Child and Adolescent Graduate Certificate Program (Non-Degree)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Certificate Requirements — 15 credits

This sequence of courses provides foundational preparation for mental health professionals who work with children and youth. The certificate program is designed for pre-service and inservice mental health professionals who desire endorsement for specialization, or completion of academic requirements for registration through the Association for Play Therapy.

Prerequisites : Master’s degree in appropriate mental health profession or current enrollment in appropriate graduate program.

Degree Requirements

Required Credits — 9 hours

APCE 603Understanding Children, Adolescents, and Their Systems

3

APCE 609Foundations of Play Therapy

3

Elective Credits — 6 hours

APCE 638Human Behavior Analysis

3

PSY 530Life Span Developmental Psychology

3

APCE 558Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

3

Special Topics Courses

(offered with a rotating sequence as APCE 508 or APCE 513)

Advanced Theories of Play Therapy

1

Parent Child Interactive Therapy

1

Play Therapy with Traumatized Children

1

Filial Therapy

1

Play Therapy in School Settings

1

Play Therapy with Special Populations

1

Therapeutic Parenting

1

Candidates who wish to be endorsed for registration through the Association for Play Therapy will also be required to successfully complete the following:

APCE 617Play Therapy: Theory and Practicum

3