The Institute for Play Therapy at Texas State University is an approved Center for Play Therapy by the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Our goal is to offer quality play therapy training and supervision for students and area professionals, and to encourage play therapy research and publications.
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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.
The Institute has a highly qualified faculty:
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Clinical ServivesThe Assessment and Counseling Clinic at Texas State is a state-of-the-art clinic that includes play therapy rooms and sandtray therapy rooms, digital recording capability, and live supervision.
The Assessment and Counseling Clinic at Texas State University also serves children and families in play therapy. If you are interested in your child receiving play therapy services please contact the clinic to set up an appointment, 512-245-8349.