As a certified play therapist, you will be aware of the importance of self-expression and creative mediums in therapy. Whether you are aiming for a promotion within your current field or want to explore a particular play therapy topic, this MA will enhance your existing skills through research, allowing you to further improve the lives of vulnerable children.
You will study the latest theories in this emerging sector, exploring the shift from traditional therapy methods to more modern techniques such as movement, breathing and sensory activities.
At the beginning of your course, you will use your previous experience to choose your area of specialist research and develop a proposal for practice-based play therapy research that will form the basis for your dissertation.
Delivered by The Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC), and validated by the University as part of a collaborative partnership, you have the option to study this course online, giving you the flexibility to fit your study around your personal and professional commitments.
Please note that all applications and queries for this course will be dealt with by APAC, and that start dates may differ depending on your location of study.
Requirements:Applicants should have completed the PG Certificate Therapeutic Play Skills and the PG Diploma Play Therapy at Leeds Beckett University, or hold an equivalent qualification.
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
We deliver our course in partnership with the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC), ensuring you study the latest theories in this emerging sector, including the importance of neurobiology on improving the effects of play therapy for traumatised children. When you complete the course you will have a recognised accreditation.
We also have strong links with Play Therapy UK (PTUK) and Play Therapy International (PTI), the leading innovators in the profession, offering you expert career advice and a wealth of knowledge.
Our flexible online course gives you the opportunity to work at your own pace, allowing you to fit your study around your personal commitments. You will have access to a range of training sessions run by APAC at venues across the UK, along with the support of our dedicated tutors and the opportunity to debate and share your experiences in our virtual lecture rooms and chat rooms. You will be able to join forums where you can post your thoughts and learn from your tutors and fellow students.
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Last updated April 10, 2017