Program DescriptionThe Play Therapy Certificate is a 13-unit program which offers a theoretically-based approach for working with children and adolescents presenting with a number of behavioral health issues. This approach utilizes toys and other expressive activities as forms of communication and as an intervention method for problem solving and promoting well-being.
The fully online Play Therapy Program certificate is designed to meet the educational requirements of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to become a registered play therapist (RPT) and is designed for behavioral health professionals with or in the process of obtaining a licensable graduate degree from an accredited college.
Program Length12 months
Possible CareersPlay Therapist works in a number of settings including private practice, non-profit agencies, child abuse assessment and treatment centers, fostering and adoption programs, and hospitals.
|Quarter||Application Open||Priority Deadline||Final Deadline|
|Spring of 2020||Sep 6, 2019||—||Dec 20, 2019|
|Summer of 2020||Sep 6, 2019||—||Dec 20, 2019|
|Autumn of 2020||Sep 6, 2019||Feb 1, 2020||Jun 30, 2020|
- A fully completed LLU application form.
- A graduate with a licensable mental health degree from an accredited university. (Official transcripts are evidence of degrees and courses completed.) Individuals already licensed as a mental health professional must be in good standing with the relevant licensing board.
- Consideration for admission will be given to individuals in the process of completing a licensable mental health graduate degree from an accredited university. Applicant must be in good academic standing and have permission from their current program to enroll.
- Submit two letters of recommendation from an academic source, professional peer, and/or from a work supervisor.