Des Moines Class 44

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.

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 Des Moines Class 44 Program

Orchard Place Child Guidance Center
808 5th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1315

In-Person Format: Friday 12:30pm-8:30pm; Saturday 8:30am-6:00pm
Web-Based Format: 8:30am-5:30pm CST both days

Child-Centered Play Therapy Phase
Foundations of Child-Centered Play TherapyJanuary 22-23, 2021 Web-based

Practice of Child-Centered Play Therapy Skills
March 26-27, 2021 Web-based
Sandtray in Play TherapyJune 11-12, 2021 Web-based
Systemic Play Therapy Phase
Attachment: Creating Connection through Play TherapyAugust 20-21, 2021 Web-Based
Special Topics in Play Therapy: Infant, Toddler & Neurosensory PlayOctober 22-23, 2021 Web-Based
Engaging Adolescents in Play TherapyDecember 3-4, 2021 Web-Based
Family Play TherapyFebruary 11-12, 2022
Directive Play Therapy Phase
Theories of Directive Play TherapyApril 8-9, 2022
Play Therapy with Abuse & TraumaJuly 15-16, 2022
Special Topics in Play Therapy: Grief & Adult Inner ChildOctober 7-8, 2022

In-Person Format: Friday 12:30pm-8:30pm; Saturday 8:30am-6:00pm
Web-Based Format: 8:30am-5:30pm CST both days

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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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Networking

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