MS - Child Trauma & Play Therapy Concentration


  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
2 years

Program Type

  • Hybrid

Bachelor Degree 
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Program Leadership

Name: Jeanne Felter, PhD, LPC
Position: Chair, Department of Counseling & Behavioral Health

Program Leadership

Name: Kirby Wycoff, PsyD, EdM, MPH, NCSP
Position: Program Director


Name: Sheryl Cooley
Position: Administrative Assistant

Program Overview

The 66-credit MS degree in Community and Trauma Counseling PLUS Concentration in Child Trauma and Play Therapy trains exceptionally skilled child and adolescent therapists who are uniquely equipped with trauma competencies and knowledge, coupled with play therapy techniques and applications to support the health and emotional wellbeing of children and families. The program prepares graduates for state licensure and national certification in professional counseling (LPC/NCC) and the Registered Play Therapist™ (RPT) credential.

Two formats are available to achieve your educational goals with your schedule: Weekdays and evenings/weekends.  Students in the weekday format will be required to attend a small number of weekend classes.

Accreditation Status

CTC houses the Center for Child Trauma and Play Therapy, which grants play therapy specific education hours for students seeking the Registered Play Therapist™ (RPT) credential.

Seeking CACREP (MS only)


The child trauma and play therapy concentration is a 66-credit curriculum that can be completed in two years.