Cost of Practicum

In the UK, there are two types of fees to pay for the Dyadic Theraplay® Practicum:

1.   The Theraplay® Institute (TTI) fees are to cover administration of the practicum and certificates, Intermediate and Final Stage evaluations, and a range of other linked services such as organising webinars, web supervisions, and management of issues that arise.  All TTI fees are paid via the Theraplay® Institute US website payment system (

2.   The supervision fees are payable for the supervisor’s time, guidance and administration.  In the UK, students can have supervision with a Certified Theraplay® Supervisor either within the UK (in person or via the internet) or in the US (via the internet).

Supervisor Fees (2018) Payment method
UK independent c£60-80 per session directly to supervisor
US independent c$100-125 per session directly to supervisor
US TTI $125 per session via TTI website, in blocks

For the Intermediate and Final Stage Evaluations, students are allocated a supervisor other than their regular one. This is usually with a US supervisor and the fee is part of the registration fee paid to the TTI at the beginning of the Intermediate or Final Stage.

The figures below are for illustration at an hourly supervision rate of £70 and at current exchange rates:

Stage 1 Foundational

Fee to The Theraplay Institute        $400/£300*
8 supervisions at £70                                  £560
                                                           TOTAL £860
*for registration, administration and Foundational Certification

Stage 2 Intermediate

Fee to The Theraplay Institute        $400/£300*
7 supervisions at £70                                  £490
                                                           TOTAL £790
*for administration, Intermediate Evaluation and Intermediate Practitioner Certification

Stage 3 Certified

Fee to The Theraplay Institute        $400/£300*
7 supervisions at £70                                  £490
                                                           TOTAL £790
*for administration, Final Evaluation and Certified Practitioner Certificate


Payment of registration fees should be made directly to TTI at the start of each practicum stage. Payment of supervision fees should be made as agreed with the supervisor or TTI either per session or in pre-paid blocks.

Refund and cancellations

All registrations fees paid are non-refundable. Funds held on account for supervision not completed at the time the student withdraws or is counselled out of the practicum, will be refunded. Certification cannot be granted until all fees have been paid.


  • For supervision to count towards certification, the student must be supervised by a Certified Theraplay® Supervisor or one currently in the supervisors’ practicum.
  • The student may pause the practicum or end after any stage.
  • Only students who have an accredited body and a relevant professional qualification can progress beyond Foundational Stage.