THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

DEPARTMENT OF GRADUATE COUNSELING


Emphasis in Play Therapy

Each of these courses meets part of the educational requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist according to the standards set by the Association for Play Therapy.

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

 

Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy

The fifteen-hour Graduate 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 8913 Selected Topics in Play Therapy
CNL 8213 Family Play Therapy Techniques
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 license to provide mental health services in their state.

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

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

Contact the Financial Aid Office for financial aid options for this certificate program.

 

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.

 

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.