PTUK & PTI are committed to sustaining and advancing
good practice. This guidance on the essential elements of good practice has
been written to take into account the changing circumstances in which Play Therapy
and Filial Play are now being delivered, in particular:
- Changes in the range of issues and levels of need presented
- The growth in levels of expertise available from
practitioners with the expansion in the availability of training and consultative
- The accumulated experience of members of PTUK and PTI.
The diversity of settings within which therapies for
children and adolescents are delivered has also been carefully considered.
These services may be provided by:
- An independent practitioner working alone.
- One or more practitioners working to provide a service
within an agency or organisation.
- Specialists working in multidisciplinary teams.
- Specialist teams of therapists.
All practitioners encounter the challenge of responding to
the diversity of their clients and finding ways of working effectively with
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