The Certificate in Play Therapy at MidAmerica Nazarene University is an accelerated 22-hour post-graduate program with a dual emphasis on quality training and clinical applications.
We will prepare you to be a play therapist in public or private clinical settings. This certificate program is designed to meet the post-master’s requirements specified by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) for the Registered Play Therapist credential.
MNU takes a hands-on approach to your learning experience and provides quality supervision during your clinical experience. We have a strong clinical orientation with our graduate degrees in various clinical areas of expertise.
The result? You receive instruction in the best of contemporary play therapy theory blended with guided experience from true practitioners. This dual emphasis on theory and application means the student is well prepared for creating a dynamic interpersonal relationship between themselves and their clients.
As part of our focus on the student, you will be working with a Clinical Assistant that will help you keep track of your clinical, supervision and instructional hours.
- Flexible: Students may enroll in individual courses and/or internships.
- Format: Online with only 5 weekends on the MNU campus
- Acclaimed: Learn from leaders in the play therapy field. Prominent therapists Eliana Gil, Rise VanFleet, DeeRay, Linda Homeyer, Garry Landreth and many more will participate with students as they work through the courses.
Upcoming Start Dates
We have a total of 11 clinical rooms in our building. Our four play therapy and sand tray rooms are equipped with state of the art video and sound for students to use during their practicum.
MNU is an APT Approved Center and an Approved Provider of Continuing Education (APT Approved Provider 07-198).
Technology for Today’s Classroom
If you’re asked to imagine a traditional classroom, chances are that image includes chalkboards, books, desks, loose-leaf paper and pencils- but is that accurate in today’s… Read More
Taking Counseling Skills to Most Vulne…
Fourteen graduate counseling students and a professor from Mid America Nazarene University (MNU) sit around a makeshift “campfire” made of flashlights in a small village in… Read More
KCA Names MNU Professor to Hall of Fam…
MNU has another Hall of Famer. Mary Fry, PhD, associate professor of counselor education and school counselor track coordinator, was recently presented the Kansas Counselors… Read More