Membership is available at various levels for anyone interested in working with children using play therapy and creative arts therapies.
Play Therapy Ireland (PTIrl) is Ireland's most pro-active professional organisation in raising standards and promoting the use of therapeutic play skills and play therapy in a variety of professions and settings. PTIrl performs the role of a governing body and professional play therapy association in Ireland.
Membership grades to suit all levels of skill, experience and interests.
A coherent profession structure model enabling you to plan and develop your career effectively.
Certification to the highest standards based on competencies and clinical governance
Entry to the PTIrl Register of Play Therapists
Support for obtaining jobs and earning a fair salary
Free Subscription to 'Play for Life' - the liveliest and most informative practitioner journal in the field - see news
Reduced fees for training events, conferences and the International World Congress
Easy access to play therapy resources on-line through www.playtherapyshop.com
Good Practice Frameworks (PTIrl Ethical System)
Afford Safety to the Public (PTIrl Professional Conduct Procedures)
Increased Professional Status
International affiliation through Play Therapy International
Gaining recognition by employers and clients of your membership of a professional organisation.
PTIrl recognises the need for practitioners at all levels. Certification and accreditation is based upon successful completion of training and hours of supervised clinical work. see 4 Stage Training Model.
An ethical framework
Register of Members
Professional Conduct (Complaints) Procedure
Profession Structure Model with a competency framework
Quality management through clinical governance procedures
Accredited training courses
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements