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Our site is intended to provide an international information resource for therapeutic play, play therapy, filial play and creative arts therapies. It's designed for anyone interested in helping children with emotional literacy, behaviour (EBD) or mental health problems.

PTI has two main roles:
(1) To act as a support and unifying body for affiliated play therapy professional organisations in a number of countries.

(2) To provide professional support for play therapy practitioners in countries which do not have an organisation affiliated to PTI.
If you are:

A parent/carer interested in how play therapy may help your child please visit How Does Play Therapy Work.
A potential service user please visit Finding Help.

Interested in training as a Play Therapist, Filial Play Coach or in extending your skills as a counsellor, nurse, occupational therapist, paediatrician, psychiatrist, psychologist, psychotherapist, social worker or teacher to work with children using therapeutic play please visit Career Development.

PTI in relation to other professional organisations.

Proposed Taxonomy of Children's Conditions, ready for your comments


Affiliated Organisations

These are autonomous organisations representing and governing the use of play therapy and filial play in their own countries. They adopt PTIís standards for the certification of practitioners and accreditation of training. These organisations also contribute to PTIís pool of knowledge, research and innovation.

Three countries have well established play therapy organisations affiliated to PTI with their own web sites.
Ireland United Kingdom Canada

They are in the process of developing their play therapy infrastructure. If you live or work in the following countries please visit their developing web sites for the latest information.
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Malaysia


Africa

Malta

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