Play Therapy Courses Offered

Are you a MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL who wants to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT)?

The University of Missouri St. Louis Department of Counseling & Family Therapy offers the following Play Therapy Sequence designed to help qualify you for this credential:

CNS ED 6610- Introduction to Play Therapy (offered in Fall semesters)                 Prerequisites- Graduate Standing

Provides students a foundation for understanding the history, theories and application of play therapy. Working with children in both agency and school settings will be discussed as well as how play therapy skills can be incorporated into the student’s developing theoretical framework. Can count towards the Registered Play Therapist Credential.

CNS ED 6620- Advanced Play Therapy (offered in Spring semester)                Prerequisites- 6610 or Equivalent Training

Helps students further develop their play therapy skills, especially in the area of client centered play therapy. Examines the use of play therapy with traumatized children and aggressive children in both school and agency settings. Group play therapy and sand tray therapy as additional modalities will also be explored. Ethical and legal issues as well as supervision in play therapy will be emphasized. Can count towards the Registered Play Therapy credential.

For a complete list of requirements to become an RPT, please visit the Association for Play Therapy’s website.