Becoming and Being a Play Therapist: Play Therapy in Practice presents a rich and illuminating account of current play therapy practice, with an emphasis on becoming and being a play therapist and on some of the varied clinical contexts in which play therapists work. Written by members of British Association of Play Therapists, this book highlights the current complexity of play therapy practice in the UK and reflects the expertise of the collected authors in working with emotional, behavioural and mental health challenges in children and young people.
Divided into three parts, the book is designed to build on and consolidate the principles and professional/personal competences of play therapy practice. Key topics include:
Becoming and Being a Play Therapist will be relevant both for play therapy trainees and for qualified play therapists as well as for related professionals.
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The BAPT Leaflets are being updated and are no longer available in printed form.
A revised information document for Parents/carers/professionals/schools will be available as a downloadable and printable document in Autumn 2021, along with an updated document to download and print for Children/Young People.
In the meantime the following downloadable versions of the ‘old’ leaflet’s are available to print and use as necessary.
The BAPT Magazine is no longer in print and has been replaced by the BAPT Newsletter, which is circulated to members and Associates and a copy will also be available on this website.
The British Journal of Play Therapy is published annually by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT). The British Journal of Play Therapy carries papers that are of interest not only to members of BAPT, but also to members of other occupational groups using therapeutic play skills. The journal seeks to be relevant both to a core disciplinary constituency and also a broader interdisciplinary readership.
British Journal of Play Therapy details
BJPT Assoc Latest issue of British Journal of Play Therapy (Associates) Price: £10.00 Add to Basket
BJPT Non Latest issue of British Journal of Play Therapy (Non Members) Price: £15.00 Add to Basket
To purchase back copies of the Journal (vols 1-14) please contact Janet Steel (email@example.com) to check availability and cost
The BAPT Guide to Play Therapy is an essential resource for anyone interested or practising in Play Therapy. The Guide contains twelve separate sections, including:
A History of Play Therapy
Research in Play Therapy
Play Therapy Training
Play Therapy Careers (incl Scales for Salaries and Fees)
Play Therapy Supervision
Continuing Professional Development
Suggested Reading Lists (Academic and for Children)
The BAPT Equal Opportunities Policy
BAPT Ltd: Memorandum of Association
£12 per complete folder (includes postage and packing)
Each section separately – £1.50 (incl p&p)
Free to Members/Associates
TheBAPTGuideToPlayTherapyOrderForm (29 KB)
The BAPT Ethical Basis for Good Practice in Play Therapy is an essential regulatory document for anyone interested or practising in Play Therapy. The Ethical Basis for Good Practice in Play Therapy contains four separate sections, including:
Core Competencies of a Play Therapist
Code of Good Practice in Play Therapy
£8 per document (includes postage and packing)
Free to members /associates
Ethical Basis for Good Practice in Play Therapy Order Form (118 KB)
AR002 Associate renewal + journal overseas
+ Paypal process fee
Friday 23rd March 8:00pm
£35 + (£0.50p paypal fee)
‘Play Therapy in Action – An Introduction to the Core Skills of a Play Therapist’
The ‘Play Therapy in Action’ training DVD has been compiled by BAPT to demonstrate some of the core skills and key elements of a Play Therapist’s work. Footage includes examples of how a Play Therapist might conduct a referral meeting with a parent, an introductory session with a child, a review meeting with a parent and an ending with a child. In between there are many examples to illustrate key Play Therapy skills such as engaging and building rapport with a child, empathising with a child’s feelings, showing acceptance, being playful, offering permissiveness and setting boundaries and limits.
The DVD is not intended as any alternative or substitute for completion of a BAPT accredited training programme but will be a valuable resource for those on training or those interested in learning more about what the work of a Play Therapist entails.
A trainer’s version of the DVD with a supplementary training manual on pdf is also available for an additional charge of just £15
The trailer below gives a brief sample glimpse into the contents of the full-length film (nearly two hours)which is now available for online purchase.
PLEASE NOTE: THE CLIENTS AND THEIR PARENTS FEATURED IN THIS DVD ARE PORTRAYED BY ACTORS AND ARE NOT CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN REFERRED FOR THERAPY
An order form for ‘Play Therapy in Action’ is available here
Purchase prices: £50(non members), £45(associates) & £40(members) + £15 for trainers manual pdf (+ p&p: £2.40 [UK] or £4.40 [overseas])
Academic books – a list of suggested academic and reference books alphabetically compiled by subject eg Attachment & Loss, Sexual Abuse, Child Development, Trauma
Childrens-book list-July-2009 – a list of suggested picture and story books to help children cope with a variety of difficulties, alphabetically compiled according to issue eg Bullying, Death, Divorce. With brief summaries of content