As a parent, caregiver or someone who knows of a child or adolescents who could benefit from play therapy or therapeutic play to improve emotional literacy or alleviate a behavior or mental health challenges.

Individuals with mental challenges experience many “ups and downs” in life and may not have express their potentials to handle their emotions, behaviors, and life stresses. Often if not given the tools to work through life’s difficulties, their emotions leak out in other ways, such as behavior challenges, anxiety, or depression.

Play and Creative Art therapy help individuals gain tools to deal with such issues such as developmental challenges of children, socialization, life adjustment, academic issues, self-esteem, anger, aggression, grief and loss, divorce, blended family, trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, attention deficit, hyperactivity-impulsivity, autistic characteristics, or medical conditions.


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As a professional organisation concerned with the care of children and adolescents :

  Understand the main therapeutic applications of play and art.

  Use the PTI Profession Structure Model (PSM) to help you to plan and     manage the delivery of play therapy services based upon a
    competency framework..

  Provide staff development through PTI's Training Resources

  Find out about the benefits of joining PTI as a corporate member.