History of PTPA

Play Therapy Practitioners Association was established in 2018 in response to an identified need to provide opportunities for counsellors, therapists and professionals working with children to gain suitable recognition for their training and experience working as play therapists in Australia.

The Association seeks to establish a not for profit professional body for play therapists in Australia that promotes access to suitable training opportunities, networking events, advocacy of the profession and establishment of professional standards for practice.

The Association aims to work alongside training providers across Australia to promote accreditation standards for practice, along with the creation of a community of play therapists to ensure more children have access to play therapists in each state.

It is the hope of PTPA that the evidence based approach of play therapy will become the preferred therapeutic framework for working with children across Australia.