The Play Therapy Certificate offers graduate students in the M.A. Counseling and M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy programs as well as mental health professionals in the community the opportunity to complete the educational requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist. Working as a Play Therapist requires specialized training which most mental health professionals do not receive in their degree programs.
This certificate offers mental health professionals the education they need to serve our younger generations with competence. This certificate offers students, alumni, and community mental health professionals to have specific training in play therapy in order to serve our younger generation competently.
Graduates of the Certificate in Play Therapy will:
Apply play therapy theories and approaches to clinical practice.
Demonstrate proficiency in play therapy assessment and techniques.
Apply ethical principles and ethical decision making to play therapy assessment and practice.
Develop sensitivity to cultural, religious, and spiritual diversity throughout the play therapy process.
- Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
- Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended. Visit www.naces.org or www.aice-eval.org for lists of member organizations.
- Must be a current Mental Health Professional who has completed Master's degree in Counseling or related field or be a graduate student in mental health professional field (Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or MFT). Current graduate students will need to demonstrate they are in good standing in their current program.
- Interview with the program director or enrollment counselor if requested.
Certificate in Play Therapy
The required curriculum for the Play Therapy Certificate comprises a 12 semester credit sequence of courses.
|COUN 700||Introduction to Play Therapy and Techniques||3|
|COUN 705||Child and Family Play Therapy Assessment 1||2|
|COUN 710||Foundational Play Therapy and Techniques 1||2|
|COUN 715||Non-Directive Play Therapy and Techniques 1||2|
|COUN 720||Filial Therapy 1||1|
|COUN 725||Trauma and Play Therapy 1||1|
|COUN 730||Introduction to Sandtray 1||1|
Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.