THE GRADUATE SCHOOL: COUNSELING

 

  Post-Master's Credit Fulfillment Track

If you hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited university but have licensure deficiencies, the credit fulfillment track will enable you to complete licensure requirements for the State of Arkansas and will be tailored depending on your individual needs.  Practicum/Internships are excluded from this option.

Admission requirements:

1. Admission to the Graduate School (GRE requirement waived).

2. A minimum of a master's degree in mental health field from a regionally accredited university.

3. Approval from the Graduate Counseling Program Director and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Once official transcripts are reviewed, your individual deficiency plan will be created by a faculty member of the department.

 

Post-Master's Emphasis in Play Therapy

The post-masters emphasis in Play Therapy is a nine-hour program that allows you to obtain graduate level specialized training in Play Therapy.  This emphasis is designed to meet only the academic requirements that lead to becoming a Registered Play Therapist and does not provide a means for students to meet the clinical and supervision requirements for the RPT.  Course requirements follow:

CNL 7353 Introduction to Play Therapy
CNL 8213 Family Play Therapy Techniques
CNL 8913 Selected Topics in Play Therapy

Admission requirements:

1. Admission to the Graduate School (GRE requirement waived).

2. A minimum of a master's degree in a mental health field from a regionally accredited university (3.0 minimum GPA required).

3. A minimum of three references with two being from current professionals in the mental health field.

4. Approval from the Graduate Counseling Program Director and the Dean of the Graduate School.

 

Certificate in Play Therapy

The 15-hour certificate program in Play Therapy is designed to meet and exceed the National Standards for the Association of Play Therapy (APT) and for the RPT, so that all course work and supervision requirements to obtain the RPT certification will be met once a candidate completes the certificate program.  Course requirements follow:

CNL 7353 Introduction to Play Therapy
CNL 8213 Family Play Therapy Techniques
CNL 8913 Selected Topics in Play Therapy
CNL 8712 Practicum I in Play Therapy
CNL 8722 Practicum II in Play Therapy
CNL 8732 Practicum III in Play Therapy

Admission requirements:

1. Admission to the Graduate School (GRE requirement waived).

2. A minimum of a master's degree in a mental health field from a regionally accredited university (3.0 minimum GPA required).

3. A minimum of three references with two being from current professionals in the mental health field.

4. Approval from the Graduate Counseling Program Director and the Dean of the Graduate School.

 

Academic Standards for Post-Master's Programs

Students in a post-master's program are required to meet the same academic standards as those who are pursuing graduate degrees.  Post-master's programs are governed by the same policies and procedures regarding probation, dematriculation, readmission, drop/add, refunds, etc.