Certificate in Play Therapy

Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy

Our Mission

This program provides credentials in the form of a post graduate certificate to professionals in the mental health, counseling and social work fields.  Professionals may also complete part (or all) of the program for continuing education credit. Graduate students interested in enrolling in these courses as electives are encouraged to apply, as well.

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About Us

Temple University Harrisburg is an APT approved provider 07-206 of play therapy continuing education training in Pennsylvania.  Play therapists are trained “in applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients, particularly children.” (see the Association for Play Therapy website at www.a4pt.org)

Current Courses 

Temple University Harrisburg  has opened enrollment for the first and fourth courses in the Certificate program, Introduction to Play Therapy and Advanced Play Therapy Practice. (see course descriptions for more details)  Each course will run on seven Saturdays in the Spring 2017 semester.  Students new to the program should apply, by choosing one of the application links below.  Currently enrolled Temple graduate students who are new to Play Therapy should choose "Apply Here for Credit Program."

Any continuing student who has already applied to the certificate program and was accepted can register for the appropriate course through Banner or DestinyOne.

Students may now opt to enroll for this and other courses as noncredit or continuing education classes, or enroll for courses to earn academic credit hours. Students will earn the Certificate after completing all five courses regardless of which option they choose. For questions contact pthbg@temple.edu

Quick Links

Contact Our Fall 2016 Instructor

   KaKathy Minnich Photothy Minnich, PhD, LCSW, RPT

   Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy Program


Contact us for additional information at pthbg@temple.edu