The Post-Graduate Certificate in Counseling Children and Adolescents (CCA) is designed to prepare professional counselors who wish to specialize in counseling children and adolescents. In 2010, the Regis University Center for Family Counseling and Play Therapy earned designation as an Approved Center of Play Therapy Education by the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Therefore, students completing the CCA certificate program meet the academic requirements for the Registered Play Therapy (RPT) national certification through the Association for Play Therapy (APT). The certificate is a planned program of study which includes 18 graduate credits (six courses). CCA certificate course are offered on weekends and intensive formats so that students may accommodate work schedules and complete the course work within one calendar year.
This certificate is designed for community professionals with a master’s degree in counseling or closely related area of clinical psychotherapy who meet the program requirements for admission to the certificate program. Current graduate students in the MAC/MAMFT programs may also be admitted to the CCA certificate program concurrently during their master’s degree course work. The CCA certificate cannot be awarded to current students until the semester following graduation from the master’s degree program and completion of the certificate course work.