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British Association of Play Therapists


CONFERENCE – Turning Points in Play Therapy 24th/25th June – Birmingham

Friday 24th – workshops plus AGM plus Dinner

Saturday 25th June – Conference – headline speakers and afernoon workshops

book one or both days, see conference brochure here Conference_Brochure_2017_

Book Friday workshops here –

Book Friday Dinner here–

Book Saturday workshops here –



All categories of membership  are due for Renewal on 1st October –  emails have been sent to all current Members.

Fees have increased slightly this year:

Full £160 – (£162 paypal/Card)

Student £38 – (£140 Paypal/Card)

Associate £55 – (£57 paypal/Card)

Please remember that payment of the fee alone doesn’t automatically renew your Membership, you must complete a renewal form and return it by post or e-mail before 15th October. Renewal forms for completion are available to download here:




FMR001 Full membership renewal fee
+ Paypal process fee


Price: £162.00

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SMR001 Student membership renewal fee
+ Paypal process fee


Price: £39.00

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AR001 Associate renewal fee
+ Paypal process fee


Price: £55.00

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AR002 Associate renewal + journal overseas
+ Paypal process fee


Price: £64.00

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As agreed at the AGM in June 2016,  BAPT will be inviting all members to contribute to aspects of BAPT activity and areas of work. After discussion at the last Board meeting, we are asking members to complete a short questionnaire in order that we can get an idea of the type of activity individual members might like to be involved with, the time they might be able to give to that and if they are able to do that this renewal year,  so please take an extra minute or two to complete this form invitation-to-members-contributions and return it with your renewal form.

Members are, of course, welcome to decline this invite to contribute at any time. Any hours ‘donated’ to BAPT activity can be counted towards member’s Continued Professional Development (CPD).


Please remember that PSA Accreditation means that BAPT is Accredited as a register holder and that requires individual members to follow PSA Guidance on what this means as an individiual, please  click the following link: What does it mean for BAPT Members to be on a Professional Standards Authority accrediated register
Downloadable joint logo is available here: PSA-BAPT logo’s

PSA Accreditation Renewal
We are currently engaged in the re-accreditation process for this year, which again whilst not an onorous task, is a time consiuming one fo r an already busy group of people. We’ll keep you updated on the outcome!

The Professional Standards Authority have produced a promotional video called ‘Let’s Work Together’ which is now available to use and publish to promote the PSA and our register. The video makes direct reference to Play Therapy as a profession and could be very helpful in demonstrating the quality assurance that being on an accredited register brings. Please feel free to spread the word. Click below for the link:

Family concerns Play Therapy
A number of Members have been in contact with us regarding contact being made by this organisation asking if they would like to advertise in a magazine – If you are thinking of advertising as a Play Therapist in a magazine or directory you should always ask for details of circulation and a couple of past copies (most can send these electronically). You should also contact a couple of the advertisers to check out whether the service received has been satisfactory. We advise members to always ask to see artwork before it goes into the magazine so you can proof and do not pay up front – wait until you have been sent a printed copy of the magazine/directory with your advert in.


CRB/DBS for Private Practice
For members who are in private practice, details of how to obtain a CRB/DBS as an individual are available here” other organisations that offer individual CRB/DBS appplications are also available – just type DBS/CRB for individuals into your search engine.

The Members Area is available to Full, Student and Retired Members. All such members will be automatically sent an access password via the email address they have on record. Access to this area expires if you do not renew your BAPT membership each year.

Please help us to make this area fulfil your needs by providing feedback on:

What would you like it to contain?

Would a chat room/bulletin board be a valuable extra for members? (would you envisage using it to have onsite debates/exchanges of practice ideas with your colleagues?)

What about links to relevant suppliers (E.G. Of therapeutic books/toys)?

Would an online newsfeed service be of interest to you whereby you could track up-to-the-minute media references to play therapy, children’s mental health, etc?

Your feedback will help us to tailor the site to your needs & ensure members’ money is not wasted on services that will not be utilised. Please have your say!