• SW 671*
    Advanced Practice with Children
    3 Credits

    Designed for play therapy students and builds on the foundation course of individual, family and group counseling, with advanced clinical applications for work with children. Assessment and intervention skills used with children and adolescents with special emphasis on expressive therapies such as art, play, sand tray and music. Also listed as Educational Leadership 671 and Psychological Counseling 671.

    Prerequisite: Prior permission of the C.P.SW.PT program coordinator or MSW Director is required.

    SW 672
    Advanced Theory in Play Therapy
    3 Credits

    Provides an in depth understanding of the history and theories of play therapy. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the roles therapists and parents through the play process. Diversity and multicultural considerations for theoretical perspectives are highlighted. Also listed as Educational Leadership 672 and Psychological Counseling 672.

    SW 673
    Advanced Techniques in Play Therapy
    3 Credits

    Provides students with opportunity to develop techniques and methods of play therapy. Emphasis is placed on working with children, adolescents and adults through individual group and family play therapy. Major topics include group play therapy, family play therapy, short term play therapy and sand try/sand play therapy. Additionally, diversity and multicultural considerations are highlighted.  Also listed as Educational Leadership 673 and Psychological Counseling 673.

    SW 674
    Play Therapy for Children at Risk
    3 Credits

    Focus on play therapy with vulnerable and high risk children. Emphasis on working with children, adolescents and adults using play therapy in trauma and crisis situations are highlighted. Special attention is given to social issues that can lead to/or exacerbate trauma or crisis. Also listed as Educational Leadership 674 and Psychological Counseling 674.

    SW 675
    Play Therapy Practicum Seminar I
    3 Credits

    First of a two course sequence focusing on the application of the play therapy theories and techniques. Students will acquire experience using play therapy theories and techniques which can be used towards the requirements for RPT certification. Students will process the clinical experience of play with children and adolescents with a review of advanced skills, assessment and treatment planning during individual and group supervision in the university seminar through videotape sessions and discussion. The therapeutic relationship is emphasized. Limited to Play Therapy (C.P.SW.PT) program majors. Students cannot enroll in SW/PC 676 at the same time. Also listed as Psychological Counseling 675. Prerequisite: Prior permission of C.P.SW.PT Program Coordinator.

    SW 676
    Play Therapy Practicum Seminar II
    3 Credits

    Second of a two course sequence focusing on the application of the play therapy theories and techniques. Students will acquire experience using play therapy theories and techniques which can be used towards the requirements of RPT certification. Students will process the clinical experience of play with children and adolescents with a review of advanced skills, assessment and treatment planning during individual and group supervision in the university seminar through videotape sessions and discussion. Legal and ethical issues, transference/countertransference and working with parents/caregivers are emphasized. Limited to Play Therapy (C.P.SW.PT) program majors. Cannot enroll in SW/PC675 at the same time. Also listed as Psychological Counseling 676. Prerequisite: Prior permission of the C.P.SW.PT Program Coordinator.

    * SW 671 Advanced Practice with Children is an advanced general course on clinical practice with children. This course is not play therapy specific and does not count as educational hours towards the Registered Play Therapy credential administered by the Association for Play Therapy. Students who have fulfilled the content of this course during previous graduate studies may request to have this course waived. (The waiver will be granted based on prior course credit on a case by case basis by the Play Therapy program coordinator or MSW Program Director.)

    18 credits total. Monmouth graduate students not matriculated in the play therapy program will be allowed to take one of the above courses (3 credits). The student must complete at least 12 of these credits.