Play Therapy

Play therapy uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to better assist children to communicate their thoughts and feelings. JBU's program gives you a Registered Play Therapy credential.

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The Power of Play

Flexible Scheduling

Five Reasons to Study Play Therapy at JBU

Reason #1

Flexible Scheduling

Classes are offered in a weekend format (Friday evening/Saturday) nine times a year (three weekends a semester), including practicum.

Great Faculty

Five Reasons to Study Play Therapy at JBU

Reason #2

Great Faculty

At JBU, you’ll learn from great faculty like Dr. Chuck Romig and Dr. Nick Cornett who hold PhDs in counseling and are licensed Marriage and Family Therapists as well as Registered Play Therapists.

Real Clinical Experience

Five Reasons to Study Play Therapy at JBU

Reason #3

Real Clinical Experience

JBU offers hands-on play therapy opportunities for our students at locations in Siloam Springs, Fort Smith, Little Rock and Rogers.

Program Options

Five Reasons to Study Play Therapy at JBU

Reason #4

Program Options

Available as a 15-hour certificate program that meets both the requirements for the Association of Play Therapy’s Registered Play Therapy credential, or as a 9-hour post-master’s emphasis to meet the requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist.

Credentialing

Five Reasons to Study Play Therapy at JBU

Reason #5

Credentialing

The JBU Play Therapy Institute is an Approved Center of Play Therapy Education and an Approved Provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education through the Association of Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider 13-350).

Nick Cornett

Faculty Profile

Nick Cornett

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Cornett is passionate about strengthening life’s most precious relationships. With diverse training in counseling, marriage and family therapy, and play therapy, Dr. Cornett enjoys coming alongside children, couples, and families in their journeys toward healing and growth.

Ph.D., University of North Texas
M.S., John Brown University
B.S., John Brown University

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