Taught course

Practice Based Play Therapy

Institution
Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry 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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

As a qualified play therapist, you will already 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 therapy 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 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 will undertake this course online, enabling you 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. Find out more on the APAC website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
12 months
online
12 months
distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Admissions
Email
admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk