Best Practice Guidelines and Requirements for the UK

All people in the practicum or holding a certificate in Theraplay® at any level are required to review the best practice guidelines below.

Please note that you must agree to the best practice guidelines if you wish to use Theraplay Informed Practice or Theraplay in your work.

Theraplay® is a registered trademark in the UK and thus there are restrictions and guidelines on how to refer to your Theraplay work.  Read the complete document here: Theraplay Service Mark Guidelines

After completing Level One, Level Two or Group Theraplay training, you may say that you are using Theraplay® Informed Practice.  The same is true for those working towards or having completed Foundational and Intermediate certification.  You must limit your Theraplay Informed Practice to the context and boundaries of your place of employment and within the remit of your role.

The Theraplay Institute cannot assume responsibility for the quality of your work.  Attending training in and of itself does not bestow any status or endorsement to your work.  If you are not an accredited professional, you must always have a regular supervisor and cannot use Theraplay Informed Practice in an independent setting.

Those with a Foundational or Intermediate certificate should refer to their work as Theraplay Informed Practice, but may also refer to their credential to differentiate their status from those who have simply attended training.

After the completion of the full Certified Theraplay Practitioner practicum and all other requirements for certification, you may refer to yourself as a Certified Theraplay Practitioner and your practice as Theraplay.

All certificate holders must register with The Theraplay Institute each January to attest that their qualifications and status are in good standing. More information about this will be sent to you later in the year.

Other Support Available for your Theraplay Informed Practice

In addition to the practicum we offer on-line web supervision at which practicum students share video of their treatment session and receive feedback and suggestions from a Theraplay supervisor.  All training graduates are invited to register to observe these sessions, and the first two are free.  For more information and a schedule click here.

Regional support meetings and refresher courses are being organized in the UK and will be announced shortly.

We are happy to answer any questions you might have or clarify your qualifications to use Theraplay Informed Practise or to enter the practicum.