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Graduate Catalog | 2015-2016 Previous Edition

Play Therapy, Graduate Certificate


The Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy program is designed to prepare students to work with children who are 10 years and younger in a developmentally appropriate way in both school counseling and community settings.

The program is available for students who have completed a master’s degree in counseling , social work , or psychology  and want additional training in play therapy. In addition, students currently enrolled in the master’s or doctoral program in the Department of Counseling may take the coursework required for the Graduate Certificate as a part of their Program of Study.

The Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy meets the post-master’s educational requirements, as specified by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) for the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. The Graduate Certificate is recognition of academic achievement and enhances professional standing.

Certificate Requirements


Students must complete the following four required courses.

Note:


*CSLG 7142 /CSLG 8142  is a required prerequisite.

Notes:


**For M.A. students who are currently enrolled in the counseling program and receive permission from the Director of the Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy.

***For Ph.D. students who are currently enrolled in the counseling program and receive permission from the Director of the Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy.

Program Admission


Students begin the Graduate Certificate in either the Spring or Summer semester. The deadline for admissions for Spring is October 1, and the deadline for admission for Summer is April 1. Students are admitted to the Graduate School in a special category for certificate students.

Additional Admission Requirements


  1. A master’s degree in counseling , social work , or psychology  from an accredited university or a current student admitted to the Department of Counseling or School of Social Work 
  2. Online application to Graduate Admissions accompanied by the application fee in effect
  3. GPA required for entry into a master’s degree program
  4. Official transcripts
  5. Personal statement of interest