‘Play for Life’ Journal

Play Therapy Ireland Newsletter

All members receive an electronic newsletter “Irish Play therapy newsletter” this includes local information on upcoming training, any changes locally, We include job opportunities and we welcome any information you would like to have included. Notices, queries, maybe you have had an experience in your practice that you would like to hear how other therapists may have managed it in our Therapist dilemma section. This newsletter is in its early development, first developed by Sheena Cadogan Play therapist and further developed by Yvonne Power CEO. We look forward to its continued growth and development with the support of all our play therapy Ireland members.

‘Play for Life’, is published at least three times a year with an annual total of at least 64 pages.  It is available free of charge to all PTIrl Members. Back copies may be purchased – email contact@ptiworldwide.org


Policy – a practical journal to support practitioners

“Play for Life” was originally launched as “Play UK” the UK’s first journal aimed at providing  comprehensive information that is of practical help to play therapists and everyone working therapeutically, using play, with children or have an interest in the subject. Its purpose is to be a lively practitioner journal with a wide mixture of material. See Recent Articles.

It became an international journal to serve the needs of play therapy worldwide in 2003. Contents include editorial statements, original play therapy articles, synopses, case histories, reviews of research papers, books etc, news items, details of conferences, workshops, courses and guidelines for career development.

The Journal also acts as a forum for discussion and making network connections.
Its subject matter covers all types of therapy that are applicable to working with children including: art, creative visualisation, drama, music, storytelling as well as play therapy. Advertising material will not exceed 25% of the total space.

‘Play for Life’ is circulated to all members of Play Therapy International and its affiliated organisations including PTIrl and PTUK. There is room in each issue for at least one page of Irish contributions.  Please send all material to the Editors at editorspfl@outlook.com. These should be attached as Word or rich text format (RTF) files. Alternatively they may be posted to the Editor using a CDROM disc. Please enquire about other production guidelines and editorial requirements.


“Play for Life” accepts a limited amount of advertisements for jobs, courses, books, journals, conferences etc relating to therapeutic work with children. For details please email contact@ptiworldwide.org  Current readership is about 1500.

Recent Articles

To access and view recent articles from the Play for Life journals please visit the Play Therapy Resources website, available to all current members at Play Therapy Resources.