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Approved Center of Play Therapy Education
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Approved Centers of Play Therapy Education are designated to generate more play therapy research, peer-reviewed publications, instruction, and supervised clinical experiences at universities. Centers are approved for a 3-year period.  


The Approved Center of Play Therapy Education Program will accomplish these objectives:

  • Establish Approved Centers at institutions of higher education offering Master’s or Doctoral mental health degrees in a manner that enhances the credibility of play therapy.
  • Generate more play therapy instruction, supervised clinical experience, and faculty members with play therapy expertise and RPT/S credentials.
  • Generate more original play therapy specific research, especially research advancing evidence-based play therapy practice, and the publication of such in professional peer-reviewed publications within and outside of the play therapy community
  • Contribute to the advancement of play therapy and growth of the play therapy community 

    Become an Approved Center

    To learn more about the Approved Center program or if interested in applying, please review the Approved Center Guide and Application.

    For questions concerning the Approved Center Program, contact Alexandra Jarrell, Continuing Education & Credentialing Coordinator,, or 559-298-3400 x4.


    Find an Approved Center

    For your convenience, a searchable online directory displays universities hosting Approved Centers.  We invite you to search the Directory and find an Approved Center near you!

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