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Membership is available at various levels for anyone interested in working with children using play therapy and creative arts therapies.

Benefits of Membership
Play Therapy Canada (PTC) is Canada'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. PTC performs the role of a governing body and professional play therapy association in Canada.

(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 PTC 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 (produced by PTUK for all PTI affiliates and PTC members)

  • Reduced fees for training events, conferences and the International World Congress

  • Good Practice Frameworks (PTC  Ethical System)

  • Afford Safety to the Public (PTC Professional Conduct Procedures)

  • Increased Professional Status

  • International affiliation through Play Therapy International

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Professional Certification

Gaining recognition by employers and clients of your membership of a professional organisation.

PTC 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.

PTC 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

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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 PTC,  PTI, and PTUK training events, workshops and conferences

Services for Commissioners and Users of Play Therapy.  Advisory services on setting up and managing play therapy services including recruitment, selection, clinical governance - quality management, training, performance appraisal and remuneration.

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

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