The With Kids MSc in Play Therapy is underpinned by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) ethical framework of good practice, core standards and competencies in Play Therapy. 

Play Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the medium of play as its primary mode of communication. It involves the use of play as a means of self-expression. Play Therapists aim to enable clients both to discover an outlet for often complex and confusing emotions that cannot always be expressed verbally, and to foster self- awareness and growth. Practitioners have evolved distinct ways of working according to their specialism. Play Therapists are expected to practice in accordance with the guidance set out by the British Association of Play Therapists and as such exercise clinical judgment as a means of practicing safely and effectively. 

The spectrum of environments in which Play Therapists practice is broad. The variety of settings include: NHS, social services, primary, secondary, further and special education, charities, private practice, etc. They also work with people of all ages (not just children) living with a wide range of emotional or physical conditions.