Play Therapy Certification

Play Therapy Certification

Are you seeking Play Therapy Certification?

As you search for play therapy certification and learn more about how to become a play therapist, please consider the Academy for Play Therapy Training™. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Academy for Play Therapy Training™ offers play therapy training to mental health professionals. Our professional therapists are able to use these classes, retreats, and workshops to practice innovative and exciting techniques that will ultimately help continue the healing of children, teens, adults, couples and families. Our workshops invite trainees to learn more about play therapy and experience its great effects firsthand.

Earn CEU’s while you train.

For those interested in play therapy certification, The Association for Play Therapy offers certification in play therapy based in part on receiving 150 CEU’s in play therapy specific programs. This means that you can start, or continue, your path to play therapy certification by attending the workshops, classes, and/or retreats at the Academy for Play Therapy Training™.  All of our workshops, classes, and retreats are approved by the Association for Play Training™! (The Academy for Play Therapy Training, Mary Ruth Cross, APT Approved Provider #18-544.) Our programs are approved as continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

We offer many options to meet your requirements.

There are many options when it comes to the requirements for play therapy certification. For example, consider the class we call “Riding the Merry-Go-Round: Navigating Family Relationships Through Play Therapy”. Because engaging families through play therapy can have a lot of ups and downs, this class explores how to best integrate families into treatments that improve outcomes and empower all involved. This class, like all classes at the Academy for Play Therapy Training™, will focus on several different family play therapy models so that therapists and participants can find the right model for every need. Models to be explored include but are not limited to: Mindfulness Based Family Play Therapy (Higgins-Klein), Family Play Therapy (Gil), Theraplay and Fililal Therapy.

One of the most popular and recommended trainings for those on the path to play therapy certification is called “Are you kidding? An introduction to play therapy”. This great foundational class presents the history, theories, and components of play therapy as a model to work with children, adolescents, and families. During this training, we cover psychodynamic theories, cognitive-behavioral models, Ecosystemic Play Therapy, family therapy, and expressive arts. Learn more about this workshop and register for the next available workshop on our website here!

Go beyond the basics.

In addition to this foundational class for play therapy certification, the Academy for Play Therapy Training™ also offers advanced technique-based classes and classes that teach how to use play therapy with families or couples. The Academy for Play Therapy Training™ even offers play therapy approaches to supervision so that new clinical supervisors, as well as more advanced supervisors, have the opportunity to examine different developmental phases clinicians move through. This class is great for those wanting to learn how best to build a competent play therapist and practice.

As you can see, The Academy for Play Therapy Training™ offers individual and group supervision in support of play therapy certification or the path to becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Our teaching staff have achieved certification through APT as Registered Play Therapist, Supervisors. If you are interested in play therapy certification or play therapy certification California, please reach out to us at (925) 626-0084. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are an approved provider for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Association for Play Therapy, and the American Psychological Association.

Training that you can trust.

We are approved to provide play therapy continuing education units to MFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s,and Psychologists. (APT Approved Provider 09-2411 CEs for Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Social Workers, Professional Counselors and Psychologists offered through Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy BBS provider 349 and approved by APA AND Association for Play Therapy-APT Approved Provider 09-241.) We provide these CEs through play therapy certification events, such as our play therapy training 2018, play therapy conferences, and specified play therapy workshops 2018.

Play therapy certification may at first seem like a daunting task, but you are not alone in this journey. We know how important it is to feel comfortable incorporating play therapy into your therapy sessions and are available to answer any questions you might have about our play therapy classes, workshops, and retreats! We look forward to hearing from you soon!