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Graduate Courses

Courses Offered


The Institute currently offers four graduate level university courses through the Professional Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, School Psychology at Texas State University. Students enrolled in the Professional Counseling Program may take all four courses thus earning a total of 252.5 clock hours of education in Play Therapy. These hours can be used toward obtaining the certification as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) or renewal of this registration with APT.

Courses offered are:

Supervised Clinical Experience

Students may also earn direct client contact hours while seeing play therapy clients in Clinical Practicum (COUN 5689) and in the Filial Therapy Course (COUN 5346).

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Mental health professionals who are not currently enrolled in the Texas State University Professional Counseling Program but have completed a master's in counseling or a related mental health area are able to enroll at Texas State University as a non-degree seeking student and then are eligible to take two courses: COUN 5369 - Child and Adolescent Counseling and COUN 5373 - Intermediate Methods in Play Therapy. Please note that Child and Adolescent Counseling is a required pre-requisite and must be taken before Intermediate Methods in Play Therapy.

The Non-Degree Seeking Student information can be found here.