rpt phase one curriculum
If you want to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) here's where to start!!!
The Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy offers workshops on a variety of play therapy topics. These 2021 workshops are ALL ONLINE AND LIVE. Sign up for one workshop ... or a whole series. Register for what works best for YOU. The Phase Based Curriculum is only created to help you on your process for becoming an RPT ... but you can take the classes in ANY order!
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, these one-time, online events have been approved by APT for a total of 35 hrs CONTACT CE Hours (APT approved provider 15-407).
The training will follow APT's guidelines for current training conditions ... which means the workshop will be live and interactive, there will be no more than 40 participants, and each workshop will include a post-test for attendees that must be taken and passed to earn the contact hours within 2 weeks of the training.
All trainings are taught by Laura Hutchison, PsyD, LP, RPT/S.
MiPTTA RPT phase one curriculum
Live Trainings with MiPTTA
(for overview and learning objectives click on the title of each presentation)
(2 contact hours towards history)
(3 contact hours towards history or theory)
(3 hours skills or special topics)
prereq - 30 min of solitary play, 60 min of social play, write up to be submitted before attending the training!!!
(2 contact hours skills)
(2 contact hours in skills)
(2 contact hours in Skills)
(2 contact hours in skills)
(1 contact hour in theory, 2 hours in skills)
(2 contact hours in theory)
21 total training hours
History = 2-5
Theory = 3-6 (*need 17-27 more in phase one)
Skills = 11
APT offers E-Learning opportunities. You will be responsible for obtaining a copy of the written material, as well as purchase the test from APT. After the suggested books listed below I’ve included the link for the test. To reach the number of instruction hours you *need for theory for phase one consider 17-27 hours from these suggestions:
Doing Play Therapy, by Kottman & Meaney (10 non-contact hours in history, theory, &/or skills) https://apt.digitellinc.com/apt/sessions/1278/view
Play Therapy Dimensions Model: A Decision Making Guide for Therapists, by Yasenik & Gardner (4 non-contact hours in history, theory, skills) https://apt.digitellinc.com/apt/sessions/526/view
Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, by Landreth (11 non contact hours in history, CCPT theory, &/or skills) https://apt.digitellinc.com/apt/sessions/559/view
The Therapeutic Powers of Play, by Drewes & Schaefer (9 non contact hours in history, theory, &/or skills) https://apt.digitellinc.com/apt/sessions/589/view
By the end of phase one, you should make sure you know which theory base you’d like to center your play therapy educational hours on because you will need 25 of your 50 hours in theory to be one ONE seminal theory to obtain your RPT.
APT recognizes the following historically significant theories to the field of play therapy:
4. Developmental (Viola Brody)
6. Filial – although not a theory, this approach is historically significant.
10. Theraplay – although not a theory, this approach is historically significant)
*PLEASE DEFER to APT for any questions regarding the process of becoming an RPT!*
Continuing Education for Play Therapy
The Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy and maintains responsibility for the program. APT Approved Provider 15-407.
Full attendance is required. Continuing education verification is handed out to participants following the training. If you have questions regarding continuing education, learning objectives, agenda, grievance issues please contact Laura Hutchison at firstname.lastname@example.org.