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Aston Conference Centre 
Aston Street
Birmingham B4 7ET
United Kingdom

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BAPT Board of Directors 
British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) 

British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) Conference 2023


BAPT’s 2023 conference aims to provide keynote speeches and workshops to develop and enhance the attendees’ Play Therapy knowledge, skills and practice.  We have renowned speakers with extensive knowledge and experience coming together to explore some of the incredible, but complex elements of Play Therapy.

The conference is also a time for attendees to meet, network and learn with others who are passionate about play and Play Therapy. 

Prior to the BAPT conference, BAPT is offering two Masterclasses for Qualified/Registered/Certified Play Therapists and Therapists, plus two Student Classes for Student Play Therapists on Friday 10th November. 

There are a number of packages: (please check out the packages in the conference booklet and on the booking form.

  • Full Conference Packages – Friday class & Saturday Conference
  • Saturday Conference Package – Saturday Conference onlyFriday Masterclass/Student Class Package – Friday 1 x Masterclass or 1 x Student Class only 

 There are also early bird prices until 31st July 2023

We are delighted to welcome Dr Dee Ray and Dr Sue Bratton as our keynote speakers at our annual conferece.  

Dr Dee Ray                 Dr Sue Bratton 

For detailed information about the conference, including the Masterclasses and Student Classes on Friday 10th November 2023 click on the link below.

BAPT Conference 2023 Brochure

Friday 10th November 2023 - Masterclasses & Student Classes

Masterclass Workshops x 3 hours - The masterclasses are open to qualified, registered and certified Play Therapists & Therapists.  Qualifications/Registration Number will need to be provided.  The subjects in these Masterclasses will be at an advanced level.  There are only 60 places per Masterclass.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

  • Fully Booked - Dr. Dee Ray – Understanding Themes in Play Therapy 
  • Dr. Sue Bratton – Intangible Dynamics In the Play Therapy Process That Facilitate or Hinder the Child’s Journey Towards Healing

Student classes x 3 hours – The student classes are open to student Play Therapists.  Student numbers will need to be provided.  The subjects in these student classes will enhance the student’s training.  There are only 30 places per student class.  Places will be based on a first come, first served basis.

  • Siobhán Prendiville - Applying Dr. Sue Jennings’ Embodiment-Projection- Role framework in the Play Therapy Process
  • Linda St Louis – Working as an Ethical Play Therapist

Saturday 11th November 2023 - BAPT Conference 2023

 Keynote Speeches 

  • Dr Dee Ray – The Unlimited Therapeutic Value of Limits in Play Therapy
  • Dr Sue Bratton – The evidence-base for play therapy: Does it exist – And, if does, how do I use it?

Saturday Conference Afternoon Workshops (You can choose 1 workshop and it will be on a first come, first served basis)

  1. Fully Booked - Dr Dee Ray – Are They Getting Better? Tracking, Evaluating, and Articulating Progress in Play Therapy 
  2. Dr Sue Bratton – Taking play therapy supervision to a deeper level through the use of play and expressive media.
  3. Sonia Murray – Working with Parents/Carers to support effective Play Therapy
  4. Simon Kerr Edwards – Playing around with yes and no: setting boundaries and making decisions