The Yellow Stream offers a range of specialized one, two and four day certificate programs. Each intensive certificate program provides training hours toward Certification/Registration as a Play Therapist. The Four - Day Certificate Programs offer specialized experiential training, leading to a stand alone certificate. All programs are accredited and count toward the 30 days necessary hours to become a Certified Play Therapist.
Customized training is held at your agency site or at the Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute in Calgary, Alberta Canada. The training program is tailored to suit the type of setting you work in, making it relevant to your needs.
• Introduction to Play Therapy – On-Line Program (7 hours equivalent)
• Intensive Certificate Programs
This on-line program introduces participants to the therapeutic play continuum, which differentiates basic play activities from therapeutic play and play therapy. Non-directive and directive play techniques used in play therapy are exemplified and participants will examine a variety of play mediums: sandplay, puppet play; dramatic/symbolic play, and art work. . The program also addresses employment opportunities and training requirements for those who wish to use play therapeutically with children.
This on-line program will appeal to those interested in learning about the wide-ranging applications of therapeutic play skills and play therapy, and who are examining career pathways and choices. Participants come from various backgrounds including students, administrators, employers and practitioners. Individuals interested in working with children in various capacities such as an Educational Assistant, Child Care Counselor, Teacher, and School Counselor, commonly participate in this introductory on-line program.
Entrance Requirements: Attending or completed post-secondary education.
Award: Certificate of Attendance (7 hours of Accredited Training)
Cost of programs listed below - for full details please refer to the application form.
RMPTI offers a number of specialized one and two day programs. Each program provides training hours toward Certification as a Play Therapist. The Four - Day Certificate Programs offer specialized experiential training, leading to a stand alone certificate. Practitioners may apply any of these training days toward the training requirements for full Certification/Registration as a Play Therapist.
Please check the training calendar for upcoming dates.
Please click on the title to obtain a printable pdf program description and outline.
Certificate in Sandplay
Certificate in Comprehensive Play-Based Assessments
Certificate in Attachment-Based Play Therapy
Certificate in Portable Play-based School Counseling
Certificate in Play-based Treatment of Trauma*
*4 one-day modules with an on-line component
Play Therapy with Dissociative Children and Adolescents
Merging spheres: Techniques for involving children in brief family work.
How to Use the Play Therapy Dimensions Model in Your Practice
Facilitative Play Techniques
Expert Witness Testimony For Play Therapists
Working with Metaphors and Storytelling
Play Therapy with Children of Divorce
Play Therapy for Bullies and Victims
Brief Play Techniques to Resolve Issues Related to Children’s Adjustment