By Amy Flaherty, LPE-I, RPT - Guest Blogger
Ever wanted to be a play therapist but have gotten confused when trying to figure out just HOW? You know being a play therapist will help your career but are not sure which path is best for your life, budget, and overall state of mind? Have you even talked to a play therapist about his or her path and left more confused about the process than when you started?
If any of these sound like you, this post will help. Yes, being a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) is awesome for many reasons. You get the community of like-minded therapists through the Association for Play Therapy (APT) verification and validation that you do know what you are doing, and quality trainings. HOWEVER, getting to the place of being a RPT is not always a straight line.
The picture below will give you a good starting place to understand the different options and requirements of becoming a play therapist. Of course, not all variables are accounted for and more questions may arise on your journey.
Fortunately, APT is very open to all questions. Visit the APT web site for more information. Email or call them directly to find answers to specific queries. Of course, I am always open to answer any and all questions about play therapy, as is Pam Dyson.
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Amy Flaherty, LPE-I, RPT has been working with children in the therapeutic setting since 2005. In addition to clinical work at her private practice, Amy conducts APT-approved trainings for therapists in the area of sandtray therapy, both at the introductory and advanced levels.
To learn more about Amy's work with play therapy and sandtray trainings, visit her Facebook Page and her website True Hope Counseling