Therapeutic play and play therapy - what's the difference?  

It’s one of degree. Therapeutic play can only be used for slight to mild/moderate problems. 

The Register title is Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills, who have to have clinical supervision and abide by the standards of the Register please see: www.playtherapyregister.org.uk.  

Certified Play Therapists, who can work with all levels of problems, have to have substantially more play therapy training, experience of the play therapy tool-kit, understanding of psychological theory, also have to have clinical supervision and abide by the standards of the Register please see: www.playtherapyregister.org.uk.  

See also The Therapeutic Play Continuum and frequently asked questions.

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