PTIrl estimates that there is a latent need in Ireland for 1500 practitioners using therapeutic play, creative arts and play therapy skills. There are probably less than 200 therapists at present with the level of expertise that is required, so there are plenty of potential career opportunities.
We encourage new entrants to the profession and professionals with existing experience of working therapeutically with adults or others who have experience of working with children.
PTIrl has adopted pro-tem a Career Development Map and a four stage training model as a part of the Profession Structure Model originally developed by PTUK. These provide considerable flexibility in terms of previous career background and aspirations to cater for as many people as possible wishing to become play therapy practitioners.
Entry to the Play Therapy Profession
Play Therapy Training
Other major source of information about play therapy as a career are the Profession Structure Model (PSM), the Competencies and a Profile of a Play Therapist Competencies pages.
Keen to develop a career in Play Therapy? Making plans for the Summer Holidays? Thinking about the intensive 15 day's Summer School at La Mouline, France but feel a little nervous about Brexit? Rest assured, we are Brexit-ready and Summer School in La Mouline will be running as usual, whatever form Brexit takes.
In the event of adverse weather, please consider your own safety. Unless you have been advised otherwise by APAC, all courses will run as scheduled at all venues. Please regularly check your emails. If you decide that you are unable to make your journey, please contact your Course Director or the APAC Office to let them know. If you are attending the first weekend of a course, please email Monika Jephcott on firstname.lastname@example.org