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Child and Family Therapy

Program Overview

This certificate provides a comprehensive spectrum of courses for clinicians interested in expanding and deepening their understanding of work with children ages pre-school through latency. In addition to play therapy, the curriculum includes courses in child development, attachment, parenting, diagnosis of disorders of childhood, and child-focused family interventions. This course utilizes a focus on practice with children and families in a range of settings, including treatment strategies for children who have been traumatized, as well as those seen in schools and family service agencies.

We accept applications for Thursday evening and Friday morning sections. Our ability to run each sections depends on the number of applicants.

From the Director: Interview with Judith Siegel, PhD, LCSW

Program Requirements

This certificate requires the completion of two semesters over one year. 28 sessions over two semesters, running 6:20 - 8:20 pm (dates below). Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a project or test.

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Play Therapy Hours

Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider 09-244): 36 contact hours

2018-19 Program Brochure

Thursday Evenings (6:20 pm to 8:20 pm) [PM Section]
Fall Semester Dates
Spring Semester Dates
  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8 , 15, 29
  • December 6, 13
  • January 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April 4, 11, 18

Friday Mornings (9:30 am to 11:30 am) [AM Section]
Fall Semester Dates Spring Semester Dates
  • September 7, 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9 , 16, 30
  • December 7, 14
  • January 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22
  • April 5, 12, 19

Program Highlights

  • Focus on child development from infancy to age 12
  • Focus on disorders associated with trauma
  • Explore influence of family dynamics on child behavior
  • Assessing parenting skills
  • Play therapy: pre-school through preadolescent children
  • Play therapy with traumatized children

Continuing Education Contact Hours

  • 56 NYSED-approved Contact Hours will be awarded for this program.

SOCIAL WORK

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.
NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. 

MENTAL HEALTH

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.
 
NOTE: LMHCs can provide psychotherapy to couples, but may not hold themselves out as a marriage, family or couples therapist.

Apply Now

To apply for this program, use the application link below. You will be prompted to create a user profile in order to begin the application. The Child and Family Therapy application requires you to submit the following supplemental documents:

  • Current CV/resume
  • Personal statement about why you are applying to this program (please indicate in your statement if you are applying to the Thursday evening [PM] or Friday morning [AM] section)
  • The name and contact information of one reference, who will receive a notification from the system to provide her or his letter of support

APPLICATION LINK

Application deadline: Sunday, August 19, 2018 at midnight

Special Accommodations & Grievance Guidelines

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.

Addressing Grievances:
Please see our Grievance Policy for information on our grievance and complaint procedures. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

What I appreciated most about this program was the bounty of real-life experience that the faculty brought to the classroom. Classroom and case discussions helped us translate those perspectives, theories, and concepts into our own work environment. This is a great program to receive a wealth of current information based on sound studies and superb applicability in a short amount of time.
- Dr. Beatrice Kraemer, Clinical Psychologist, President and Founder of Parenting At Its Best