Welcome

The British Association of Play Therapists is the first and foremost professional body that registers Play Therapists and regulates Play Therapy practice in Britain.


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Standards

Get your copy of the Ethical Basis for Good Practice in Play Therapy, find out about the British Register of Play Therapists and check the register.


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Worried about your child?

As a parent or carer, find out what Play Therapy is, how it could help your child and what you can do to help.


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Conference
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st June 2014, Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham.

'To be Directive or Non Directive? That is the question'

'An excellent Conference'

'Thank you, an intellectual feast!'

'Brilliant, as a PTUK member it has been really valuable to meet BAPT members and to be part of the Conference'

Details of Conference 2015 to follow


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Training

Find out how to train in Play Therapy across Britain and become a registered Play Therapist. Find out which Play Therapy trainings are accredited by BAPT.


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Play Therapy Careers

Access details on how to start your Play Therapy career and find out the realities of working as a Play Therapist in the UK.

See Situations Vacant page for the latest Play Therapy posts.


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Employers

Find details and guidance notes on employing Play Therapists and access documents relating to Play Therapy standards and conduct.


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Play Therapy Research
Access the Directory of Play Therapy Research to find out details of past, current and future research into Play Therapy.

NEW Research event - LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY 8th September 2014 - PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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**BAPT is the first and foremost professional association for Play Therapy in the UK** *BAPT represents QUALITY ASSURANCE for Play Therapy*
When BAPT was awarded charity status in 2006 the Charity's Objects were defined as:
To relieve the needs of children, young people and adults suffering emotional and behavioural difficulties by promoting the art and science of Play Therapy and promoting high standards in the practice of Play Therapy for the public benefit.
(Registered charity number 1115673)
BAPT Patron: Floella Benjamin, OBE ~ BAPT is an Organisational Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) ~
Play Therapy is a way of helping children express their feelings and deal with their emotional problems, using play as the main communication tool.