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With Bethel’s Play Therapy Certificate, you’ll enhance your counseling skills by adding the specialized education required to become a Registered Play Therapist and you’ll make a difference to younger generations—with compassion, care, and competence.

Face to Face

Daytime

You'll meet during the day on campus.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Fall 2020

Total Credits

12

Finish in as Few as

16 months

Courses

  • Introduction to Play Therapy and Techniques (COUN700)

    Exploration of the essential elements and principles of play therapy including history and ethics. Examination of play therapy theories and approaches. Application of techniques and skills to various challenges faced by children and adolescents.

    3 credits

  • Child and Family Play Therapy Assessment (COUN705)

    Exploration of foundational play therapy theories. Examination of foundational play therapy techniques. Application of foundational play theories and techniques to clinical issues with children, adolescents and families.

    2 credits

  • Foundational Play Therapy and Techniques (COUN710)

    Exploration of directive play therapy philosophy and principles. Examination of theories and technique of directive play therapy. Application of directive play theories and techniques to clinical issues with children, adolescents and families.

    2 credits

  • Non-Directive Play Therapy and Techniques (COUN715)

    Exploration of non-directive play therapy philosophy and principles. Examination of theories and technique of non-directive play therapy. Application of non-directive play theories and techniques to clinical issues with children, adolescents and families including therapeutic use of metaphor.

    2 credits

  • Filial Therapy (COUN720)

    Exploration of the philosophy and principles of Filial Therapy. Examination of Filial Therapy Techniques. Application of techniques and strategies of Filial Therapy into therapeutic work.

    1 credits

  • Trauma and Play Therapy (COUN725)

    Exploration of trauma and its impact on the body and emotions. Examination of assessment of trauma in the play therapy room. Application of techniques and strategies to support clients who have experience trauma.

    1 credits

  • Introduction to Sandtray (COUN730)

    Exploration of the philosophy and principles of Sandtray. Examination of Sandtray strategies and approaches in therapeutic work. Application of Sandtray into therapeutic work with children, adolescents, and families.

    1 credits