BAPT maintains a Voluntary Register of Play Therapists. BAPT’s register has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under its Accredited Registers programme. ‘BAPT’s register is for members who are qualified Play Therapists who have met our standards for practice, in terms of their education and training, professional practice, clinical supervision and continuing professional development. Details of all of these standards can be found under the ‘Play Therapy’ Section of this website. BAPT registrants must demonstrate achievement of the BAPT Core Competences for Play Therapy and practice within the guidelines of the BAPT Ethical Basis for Good Practice in Play Therapy. BAPT registered play therapists must also confirm each year that they are in good health, maintain fitness to practice and have current DBS clearance and public liability/ professional indemnity insurance.
The Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register programme was set up to provide assurance on the standards of registers of unregulated health and care occupations. Being accredited by the Authority offers enhanced protection to anyone looking for Play Therapy services – people now have the option of seeking practitioners on a register that has been vetted and approved. Please see our general information page for more details.
Our Voluntary Register is Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (www.professionalstandards.org.uk) and is managed by BAPT in compliance with the standards set by the PSA for the operation of voluntary registers.
BAPT registered play therapists may also be registered members with other Professional organisations – for example with the Health Care Professions Council (www.hcpc-uk.org.uk) or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk).
Exceptional Circumstances policy In exceptional circumstances a registrants name may be witheld from the public register, please see the policy for further details.
Details of any member who has received a Sanction following a Complaints Process will also be available within the Register entry for that member. Where the Sanction has been completed this will also be indicated. Sanction information remains on the website for 12 months after completion.
Overseas Members – Members listed under Ireland/Worldwide are Full members of BAPT, and have met the same standards for practice, in terms of their education and training, professional practice, clinical supervision and continuing professional development, achievement of the BAPT Core Competences for Play Therapy and practice within the guidelines of the BAPT Ethical Basis for Good Practice in Play Therapy. They must also confirm each year that they are in good health, maintain fitness to practice and have current local Police checks as appropriate and indemnity insurance where required. However PSA accrediatation applies only to those members who work within the UK’s borders.
To Access the Register:
You will need to know the full name of the person whose registration you wish to check. Please enter their name into the form below and click on the SUBMIT button. Please ensure that you use the correct spelling.