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Play Therapy Course in Houston - 2013

David Martin

DePelchin Children's Center will be offering the series for Play Therapy during the 2013 educational year.  The course work totals 150 hours of which 120 are classroom hours done in 15 sessions with a variety of approaches from formal information presentations, observation of therapeutic processes, small group discussion, role-playing all the way up to practice of skills.  The 30 additional hours are completed as independent study assignments required in the form of research projects and independent practice related to the individual participants’ interests and professional roles.

Each person wishing to fulfill requirements to become an RPT (Registered Play Therapist) must have a mental health graduate degree with a license or working towards a license and be willing to complete specific supervised hours providing play therapy to clients.  Please see the Association for Play Therapy website for details as to this aspect of the process. 

Presenters are experienced play therapists and trainers who hold LPC-S licenses and are Registered Play Therapists with supervision approval (RPT-S).

These are the dates for the 2013 Play Therapy class:

  1.     Friday, January 25, 2013                                                     8. Friday, June 21, 2013
  2.      Friday, February 15, 2013                                                   9. Friday, July 19, 2013
  3.      Friday, March 1, 2013                                                        10. Friday, August 2, 2013
  4.      Friday, April 12, 2013                                                        11. Friday, August 23, 2013
  5.      Friday, April 26, 2013                                                        12. Friday, September 20, 2013
  6.      Friday, May 10, 2013                                                         13. Friday, October 18, 2013
  7.      Friday, June 7, 2013                                                           14. Friday, November 1, 2013
15. Friday, November 15, 2013



NOTE:  Each class is 8 hours in duration, beginning at 8:30 a.m., ending at 4:30 p.m.  

The fee for the entire course is $1500. 

Registrants are eligible for a 10% discount if registering in groups of 3 or more.


Find more information HERE