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Professional Support Services

A range of services to support other professionals and organisations who work with children are available from PTA.  Services available:

Training & Education Management Consultancy Human Resources
Project Managment Systems Services Enquiry Form

Available For

Working In

  • Chief Executives

  • Senior Managers/Directors

  • Line Managers

  • Head Teachers / SENCOs

  • Commissioning Officers/Managers

  • Human Resource Managers

  • Financial Directors/Managers

  • Clinical Directors/Managers

  • Project Managers

  • Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists

  • Education

  • Emotional Literacy Programmes

  • Behaviour Services

  • Health

  • Social Services

  • Childrens Charities

  • Care Homes

  • Adoption & Foster Care Agencies

  • Counselling Organisations

Training & Education
A complete range of in-house training and education programmes are available from PTA accredited organisations.

These include:

  • Half day introductory seminars
  • 1, 2 and 3 day workshops - Introductions to Therapeutic Play
  • A series of 2 and 3 day modular programmes leading to a Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills
  • A series of 2 and 3 day modular programmes leading to a Diploma in Therapeutic Play Skills

Normally a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 participants is required.  Costs range from 40 to 120 per person per day depending upon numbers, location and content.

Please use the Enquiry Form below.

Management Consultancy Services
If you are responsible for strategic decisions in childrens emotional, behaviour or mental health areas PTA offers a range of management consultancy services:
  • Situation appraisals of existing services to identify strengths and weaknesses

  • Evaluation of alternative service delivery models to optimise the quality of care with the use of human and financial resources

  • Integration of childrens psychology based services with others (eg educational objectives, physical health services, family services etc)

  • Identifying and dealing with priorities

  • Development of strategic and operational plans

  • Plans to handle social exclusion and unauthorised absences problems

  • Preparation of financial plans and budgets

  • Quality management and clinical governance

Human Resource Services
Human resource planning of psychology based services for children using PTAs Profession Structure Model (PSM), incorporating a competency framework:
  • Establishment planning

  • Preparation of job descriptions*

  • Recruitment & selection services

  • Remuneration policy

  • Performance appraisal

  • Identification of training needs

  • Learning management

  • Planning and provision of special training events

* Ask for our check list to help you to prepare a job description for a Play Therapist or for a post involving the use of therapeutic play

Project Management
  • Setting up and establishing a service

  • Setting up and establishing a play/creative arts therapy centre

Systems Services
  • Identifying the needs and specifying the systems requirements for childrens services including systems audit

  • Selection and/or provision of software for the administration and clinical governance of therapy services

  • Secure clinical data entry services


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