UNC Charlotte offers the following courses in play therapy:
CSLG 7142 Introduction to Play Therapy. This course is required for all students. The focus of the course is enhancing the counseling relationship with children by using play media to establish facilitative relationships with children under the age of ten years. This course has a clinical component of conducing play sessions with young children as a part of course requirements.
CSLG 7143 Filial Therapy. Prerequisite: CSLG 7142. This advanced level play therapy course focuses on concepts and skills for training parents/teachers to be therapeutic agents in children’s lives through the utilization of child centered play therapy skills in regularly scheduled structured play sessions with children. This course has a clinical component of conducing filial sessions with parents or teachers as a part of course requirements.
CSLG 7144 Theory and Practice of Play Therapy. Prerequisite: CSLG 7142. An advanced exploration of fundamental issues involved in play therapy, this seminar course will focus on an in-depth study of various theoretical approaches, modalities, techniques, and applications of play therapy. Historical and theoretical foundations of play therapy are presented as are current issues in providing appropriate counseling services to children aged three to ten years old. This course has a clinical component of conducing play sessions with young children as a part of course requirements.
CSLG 7145 Special Topics in Play Therapy. Prerequisite: CSLG 7142. This special topics course will focus on a variety of topics in play therapy such as group play therapy, diversity issues in play therapy, supervision in play therapy, and using creative arts in play therapy. The course may offer alternative formats, such as week-end sessions and distance learning options. May be repeated for credit.