One of the few curriculums of its kind in Central New York, our program focuses on quality training and clinical application. This certificate will enhance your knowledge and application of theories, philosophies, issues, processes and models of play therapy.

Program Page - Graduate Studies Play Therapy, Adv. Crt. (post-baccalaureate)

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What to expect

  1. Email from program director
  2. Discuss requirements, course schedule and start date
  3. Application Requirement Checklist
  4. Information on Financing Your Education


What you will study

This program provides a comprehensive authentic learning experience in play therapy. You will develop child-centered listening and communication skills needed to include play therapy as part of your intervention repertoire. Take your learning outside of the classroom by participating in a supervised internship.

Where you can study

  • Oswego (main campus)

Learning outcomes

Distinguish yourself in the mental health counseling field. Graduates from this program are qualified to become Registered Play Therapists and/or Certified Child-Centered Play Therapists and Certified Child Psychotherapists through the Association for Play Therapy, National Institute for Relational Enhancement and Play Therapy International. Credits from this certificate may also be applied towards Mental Health Counseling at Oswego.

Admission requirements

Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GPA of at least 3.0
Purpose statement for graduate study
Two letters of recommendation
$65 application fee