Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy
Gain foundational knowledge on the role of play as a therapeutic technique within a human development and family framework in this fully online graduate certificate program. Completion of this program can provide part of the educational requirements for those looking to pursue credentials as a registered play therapist.
At a Glance
Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)
Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy overview
What You'll Learn
1) Analyze and evaluate foundational couple and family therapy theories
2) Analyze and evaluate current scholarship which focuses on adolescence as a distinct developmental period.
3) Compare and contrast the different play therapy theories, techniques, and methods.
- FAM 686 Theory and Methods in Couple and Family Therapy
- FAM 658 Adolescent Development
- FAM 745 Family and Children in Play Therapy
- Elective Options:
- IEC 659 Advanced Child Development (This course would be especially beneficial for this certificate)
- EDP 600 Life Span Development (This course would be especially beneficial for this certificate)
- FAM 601 Family Processes
- FAM 652 Readings in Family Theory and Research
- FAM 654 Life Course Theory
- FAM 740 Couple and Sex Therapy
How to Apply
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing sample
- Evidence of provisional/licensure in mental health field for applicants who have completed graduate training
Licensure & Authorization
Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa.AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.