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Welcome from CEO Yvonne Power, welcomes you to the Play Therapy Ireland Website

You can contact Yvonne at and 0858484349.

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Our site is intended to provide a complete information resource for therapeutic play, play therapy and creative arts therapies. We hope that you will find it useful and enjoy it!

The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (the NQAI) have approved the alignment of the APAC and the National University of Ireland play therapy training awards with the National Framework of Qualifications (the NFQ).

Find a Therapist near you - Members offering play therapy and related services

The only play therapy courses currently run in Ireland with valid University Post Graduate awards are the APAC courses which are delivered in a collaborative partnership with National University of Ireland and which have been approved by the NQAI as equivalent to HETAC level 9. Please check the status of any play therapy course you want to undertake with PTI on

APAC has run our MA in Practice Based Play Therapy programme at All Hallows Dublin for eight years, lately in partnership with the National University of Ireland. The announcement that All Hallows will cease recruiting students for their own courses has no impact on our Play Therapy courses which will continue in Dublin and Galway as normal.

If you would like to attend peer support meetings there are subcommittees around the country. you can contact: Helga Behan for Dublin meetings on
Marion Connell for Naas meetings on
Linsey Mc Nelis for Galway on

We are proud to announce APAC's Post Graduate Certificate & Post Graduate Diploma running in collaborative partnership with NUI Galway. Summer School for 15 days starts 7th July 2015 Click For More Details

The Play Therapy Ireland website is designed for everybody interested in helping children with emotional, behaviour or mental health problems including parents, carers, teaching staff, nurses, care workers, social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, play therapists, paediatricians, students etc

Ireland needs 1531 Play Therapists. This is the estimate produced by Play Therapy Ireland's Demand Model, just published. See which counties and areas have the highest need - see News

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