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Course Description

The online course provides an overview of the principles of therapeutic play, including history, theories, techniques, applications, and skills. The content focuses on basic therapeutic skill development within the context of the ethical and cultural diversity of sensitive practice. Attention is given to understanding the role of therapeutic play in the context of the participant’s clinical (medical treatment) system. Participants learn strategies for engaging children in art, music, and other alternative therapeutic play to educate them on an adult's diagnosis or on their own diagnosis. Participants are introduced to a variety of online resources available for further support.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain current research as it relates to the use of the therapeutic play within the Child Life profession
  • Describe how to plan and how to implement therapeutic play within the pediatric medical setting
  • Apply Child Life theory and therapeutic play research through direct service to children and their families coping with medical needs

Notes

Certification Disclosure: Completion of the UCSB PaCE Child Life certificate program does not result in Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). Individuals seeking certification must meet specific academic and clinical experience requirements in addition to passing the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. While courses in this certificate program count toward the educational requirements for becoming eligible to take the examination, completion of this certificate program will not, in itself, result in Child Life certification. For more information about certification visit https://www.childlife.org/certification.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online
Dates
Jun 26, 2024 to Sep 14, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $650.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Section Notes

Students are required to purchase the following textbook(s) prior to the first class meeting:

  • Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life - Rubin - ISBN-13: 978-1138690011; ISBN-10: 1138690015
  • Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens - Hart/Rollins - ISBN-13: 978-0470555002; ISBN-10: 0470555009

Please order textbooks from the bookseller of your choice. Be sure to order the correct edition and ISBN.

Important Notes: All courses are 4 units and offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through Canvas. 

After the 7th day of class, no late enrollments will be accepted after 07/03/2024. 

Please view our refund/drop/withdraw policy here.- No refund after 07/07/2024.

Click here for instructions to access your online course on Canvas. 

 

Type
Online
Dates
Jun 26, 2024 to Sep 14, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $650.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Section Notes

Students are required to purchase the following textbook(s) prior to the first class meeting:

  • Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life - Rubin - ISBN-13: 978-1138690011; ISBN-10: 1138690015
  • Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens - Hart/Rollins - ISBN-13: 978-0470555002; ISBN-10: 0470555009

Please order textbooks from the bookseller of your choice. Be sure to order the correct edition and ISBN.

Important Notes: All courses are 4 units and offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through Canvas. 

After the 7th day of class, no late enrollments will be accepted after 07/03/2024. 

Please view our refund/drop/withdraw policy here.- No refund after 07/07/2024.

Click here for instructions to access your online course on Canvas. 

 

Type
Online
Dates
Jun 26, 2024 to Sep 14, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $650.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Section Notes

Students are required to purchase the following textbook(s) prior to the first class meeting:

  • Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life - Rubin - ISBN-13: 978-1138690011; ISBN-10: 1138690015
  • Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens - Hart/Rollins - ISBN-13: 978-0470555002; ISBN-10: 0470555009

Please order textbooks from the bookseller of your choice. Be sure to order the correct edition and ISBN.

Important Notes: All courses are 4 units and offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through Canvas. 

After the 7th day of class, no late enrollments will be accepted after 07/03/2024. 

Please view our refund/drop/withdraw policy here.- No refund after 07/07/2024.

Click here for instructions to access your online course on Canvas. 

 

Type
Online
Dates
Jan 08, 2025 to Mar 14, 2025
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $650.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Section Notes

Students are required to purchase the following textbook(s) prior to the first class meeting:

  • Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life - Rubin - ISBN-13: 978-1138690011; ISBN-10: 1138690015
  • Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens - Hart/Rollins - ISBN-13: 978-0470555002; ISBN-10: 0470555009

Please order textbooks from the bookseller of your choice. Be sure to order the correct edition and ISBN.

Important Notes: All courses are 4 units and offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through Canvas. 

After the 7th day of class, no late enrollments will be accepted (01/15/25). 

Please view our refund/drop/withdraw policy here.- No refund after 01/19/2025

Click here for instructions to access your online course on Canvas. 

 

Type
Online
Dates
Jan 08, 2025 to Mar 14, 2025
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $650.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Section Notes

Students are required to purchase the following textbook(s) prior to the first class meeting:

  • Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life - Rubin - ISBN-13: 978-1138690011; ISBN-10: 1138690015
  • Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens - Hart/Rollins - ISBN-13: 978-0470555002; ISBN-10: 0470555009

Please order textbooks from the bookseller of your choice. Be sure to order the correct edition and ISBN.

Important Notes: All courses are 4 units and offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through Canvas. 

After the 7th day of class, no late enrollments will be accepted (01/15/25). 

Please view our refund/drop/withdraw policy here.- No refund after 01/19/2025

Click here for instructions to access your online course on Canvas.