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. A searchable online directory displays universities offering play therapy instruction and internships or hosting Approved Centers.
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
For questions concerning the Approved Center Program, contact Alexandra Jarrell, Continuing Education & Credentialing Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 559-298-3400 x4.