Columbia Class 43

What’s Included in the Play Therapy Certificate Program?

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

  • 5 monthly classes to complete 75 hours of play therapy training.
  • 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 sand tray 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

  • Referrals to qualified Registered Play Therapy Supervisors currently providing supervision to individual in the student’s community.
  • Lending library of professional play therapy books (KC campus only).
  • Lending library of professional play therapy games and materials (KC campus only).

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).

Your Columbia Class 43 Schedule

Location: Stephens College
1200 E Broadway, Columbia MO 65215
Class times:
In-Person Format: Friday 12:30pm-8:30pm; Saturday 8:30am-6:00pm
Web-Based Format: 8:30am-5:30pm both days

Child-Centered Play Therapy Phase
Foundations of Child-Centered Play TherapyMarch 26-27, 2021 Web-Based
Practice of Child-Centered Play TherapyMay 21-22, 2021 Web-Based
Sandtray in Play TherapyAugust 6-7, 2021 Web-Based
Systemic Play Therapy Phase
Attachment: Creating Connection through Play TherapyNovember 12-13, 2021 Web-Based
Special Topics in Play Therapy: Infants, Toddlers & Nuerosensory PlayDecember 10-11, 2021 Web-Based
Engaging Adolescents in Play TherapyMarch 4-5, 2022
Family Play TherapyMay 6-7, 2022
Directive Play Therapy Phase
Theories of Directive Play TherapyJuly 15-16, 2022
Play Therapy with Abuse and TraumaOctober 7-8, 2022
Special Topics in Play Therapy: The Adult Inner Child and GriefJanuary 20-22, 2023

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 one weekend a month.

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.