mild/moderate problems. The Register title is Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills, who have to have clinical supervision and abide by the standards of the Register please see: www.playtherapyregister.org.uk
Therapeutic play may also be used as a method of detecting more serious problems that may be dealt with by referring on to a play therapist, child psychotherapist or other mental health specialist. A therapeutic relationship is established and because there is a degree of clinical responsibility, clinical supervision is essential.
Therapeutic play has a valuable function in preventing slight or mild problems becoming worse. A recognised qualification is the PTUK accredited Certificate in Therapeutic Play
Therapeutic Play Work
Child Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology (CPCP)
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