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British Association of Play Therapists

Welcome to the BAPT Website

The British Association of Play Therapists is the first and foremost professional body for Play Therapists in the UK. We seek to promote our standards for Play Therapy practice and maintain a Voluntary Register of members who demonstrate that they have met our standards.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy is a way of helping children express their feelings and deal with their emotional problems, using play as the main communication tool. 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.

Info for parents

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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Info for Professionals & Employers

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

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About Bapt

The Association of Play Therapists was founded in 1992 by a group of now respected practitioners who introduced and pioneered Play Therapy within Britain.

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AGM 2016

BAPT’s AGM was held on Friday 24th June. Minutes of the meeting will be available here soon, but in the meantime the Board of Directors continues to work hard; currently we are working on the renewal of our PSA accreditation, this starts now, even though the renewal date is late November!  A short video by […]

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