Focus your professional training and explore the possibilities of play through the Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Play Therapy
Play Therapy is a therapeutic intervention that encourages children, adults, and the elderly to work through unresolved developmental and psychosocial challenges using play as a medium of expression. A fluent understanding of lifespan development and psychopathology, training in a variety of individual, group, and family play therapies, and supervised field experience form the foundation of our curriculum. The 9-credit certificate is designed for post-master's professionals across a number of fields, including:
Lesley University is one of a small number of recognized play therapy training sites in the United States. This certificate has been approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to meet the credentialing requirements toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Lesley graduate students seeking additional treatment-oriented skills can earn their play therapy credential as part of their master's degree program, or through the 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Expressive Therapies. Those students who require financial aid are strongly encouraged to explore these options, as the 9-credit Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Play Therapy is not eligible for financial aid on its own.
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