Play therapy is a structured, theoretically based approach to expressive therapy that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. Therapists strategically use play to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings. In play therapy, toys are like the child’s words, and play is the child’s language.
The certificate program satisfies the instructional requirement of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), as well as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). UC San Diego Extension is approved by the APT to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (provider no. 98-046). Details about requirements and applications for the designations may be obtained from the Association for Play Therapy.
Before enrolling, please request additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-9262.
|Course Title||Course Number||Units||FA||WI||SP||SU|
|Treatment Planning Series|
|Play Diagnosis and Assessment: Development of Symbolic & Social Play & Assessment of Devel Disabilities||L|
|Toys and Their Uses||M||L|
|Play Diagnosis and Assessment: Play Assessment of Ego Functions and Object Relations||L|
|The Therapeutic Powers of Play||L|
|Legal and Ethical Issues in Child Treatment with Emphasis on Play Therapy and Assessment||U|
|History of Play Therapy||L|
|Clinicians Toolbox Series|
|Child-Centered Play Therapy||L|
|Child-Parent Relationship Therapy-CPRT (Filial Therapy)||L||L|
|Introduction to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy||L|
|Developmental Play Therapy||L|
|Structured Play Therapy: Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy, Pre-Set Play, Introduction of Resolutions||L||L|
|Gestalt Play Therapy, Role-play, and Psychodrama||L||L|
|Sandplay: A Therapeutic Process||L|
|Experiential Play Therapy||L|
|Play Therapy to Reduce Identification with the Aggressor & Supervision and Instruction of Play Therapy||L|
|Psychoanalytic Play Therapy||L|
|Play Therapy with Special Populations|
|Play Therapy to Increase Children's Emotional and Behavioral Regulation||L|
|Play Therapy for Attachment Disorders||L|
|Families Fighting and Changing: Play Therapy with Children of Divorce and Remarriage||L|
|Play Therapy for Children Affected by Illness and Injury||L|
|Uses of Play with Learning Disabilities and Developmental Delay||L|
|Play Therapy to Help Children Cope with Grief and Loss||L|
|Play Therapy, Art Therapy, and Assessment of Abused Children and Adolescents||L|
|Play Therapy with Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders||M|
|Play Therapy Across Cultural and Ethnic Groups||L|
|L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA|
Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.
|Certificate Section ID:||100611||Add to Cart|
|Contact:||Healthcare & Behavioral Sciences, (858) 534-9262|
To earn the certificate you must complete 11 quarter units (min. 150 hours of coursework). More than 13 units and 171 instructional hours are offered during a complete program cycle from which you select courses that fit your schedule. All coursework meet the Association for Play Therapy's instructional-hours requirement toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) or Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S).
RPT and RPT-S designations: The program satisfies the Association for Play Therapy's 150 instructional-hours requirement to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) or Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). Courses are also individually approved for hours toward the 150-hour requirement.
UC San Diego Extension maintains responsibility for the certificate program. See APT's website: http://www.a4pt.org for additional requirements pertaining to registration.