Gain clinical certification to work with children and adolescents in South Carolina’s only graduate certificate play therapy program.
Our certificate program is open to anyone who has at least a master’s degree in counseling, social work or psychology. You will learn developmentally appropriate approaches and receive supervised experience conducting play therapy sessions. Learn counseling through play therapy for in-person and virtual sessions.
Gain the experience you need for effective outcomes through our interactive courses.
Work with children and adolescents in the community. Practice play therapy skills throughout each course.
We are the only university in South Carolina that offers the play therapy graduate certificate.
What You’ll Study
Discover the history of play therapy, its theories, techniques and methods and gain hands-on experiences for its application. Expand your practice to help children with a variety of needs. Coursework meets the educational requirements of the Association for Play Therapy for individuals interested in pursuing the Registered Play Therapy credential.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Using proven strategies to help individuals or groups achieve positive outcomes
Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication
Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Adapting to changing circumstances and being open to new ideas and approaches
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- School Counselor
- Social Worker
- Private practice
- Government agency