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Resources / Research

The BAPT Research Sub-Committee was first established in 2002 and revived in 2008. The Research Sub-Committee is currently chaired by Alison Webster.

The BAPT Research Sub-Committee plays an important role in BAPT’s commitment to develop, support, promote/publicise and encourage research.

The BAPT Research Sub-Committee contributes to BAPT’s overall aim to develop the play therapy profession and to make it widely recognised and understood by the general public, consumers, purchasers, and by allied professionals.

BAPT Research Sub-Committee Activities
We develop the Directory of Play Therapy Research;
We provide feedback to consultations from government bodies, teaching institutions and funding bodies to enhance Play Therapy Research;
We liaise with key external bodies to help shape matters of policy relating to play therapy research;
We endeavour to reply to enquiries from BAPT members and the public concerning published Play Therapy Research;
Directory of Play Therapy Research
Search for all past, current and proposed Play Therapy research. Also, details of how to add and remove research details.

Directory of Play Therapy Research

Members can submit details for entry onto the Directory of Play Therapy Research from their Members Area logon

NB Members will find the Research page of the Members’ Area now contains a substantial database of abstracts of MA & PhD research from the BAPT-accredited training courses dating back to 1998. Search the online catalogue for topics of particular interest

Research Summary prepared by BAPT: September 2009
Play Therapy – Its Relevance to 21st Century Needs of Children, Young People and Families

Further Information
Contact BAPT Research Sub-Committee