How to Become a Registered Play Therapist in Australia
Play Therapy Australia encourages those in Australia who want to specialize in Play Therapy to work towards becoming a Clinical Member and Registered Play Therapist with the Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA) www.apta.asn.au
Play Therapy Australia is independent of APTA, however, believes the high professional standards that APTA has in place for Registered Play Therapists with the requirement to have a qualification in counseling, social work, psychology, occupation therapy or a related mental health field are important for the positive development of Play Therapy in Australia. This follows the practice of the leading international Play Therapy Association, the Association for Play Therapy (USA) www.a4pt.org
Please find further information below:
The Australian Play Therapists Association: www.apta.asn.au
The Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA) is the peak, national Play Therapy association in Australia. The establishment of APTA is a very exciting development for Play Therapy and Play Therapists in Australia.
The Australian Play Therapists Association has introduced recommended training standards in Play Therapy into Australia and a process for those with qualifications in counseling, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, art therapy and related fields to become Clinical Members and APTA Registered Play Therapists.
The Play Therapy Australia Child Centered Play Therapy Training Program has been set up to meet the Australian Play Therapists Association requirement of 150 hours of Play Therapy training. Clinical supervision with the Play Therapy Australia Clinical Supervisors who are highly experienced mental health professionals with extensive training and experience in Play Therapy, will also meet the APTA requirements for clinical supervisors.
There is also a Provisional Clinical Member category for those with relevant qualifications who have completed extensive training in Play Therapy. Associate and Affiliate Membership categories are also offered for those with an interest in Play Therapy. Please visit www.apta.asn.au for further information.
To find out the full details of what is required to become a Registered Play Therapist with APTA and about the different mental health levels of qualifications that are required by APTA and the Play Therapy Training and other requirements, please visit the APTA website.
For any questions about APTA and becoming an APTA Registered Play Therapist, please contact APTA directly.
International Play Therapy Association:
The Association for Play Therapy,USA, the leading international Play Therapy Association: www.a4pt.org
Play Therapy Australia recommends joining the Australian Play Therapists Association and the Association for Play Therapy, USA.
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