University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Play Therapy

This two year full-time programme integrates theoretical learning, clinical skills and in-depth personal development to prepare graduates for clinical practice, predominantly with children, as a professional play therapist within the public and private sectors.Based on a humanistic person-centred model of therapy, this course emphasises the use of play within a therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client to facilitate therapeutic change. The course encompasses theoretical, practical and experiential learning. With our holistic approach to teaching, you will be provided with thorough and systematic knowledge, experience, skills and the confidence to work as a professionally qualified play therapist. At the end of the course, you will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of therapeutic techniques and approaches that are required for professional registration purposes. This course leads to a qualification that entitles you to registration as a Full Member of the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) whose register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). You will be taught by experienced practitioners who are practising play therapists and will bring the teaching on the course to life by drawing upon their own clinical experiences and case materials. All students are required to be in personal therapy for the duration of the course and will complete two specified periods of supervised clinical placements alongside their studies. Key areas that you will study include human development and growth, play therapy theory and skills and young child observations (attachment theory). Integral to the programme is your own personal development which will be supported by personal therapy and experiential process groups.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,672 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,024 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,672 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,672 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,672 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Whitelands College Wandsworth SW15 4JD South East

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