Play Therapy

Amanda_Clinic5Antioch University Seattle Launches New Masters Concentration in
Play Therapy in Counseling and Family Therapy Programs

Certification also available for existing therapists

Based on its expertise in using different types of therapy to connect with individuals, Antioch University Seattle (AUS) announces the launch of a new play therapy concentration in its Counseling and Family Therapy master’s programs. The concentration is one of only a few in the nation, and centers on the unique healing modality that emphasizes expression and exploration through play, a natural medium of communication during growth and development.

Learn more on the Play Therapy website.

“There is a growing need for play therapists in therapeutic and educational settings because of the unique and dynamic ways that people communicate and play therapy’s effectiveness in helping children and families process life events in a safe, structured and healthy environment,” said Cary Hamilton, the program’s chief faculty member. “We are very excited to be offering this opportunity to current and future students.”

The one-year program, which will launch in the upcoming spring semester, has been developed to meet the academic requirements to achieve a Registered Play Therapist designation through the Association for Play Therapy, upon completion of a student’s respective Washington State licensure of LMFT or LMHC. It is also open to existing therapists who wish to add the play therapy certification to their areas of expertise.

About Antioch University Seattle

Antioch University Seattle is a fully accredited, not for profit institution that is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. Antioch University provides real world knowledge, skills, and experience to adult students online and from its five campuses in four states, in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day helping students realize their potential and succeed in their educational goals through an innovative learning environment that is rigorous and responsive to their needs. Antioch University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927.

Learn more about our Play Therapy certificate.


Counseling and Collaboration in Western Massachusetts

Susan M. Quigley, PsyD and Elaine F. Campbell, PsyD, both graduated from Antioch New England’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in 1999. They supported each other through their studies and collaborated on their doctoral dissertations. Over the years they’ve maintained a professional exchange and friendship that is a testament to its beginnings at Antioch.

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