BAPT Sub-Committee members are elected each year at the BAPT Annual General Meeting. BAPT Sub-Committees undertake diverse and distinct areas of work that are allocated by the BAPT Board of Directors. BAPT Sub-Committees are accountable to the BAPT Board of Directors.
The 2016/17 BAPT Sub-Committees are as follows:
1. Training and Education Sub-Committee
Remit: To implement, manage and co-ordinate the accreditation and re-accreditation of Play Therapy training courses. To develop and facilitate the continuing development of Play Therapy training. To manage complaints, enquires and queries concerning the accreditation and re-accreditation of Play Therapy training programmes. To develop and implement appropriate criteria for the approval of BAPT Supervisors. To organise and develop the accreditation of Play Therapy Supervisor training courses. To co-ordinate and process BAPT full members CPD portfolios.
Chairperson: Helen Gedge
2. Finance and Resources Sub-Committee
Remit: To maintain, manage and oversee the income, expenditure and funding of BAPT. To organise the application of funding from grants, tasks and other sources. To allocate appropriate funds to the various Sub-Committees for specific and general projects and running costs. To develop, acquire and manage the necessary resources required for the effective functioning of BAPT.
Chairperson: Jenny Harrison
3. Conference Sub-Committee
Remit: To co-ordinate and manage the BAPT national conference. To evaluate the needs of the membership and organise relevant subject areas within the BAPT Conference.
Chairperson: Carol Platteuw (Ex-Officio)
4. Communications and Public Relations Sub-Committee
Remit: To develop and maintain open communications of BAPT’s aims, objectives and services to local and national communities, including both public and professional areas. To enhance the communications within the BAPT membership; disseminating information, research, professional information and opportunities. To market and raise the profile of the Play Therapy profession through the dissemination of good practice, research, theories and professional opinion.
Chairperson: shared role within Committee
5. Membership Sub-Committee
Remit: To manage and oversee membership applications, renewals, enquires and queries. To maintain and manage the continuing professional development of BAPT full members.
Chairperson: Audrey Lee
6. Research Sub-Committee
Remit: To encourage and develop research into all aspects of play therapy theory, methods and practice. To encourage and facilitate the dissemination of research findings to BAPT members, other professionals and the general public.
Chairperson: Sue Elmer
7. Students Sub-Committee
Remit: To develop and maintain BAPT’s aims, objectives and services to those members currently registered on a Play Therapy training programme (validated by BAPT). To enhance communication between Students and other members within BAPT; disseminating information, issues, perspectives and good practice. To raise the profile of Students within BAPT, the Play Therapy profession and throughout Britain.
Chairperson: Sarah Hickson
8. Professional Practice Sub-Committee
Remit: To develop and implement guidance and regulations relating to the effective, competent and ethical practice of Play Therapy. To consider enquiries, queries and questions relating to professional practice by BAPT members, other professionals and the general public.
Chairperson: Ruth Lazarus