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Becoming an IAPTP Accredited 'Psychotherapist with a Specialisation in Play Therapy' Member


Application Form

This category of membership is only open to suitably qualified and experienced psychotherapists and play therapists who successfully completed an IAPTP’s recognized 4 year training course in this category (i.e. a combined play therapy and psychotherapy training):

  1. Master of Arts in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and Play Therapy
  2. Master of Arts in Creative Psychotherapy (Humanistic and Integrative Modality)

Psychotherapists who completed alternative psychotherapy training are advised to seek accreditation as a psychotherapist with whichever professional body is associated with their training and to pursue accreditation as a Play Therapist with IAPTP if they have achieved The IAPTP Statement of Equivalence to IAPTP approved Play Therapy Training’.

Policy 10 details the criteria required to achieve accreditation with IAPTP as a Psychotherapist with a Specialisation in Play Therapy. These include requirements in relation to training, extensive clinical practice experience, clinical supervision to required ratios with suitably qualified and experienced supervisors and engagement in ongoing continuing professional development activities. 

The Accreditation Committee process applications twice each year: April and October. Applications must be received well in advance of each meeting. Accreditation is granted for a five year period and may be renewed by demonstrating that reaccreditation criteria have been met.

To apply, complete the application form linked above attaching the relevant documents. When your application is received you will be emailed an invoice which you can pay online to initiate the application process.

As part of assessing your accreditation application the Accreditation Committee may request logs (clinical practice, supervision, and/or personal therapy) from any applicant to be emailed or posted to them. These will be requested from a percentage of all applicants and from any applicant at the discretion of the committee. See sample logs here:

Sample Clinical Practice Log
Sample Supervision Log
Sample Personal Therapy Log & Verification

The documents you will need to upload with your accreditation application are:

  • A copy of your IAPTP Approved Psychotherapist Qualification

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed statement regarding each group (link) and individual (link) supervisor you attended during training
  • Completed statement regarding each group (link) and individual (link) supervisor you attended since training
  • Supervisor Report Form from current supervisor/s 
  • Psychotherapist Statement of Practice Guideli
  • Copy of current Garda Vetting