How to become a play therapist
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
Relevant first degree subjects include:
- early childhood studies
- mental health nursing
- occupational therapy
- drama, art or music
You'll also need experience of working with children in professions like teaching, nursing, counselling, therapy or social work.
You'll usually need:
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study
If you have an interest in play therapy and work in a profession like teaching, nursing, counselling or social work you may be able to take an introductory course to find out more.