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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Play Therapy in Schools Leaflet
Play Therapy and your child (for parents and carers)
What is Play Therapy? A Children’s Leaflet
For more options on prices/order sizes or if you prefer to order by post/email please use the following downloadable order forms:
As a Member of BAPT, you will receive a free copy of the regular PLAY THERAPY magazine. With up to date news and views, as well as current debates and developments surrounding Play Therapy, it is an essential addition to anyone interested in or practising Play Therapy in the UK.
PLAY THERAPY Magazine details
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 1-6) please contact Janet Steel (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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)
This booklet ‘Play Therapy and your Child’ provides helpful and reassuring information for parents and carers if their child has been referred to a Play Therapist or if they are interested in learning more in order to make a referral themselves. The booklet is a valuable resource for practicing Play Therapists who need to explain their work to parents: both the theoretical background and the practical implications, and is designed to be offered at referral in conjunction with the children’s booklet.
Frequently asked questions covered include:
Is something troubling my child?
What is Play Therapy?
How can Play Therapy help my child?
What will happen in my child’s Play Therapy sessions?
What does a Play Therapist do?
How long does Play Therapy take?
Why is the therapeutic relationship so important?
Will it be confidential?
What can I do to help?
The 8-page booklet is attractively illustrated with colour photographs.
Per 10 £12.00
Per 25 £25.00
The ‘Play Therapy in Schools’ booklet provides information for school personnel, such as SENCOs or Lead Behaviour Professionals, and other members of school staff who encounter Play Therapists working in the educational environment. The booklet is a valuable resource for those Play Therapists working in schools who need to explain their work: both the theory and the practical implications.
‘Play Therapy in Schools’ looks at the benefits of Play Therapy and the reasons why it is appropriate in a school environment. It goes on to list the facilities and arrangements required to conduct Play Therapy in schools, together with an outline of the process itself and the five ground rules of Confidentiality, Consistency, Commitment, Consent and Child Protection. Finally, the booklet answers some of the most common questions asked about Play Therapy and provides information about how to find a qualified Play Therapist.
The 8-page booklet is attractively illustrated throughout with colour photographs.
Per 10 £12.00
Per 25 £25.00
The BAPT ‘Play Therapy is….’ Leaflet is an essential resource for anyone interested or practising in Play Therapy. The Leaflet answers four of the most commonly asked questions about Play Therapy:
Cost £12 per set of 20 colour leaflets (includes postage and packing)
‘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])
The ‘What is Play Therapy?’ leaflet has been designed for children. Containing full colour children’s illustrations and a recommendation from Tracy Beaker, this is a must for all Play Therapists and related professionals. This leaflet answers:
What is a Play Therapist?
Why am I going to see a Play Therapist?
What will we play with?
What will my Play Therapist do?
Are there any special rules I’ve got to remember?
Will my Play Therapist tell other people what we’ve been playing?
Do I have to keep it private too?
How will Play Therapy help me?
Illustrations by Jaqui Sholtz
Per 10 £12.00
Per 25 £25.00
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