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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.

(see our about us).
  • 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 - seenews
  • 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

Certification   Resources   Grades & Fees   Membership Application Form


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.

PTIrl exceeds all the standard requirements for a self governing profession.
  1. An ethical framework
  2. Register of Members
  3. Professional Conduct (Complaints) Procedure
  4. Profession Structure Model with a competency framework
  5. Quality management through clinical governance procedures
  6. Accredited training courses
  7. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements


Resources for your career and practice development.
  • Our practitioner journal, 'Play for Life' published at least three times a year,  contains practical advice, case studies and news as well as clinical practice papers and articles.
  • Access to training and CPD resources
  • Material and help to enable you to develop your practice
  • Free CV advice - our Members who use this service get interviews and jobs!


Preferential rates
For PTIrl, PTI, and PTUK training events, workshops and conferences

Networking
As Play Therapy Ireland grows we encourage the formation of local networking groups of  Members.

Membership Grades and Fees
Download the PTIrl membership application form: MS WORD or PDF

Grade & Criteria & Annual Subscription Services Provided for Grade*
PA TR TA CV JR PR NW
Trainee - €60
If you are undertaking a course accredited by PTUK and working therapeutically with children in a training placement you are required to adhere to PTI/PTUK's Ethical Framework, Practice Conduct and Clinical Governance procedures and be placed on the Register. This means that your membership should be kept current at all times.
Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills - €130
Professionals who have been awarded a PTUK/PTI accredited qualification at least at Post Graduate Certificate level. If you are working in this grade, we require that you adhere to PTUK's Ethical Framework, Complaint Procedures, Clinical Governance and CPD requirements. You will be included in the PTUK Register approved by the PSA. Your membership must be kept current at all times.
Full Member (Certified) - €145
Professionals who have been awarded a PTUK/PTI accredited qualification at least at Post Graduate Diploma level. If you are working as a Certified Play Therapist we require that you adhere to PTUK's Ethical Framework, Complaint Procedures, Clinical Governance and CPD requirements. You will be included in the PTUK Register approved by the PSA. Your membership must be kept current at all times.
Full Member (Accredited) - €155
You must have completed a minimum total of 450 hours clinically supervised play therapy practice. We require that you adhere to PTUK's Ethical Framework, Complaint Procedures, Clinical Governance and CPD requirements. You will be included in the PTUK Register approved by the PSA. Your membership must be kept current at all times.
Approved Supervisor - €70
Trained to PTI/PTUK standards.
     
PTI Certified Supervisor - €110
Trained to PTI/PTUK standards.
Associate Member - €70
Anyone who is interested in working therapeutically with children but not practising play therapy or therapeutic play. This grade is not included in the PTUK Register approved by the PSA.
     
Key to services provided
PA Professional certification JR Play for Life journal
TR Access to training & CPD resources PR Preferential rates
TA Training & career development advice NW Networking support
CV CV advice

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