Play Therapy Course Descriptions
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CNL 7353 - INTRODUCTION TO PLAY THERAPY (3 CREDIT HOURS)
This course will cover the history, prominent theories, and research support for play therapy, as well as current trends and practices in play therapy. Fundamental play therapy skills will be covered, with a strong emphasis on child-centered play therapy. Implementation of play therapy within a family systems orientation will be a component of the course. Students who successfully complete the course will have sufficient knowledge to begin providing supervised play therapy. Prerequisite: CNL 7133.
CNL 8911, 8912, 8913 SELECTED TOPICS IN PLAY THERAPY (1-3 CREDIT HOURS)
An intensive study of a selected area of play therapy designed to meet the particular needs of pre-service and/or in-service counselors or administrators. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
CNL 8213 FAMILY PLAY THERAPY (3 HOURS)
This advanced play therapy course focuses on concepts and skills for working with children and their families using an integration of play therapy and family systems approaches. The class will also focus on learning how to train parents/caregivers to be therapeutic agents in their children's lives through the utilization of filial therapy. Other play-based approaches aimed at improving parent-child relationships will also be reviewed. Students will also learn play-based activities that can be used for assessing and improving family relationships in conjoint family therapy sessions. Prerequisite: CNL 7353.
CNL 8712 PRACTICUM I IN PLAY THERAPY (2 HOURS)
A supervised clinical experience for the development of play therapy skills. Prerequisite or corequisite: CNL 7353.
CNL 8722 PRACTICUM II IN PLAY THERAPY (2 HOURS)
A supervised clinical experience for the development of play therapy skills. Prerequisite: CNL 8712.
CNL 8732 PRACTICUM III IN PLAY THERAPY (2 HOURS)
A supervised clinical experience for the development of play therapy skills. Prerequisite: CNL 8722.