Certificate Program – Student

What’s Included in the Play Therapy Certificate Program?

Enrollment and tuition in the full Play Therapy Certificate Program includes the following:

  • Ten workshops to complete 150 hours of play therapy training that meet the RPT Phase Learning criteria over a 24 month period.
  • Hands on practical learning and clinical application at each class with qualified clinicians experienced in their class content area.
  • Supplies for participation in workshop activities.
  • Workshop PowerPoints and additional printed materials printed for each workshop.
  • Sandtray Therapy materials including a sandtray with lid, high quality sand and starter miniature set.
  • Books provided to students to enhance learning, including:

– Dibs: In Search of Self
– I Love You Rituals
– No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture your Child’s Developing Mind

  • Referrals to qualified Registered Play Therapy Supervisors currently providing supervision to individual in the student’s community.

Approved by the Association for Play Therapy and the National Board for Certified Counselors

APT Approved Provider 15-424
NBCC ACEP Number 6774

The Play Therapy Certificate Program is competitively priced for professionals, with a generous discount provided for graduate students (proof of current enrollment required).

Please use coupon TAKE5OFF when paying in full for a 5% discount off your Certificate Program.

Please select your current status:

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Child-Centered Play Therapy PhaseDate
Foundations of Child-Centered Play TherapyAugust 20-21, 2021
Practice of Child-Centered Play TherapyOctober 22-23, 2021
Sandtray in Play TherapyJanuary 14-15, 2022
Systemic Play Therapy PhaseDate
Attachment: Creating Connection through Play TherapyApril 8-9, 2022
Special Topics in Play Therapy: Infants, Toddlers & Nuerosensory PlayJune 17-18, 2022
Engaging Adolescents in Play TherapyAugust 26-27, 2022
Family Play TherapyOctober 21-22, 2022
Directive Play Therapy PhaseDate
Theories of Directive Play TherapyDecember 9-10, 2022
Play Therapy with Abuse & TraumaMarch 24-25, 2023
Special Topics in Play Therapy: The Adult Inner Child & GriefJune 23-24, 2023

In-Person Class times: Friday 12:30pm-8:30pm; Saturday 8:30am-6:00pm

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Heartland Play Therapy Credentialing Bundle

Phase One: 8 month period

  • 3 weekend workshops (45 hours)
  • 50-75 Experience Hours
  • 8 Supervision Hours – schedule 2 1.5 hour groups & 5 1 hour individual meetings
  • 1 Video Observation

Phase Two: 8 Month Period

  • 4 weekend workshop (60 hours)
  • 100-150 Experience Hours
  • 14 Supervision Hours – schedule 4 1.5 hour groups & 8 1 hour individual meetings
  • 2 Video Observation

Phase Three: 8 month Month Period

  • 3 weekend workshop (45 hours)
  • 100-175 Experience Hours
  • 13 Supervision Hours – schedule 4 1.5 hour groups & 7 1 hour individual meetings
  • 2 Video Observation

150 Credit Hours

150 hours of play therapy training structured in 10 fifteen-hour workshops, scheduled over a 24 month period to meet the requirements of the RPT Phase Learning criteria.

Multiple Cities

Heartland Play facilitates the Play Therapy Certificate Program in five cities, including: Overland Park, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, St. Charles, Missouri and Rogers, Arkansas and Omaha, Nebraska.

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Connect with other like-minded therapists while obtaining continuing education credits.

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