It has come to our attention that one or two persons in Hong Kong are spreading false rumours and completely unsubstantiated information about APAC’s courses and the PTI standards of training and practice.
We are not sure about the motivation of these individuals. It may be because they are offering their own training events and feel threatened by competition. Or it may be that they resent that others perceived as rivals, will be practising having received a better standard of training than they have.
In essence their main claim is that the PTI model leads to unsafe practice with children. This is completely unfounded. The PTI standards were first set in 1986 and have been updated several times since. During this time, during which thousands of practitioners have applied the standards all over the world, not one complaint has been made about unsafe practice. On the other hand, PTI has the only research based on over 8000 cases which shows that our model of play therapy is very safe and effective. Between 72% and 84% of children will show a positive change as the result of receiving play therapy delivered to our standards – please see our latest results.
Remember also that the APAC courses in the UK are fully accredited by a reputable British university – Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University.
We are completely in favour of constructive criticism, backed by evidence, but not malicious, destructive comments such as this.