A Career Development Map

The diagram below maps the main routes to a career in play therapy for those in the caring professions.

Key to map below:

The different types of training that provide a good basis (prior learning) for furthering a career using therapeutic play are shown by green ovals

The professional job titles of individual suitable for adding therapeutic play skills are shown in yellow boxes

Previous experience that is relevant and experience needed whilst training in play therapy is shown in light blue boxes

Two of the four tiers of the training model are shown using different coloured ovals

Black arrows show the pathways.

A possible ‘Fast Track’ route, for suitably qualified professionals is shown by a red dotted line

The requirement to work using PTUK’s Ethical System is shown by a dark blue dotted line

Links to the PSM competency framework are shown by green dotted lines