This is the first register, for Play Therapists, accredited under a Programme set up in 2012 by the Department of Health
and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. This means that members of the public and employers
can choose a Play Therapist, a Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills or a Filial Play Coach belonging to a register
accredited by the
Professional Standards Authority, for Health and Social Care (PSA).
Accredited by and managed by
Play Therapy United Kingdom.
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Play Therapy UK's register has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The
Accreditation Standards that we meet include setting standards for registrants and those required for managing
our register. Our registrants not only make declarations that they will meet PTUK's policies and standards, they
are required to provide data about their play therapy clinical work, supervision reviews and continuing professional
Each year we look at all of this revalidation data. We do not rely on sampling, but check every registrant to assess
the level of attainment of our standards. A minimum level of attainment, which meet our register entry requirements,
is needed to demonstrate that they are safe and effective practitioners. Many registrants achieve a higher level
of attainment that shows their dedication to improving their quality and efficiency of practice.
Play Therapy is effective for many emotional, behaviour and mental health problems -
The PSA promotes the health, safety and well-being of users of health and social care services and is recognised
as being in the forefront of health regulation worldwide.
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Play Therapy is effective for between 74% and 83% when delivered to PTUK standards Check out the research details.
The severity of the problems take into account the child's well-being and ability to function normally. Our Registrants also use a straightforward psychometric questionnaire to quantify the severity of the problems.
You may search the register for:
You may also qualify your search according to the severity of the child's problems, if you wish.
When you have found a name, you can then click on it to see more details of the Registrant.
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