Playtalk Play Therapy Certificate Program (PTCP)

Next program starts:
Kansas City → August 2013  and January 2014
St. Louis → April 2013 (contact for info)
Wichita → July 2013
Omaha → 2013-14 pending (contact for info)
Arkansas → 2013-14 pending (contact for info)

KC Play Therapy (in cooperation with University of St. Mary) provides a 150 hour instructional and/or clinical supervision practicum play therapy certificate program to assist mental health professionals complete the requirements for pursuing status as a Registered Play Therapist (& RPT-Supervisor) through the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Our APT provider number is # 99-067. Additionally, clinicians wishing to gain their RPT-Supervisor status can attend our Supervisor training class which meets APT requirements for this credential.

Quality and Recognition

KC Play Therapy has graduated over 400 students from its PTCP and has been recognized as the top provider of APT approved provider hours for the past several years in the United States. Our program is noted for its exceptional quality in instruction and content, practical based learning components and quality and value of the program. Alumni from our program reside in over 15 states! In 2009, our director was nominated for three awards and received TWO top awards from APT in recognition of her excellence in training and public education in the area of play therapy, the first time someone has received two awards in one year. About 70% of the Kansas APT members graduated from the PlayTalk program or were primarily trained by KC Play; 32 of 85 Missouri APT members, 10 Nebraska members and 15 Arkansas members also completed our program!

Individualized & Personalized Plan

KC Play Therapy program allows students to design an individualized student plan that meets their unique needs to work towards their RPT credentials. Credit towards our program components is given for training and supervision already completed both from KC Play Therapy or other APT approved providers/trainings. We do not believe that you should pay again for training hours or supervision that you have already completed that will count towards RPT credentials.
Students can also choose their schedule. KC Play Therapy PlayTalk program once a month weekend classes (Friday/Saturday) in Kansas City, St. Louis, Wichita and soon to come to NW Arkansas and return to Omaha to meet the needs of busy professionals. Our program begins in January and August each year in KC; in April in St. Louis; in July in Wichita and in the spring in Omaha and NW Arkansas.

Graduate Credit Options

Graduate credit hours are available for those that need or desire them. Some classes may require additional outside work. Syllabi for each class will be provided when graduate credit is requested which will outline class content and expectations. Graduate credit classes do require an additional fee, but through a cooperative agreement with the University of St. Mary, the fee is only $75 per credit hour plus a one time $10 application fee. Providing this as an optional part of the program helps students who do not need additional graduate hours to save money over high priced graduate hour program fees.

Program Cost

Full program cost is $4200 effective January 1, 2013.
School counselors receive a $1200 scholarship making full program fee $3000.
Friends University students/alumni tuition rate is $2700.
Partial scholarships may be available off full tuition, contact PlayTalk director for info.

This includes:

  • 150 hours of instruction
  • Clinical play therapy supervision
  • Friday night dinners; snacks, refreshments
  • Book, materials, play therapy supplies
  • Sandtray kit (sandtray and starter miniature kit)
  • Free extra workshop trainings while in the FULL program
  • Alumni of our program enjoy FREE alumni events throughout the year
  • Alumni of our program also enjoy reduced rates towards their CE classes to maintain their RPT/S credential

Payment Options

KC Play Therapy PLAYTALK® program offers several payment options:

  • You can pay in full at the beginning of the program
  • You can pay by check, cash, Paypal (use your checking account or credit card)
  • You can make 10 equal monthly payments at no additional fee
  • Your cost may qualify to be included in your student loan fees or can be paid by the “extra” amount you get back directly from student loan payments

Q&A – Questions you may have about Playtalk®

What are my Schedule Choices?
What is the teaching style & format of classes?
Who are the Instructors?
What do the modules include?
What are the Class Content Descriptions?
What about Supervision/Practicum?
Will I be able to use this as Graduate Credit Hours?
What are the Bonus Benefits?


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Mailing Address:

Denise Filley, Director

KC Play Therapy Institute (Beal Building)
8826 W. Santa Fe
Suite 205
Overland Park, KS 66212