NW Arkansas (Class 51)

What’s Included in the Play Therapy Certificate Program?

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

  • Ten classes to complete 150 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 sandtray with lid and high quality sand.
  • 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).

Your NW Arkansas Class 51 Schedule

Northwest Arkansas
The Joshua Center
2105 S. 54th Street, STE 1
Rogers, AR 72758
Class times:
In-Person Format: Friday 12:30pm-8:30pm; Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm
Live Webinar Format: 8:30am-5:00pm CST both days

Foundations of Child-Centered Play TherapyJune 10-11, 2022 Live Webinar
Practice of Child-Centered Play Therapy Skills August 26-27, 2022 Live Webinar
Sandtray in Play TherapyFebruary 24-25, 2023
Systemic Play Therapy Phase
Attachment: Creating Connection through Play TherapyJanuary 20-21, 2023
Special Topics in Play Therapy: Infants, Toddlers & Neurosensory PlayMarch 24-25, 2023
Engaging Adolescents in Play TherapyMay 19-20, 2023 Live Webinar
Family Play TherapyJuly 14-15, 2023
Directive Play Therapy Phase
Theories of Directive Play TherapyOctober 6-7, 2023 Live Webinar
Play Therapy with Abuse and TraumaJanuary 19-20, 2024 Live Webinar
Special Topics in Play Therapy: Grief & Adult Inner ChildApril 5-6, 2024
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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.