Play Therapy Certification Online

Learn To Become A Successful Play Therapist

Play Therapy Certification Online

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Learn To Become a Successful Play Therapist

Obtaining a play therapy certification online is useful for interested parents and childcare professionals alike.  The play therapy online course is ideal for:

  • Individuals looking to establish their own play therapy business

  • Psychologists, counselors or educators looking to work towards acquiring an online play therapy certificate

  • Parents who are considering child therapy as an option for their child

  • Parents whose child is already involved in a play therapy program

Extensive research has shown that play activity is one of the best activities in assisting development and learning in children. Furthermore, a child’s cognitive development is assisted through play therapy.

Play therapy is used to help children lacking social and emotional skills.  The therapy helps children to naturally learn adaptive behaviors required to function socially in the modern world. Additionally, play therapy can also be used to provide children with help problem solving various day to day situations.

Play therapy will help children to:

  • Discover the various ways that they can safely communicate and express their feelings to other people.

  • Modify or correct their actions to interact with others

  • Learn a variety of problem-solving skills that are necessary in childhood development

  • Understand how they should appropriately relate to others

Our online play therapy certification course will provide you with an understanding of the benefits of play therapy.  The course will show you how you can use play therapy to tackle specific childhood problems.

Subjects and topics covered by the play therapy online course include the techniques and applications of:

  • Sensory and embodiment play therapy

  • Dramatic role playing

  • Art and craft play

  • Storytelling

  • Sandpits

  • Mosaics

The play therapy training online course will also instruct students on how to set up an appropriate environment for play therapy. The play therapy course will also tackle critical aspects of play therapy. Improving a child’s self-esteem and using play as a coping mechanism for trauma sufferers are both covered.

Students will be guided through all aspects of providing quality play therapy sessions. This approach will ensure that you are capable of delivering valuable play therapy sessions.

Our online play therapy training contains real-life client and therapist case studies.  These will give you actual examples of how and why play therapy works. The play therapy online course concludes with a summary of the subsequent steps necessary to become a professional play therapist.

Who would benefit from the play therapy online training course?

Novices in the field of play therapy will find this play therapy certification online course an excellent introduction to the subject.

Current play therapists, teachers, psychologists, therapists, coaches, counselors, nurses, carers, and social workers will find that the Play Therapy Course will help in improving existing knowledge and develop new skills.

People considering a career in play therapy but are unwilling to commit to full-time study will find online play therapy certification programs valuable.

Quick Course Facts:

  1. Learn the essential elements of Play Therapy

  2. Earn your Certificate in Play Therapy Certification Online with this accredited 9 module course

  3. Simple instructions & demonstrations make studying simple

  4. Course modules developed and written by expert Play Therapists

  5. One-on-one help support available online

  6. The online course has unlimited lifetime access

  7. Passing score for the online assessment earns students a certificate of completion

  8. Total access from any electronic device allowing you to learn at your own pace in your own time.

Play Therapy Certification Online Course Delivery

Courses For Success courses are available online through any electronic device with internet access. An automated welcome email will be generated and sent to you upon course purchase. It may be necessary to check your spam email folder if the email is not received. The email will contain vital instructions detailing how to access your online course.  

The course is available online 24/7.

Recognition & Accreditation

3 certificates will be awarded once the course has been successfully completed. The certificates will be:

  • A certificate of completion

  • A certificate of accreditation from the body connected to your course

  • A CPD certificate detailing the number of Continuous Professional Development Points earned from completing the course.

Module 1: What is Play Therapy?

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Play Therapy: A History
  • Part 3: Why is Play Therapy Still Relevant?
  • Part 4: Key Elements Worth Knowing About
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Why Use and Learn Play Therapy?

  • Part 1: Advantages of Play Therapy
  • Part 2: Who uses Play Therapy?
  • Part 3: Getting to Know Your Clients
  • Part 4: Becoming a Professional Play Therapist
  • Part 5: What to Do Next?
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Types of Play therapy

  • Part 1: An Introduction to Types of Play Therapy
  • Part 2: Dramatic Role Playing as Therapy
  • Part 3: Art in Play Therapy
  • Part 4: Creating the Right Environment for Play Therapy
  • Part 5: Stories and Story Telling
  • Part 6: Sand Pits and Creative Mosaics for Play Therapy
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Self-Esteem and Play Therapy

  • Part 1: Self-Esteem and Play Therapy
  • Part 2: Self-Esteem in Child Psychology
  • Part 3: Play Therapy for Improving Self-Esteem
  • Part 4: What Can the Parents Do?
  • Part 5: Your Role as a Play Therapist
  • Part 6: How to Provide Therapy for Self-Esteem
  • Part 7: Techniques Used in Play Therapy
  • Part 8 Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Trauma and Play Therapy

  • Part 1: What Constitutes a Traumatic Experience for Your Client?
  • Part 2: Advantages of Play Therapy for Those Who Suffer from Trauma
  • Part 3: What is Effective Therapy?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: The Future of Play Therapy

  • Part 1: Research Endeavours in Play therapy
  • Part 2: Efficacy and Effectiveness
  • Part 3: Current Scope of Play Therapy
  • Part 4: Variety of Symptoms
  • Part 5: Why Play Therapy is Safe and Effective
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Precautions

  • Part 1: Dos
  • Part 2: Don’ts
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Case Studies

  • Part 1: Case Studies
  • Part 2: Play Therapy Case Studies
  • Part 3: Individualized Case Results and Discussion for Anton
  • Part 4: Individualized Case Results and Discussion for Berto
  • Part 5: Play Therapists case studies
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Conclusion

  • Part 1: What Did We Learn?

  • Part 2: Next Steps
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader



The Play Therapy Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

About this Course

Learn To Become a Successful Play Therapist

Obtaining a play therapy certification online is useful for interested parents and childcare professionals alike.  The play therapy online course is ideal for:

  • Individuals looking to establish their own play therapy business

  • Psychologists, counselors or educators looking to work towards acquiring an online play therapy certificate

  • Parents who are considering child therapy as an option for their child

  • Parents whose child is already involved in a play therapy program

Extensive research has shown that play activity is one of the best activities in assisting development and learning in children. Furthermore, a child’s cognitive development is assisted through play therapy.

Play therapy is used to help children lacking social and emotional skills.  The therapy helps children to naturally learn adaptive behaviors required to function socially in the modern world. Additionally, play therapy can also be used to provide children with help problem solving various day to day situations.

Play therapy will help children to:

  • Discover the various ways that they can safely communicate and express their feelings to other people.

  • Modify or correct their actions to interact with others

  • Learn a variety of problem-solving skills that are necessary in childhood development

  • Understand how they should appropriately relate to others

Our online play therapy certification course will provide you with an understanding of the benefits of play therapy.  The course will show you how you can use play therapy to tackle specific childhood problems.

Subjects and topics covered by the play therapy online course include the techniques and applications of:

  • Sensory and embodiment play therapy

  • Dramatic role playing

  • Art and craft play

  • Storytelling

  • Sandpits

  • Mosaics

The play therapy training online course will also instruct students on how to set up an appropriate environment for play therapy. The play therapy course will also tackle critical aspects of play therapy. Improving a child’s self-esteem and using play as a coping mechanism for trauma sufferers are both covered.

Students will be guided through all aspects of providing quality play therapy sessions. This approach will ensure that you are capable of delivering valuable play therapy sessions.

Our online play therapy training contains real-life client and therapist case studies.  These will give you actual examples of how and why play therapy works. The play therapy online course concludes with a summary of the subsequent steps necessary to become a professional play therapist.

Who would benefit from the play therapy online training course?

Novices in the field of play therapy will find this play therapy certification online course an excellent introduction to the subject.

Current play therapists, teachers, psychologists, therapists, coaches, counselors, nurses, carers, and social workers will find that the Play Therapy Course will help in improving existing knowledge and develop new skills.

People considering a career in play therapy but are unwilling to commit to full-time study will find online play therapy certification programs valuable.

Quick Course Facts:

  1. Learn the essential elements of Play Therapy

  2. Earn your Certificate in Play Therapy Certification Online with this accredited 9 module course

  3. Simple instructions & demonstrations make studying simple

  4. Course modules developed and written by expert Play Therapists

  5. One-on-one help support available online

  6. The online course has unlimited lifetime access

  7. Passing score for the online assessment earns students a certificate of completion

  8. Total access from any electronic device allowing you to learn at your own pace in your own time.

Play Therapy Certification Online Course Delivery

Courses For Success courses are available online through any electronic device with internet access. An automated welcome email will be generated and sent to you upon course purchase. It may be necessary to check your spam email folder if the email is not received. The email will contain vital instructions detailing how to access your online course.  

The course is available online 24/7.

Recognition & Accreditation

3 certificates will be awarded once the course has been successfully completed. The certificates will be:

  • A certificate of completion

  • A certificate of accreditation from the body connected to your course

  • A CPD certificate detailing the number of Continuous Professional Development Points earned from completing the course.

Module 1: What is Play Therapy?

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Play Therapy: A History
  • Part 3: Why is Play Therapy Still Relevant?
  • Part 4: Key Elements Worth Knowing About
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Why Use and Learn Play Therapy?

  • Part 1: Advantages of Play Therapy
  • Part 2: Who uses Play Therapy?
  • Part 3: Getting to Know Your Clients
  • Part 4: Becoming a Professional Play Therapist
  • Part 5: What to Do Next?
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Types of Play therapy

  • Part 1: An Introduction to Types of Play Therapy
  • Part 2: Dramatic Role Playing as Therapy
  • Part 3: Art in Play Therapy
  • Part 4: Creating the Right Environment for Play Therapy
  • Part 5: Stories and Story Telling
  • Part 6: Sand Pits and Creative Mosaics for Play Therapy
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Self-Esteem and Play Therapy

  • Part 1: Self-Esteem and Play Therapy
  • Part 2: Self-Esteem in Child Psychology
  • Part 3: Play Therapy for Improving Self-Esteem
  • Part 4: What Can the Parents Do?
  • Part 5: Your Role as a Play Therapist
  • Part 6: How to Provide Therapy for Self-Esteem
  • Part 7: Techniques Used in Play Therapy
  • Part 8 Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Trauma and Play Therapy

  • Part 1: What Constitutes a Traumatic Experience for Your Client?
  • Part 2: Advantages of Play Therapy for Those Who Suffer from Trauma
  • Part 3: What is Effective Therapy?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: The Future of Play Therapy

  • Part 1: Research Endeavours in Play therapy
  • Part 2: Efficacy and Effectiveness
  • Part 3: Current Scope of Play Therapy
  • Part 4: Variety of Symptoms
  • Part 5: Why Play Therapy is Safe and Effective
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Precautions

  • Part 1: Dos
  • Part 2: Don’ts
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Case Studies

  • Part 1: Case Studies
  • Part 2: Play Therapy Case Studies
  • Part 3: Individualized Case Results and Discussion for Anton
  • Part 4: Individualized Case Results and Discussion for Berto
  • Part 5: Play Therapists case studies
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Conclusion

  • Part 1: What Did We Learn?

  • Part 2: Next Steps
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader



The Play Therapy Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 012CE186
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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