Therapeutic Play Continuum
Origins of the Therapeutic Play
The development of The Therapeutic Play Continuum
started shortly after the formation of Play Therapy UK (PTUK). The objectives were to address three main
- A low level of awareness of the
benefits of play as a therapeutic tool not only with the general public but
also with health, education, child care and social services professionals.
- The difficulties that trained and
experienced play and creative arts therapists had in explaining their role,
especially in relation to other professions, in sufficiently clear and
unambiguous terms that remain in the mind of the recipient - ie definitions
- The confusion that exists around
play and similar therapies.
The Therapeutic Play Continuum was
subsequently used as the basis for a number of PTUK's policies and the
development of the Profession Structure Model.
Examples of Frequently Asked Questions
about play therapy and therapeutic play.