What Play Heals Offers

154 CE Hours Play Instruction* 

APT Approved Provider #21-654 

36 Hours Supervision/Consultation 

Provided by Kristine Hughes MA, LMFT RPT-S 

* Play Heals is not a certificate program. Play CE’s will be awarded after completion of each course. Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.   

Practical Training Schedule:

  • 2 years long (RPT training cannot be completed sooner than 2 years) 
  • 1–3-hour weekly trainings during the workday (no all-day/weekends) Holiday weeks off, and makeup days for missed sessions
  • Each cohort will be surveyed to find the time and day that best meets the scheduling needs of the group
  • No assignments/independent learning outside of training hours
  • 141 Hours Contact, in person learning; 11 Hours Non-Contact
    • In-person trainings held at 5125 County Road 101, Minnetonka MN 55345

Play Tools:

  • Nondirective Play Therapy starter kit and Directive Play Therapy tools 
  • Hand crafted sand tray and a sand tray starter kit 
  • $100 gift card for group thrift store shopping trip to build your playroom! 


  • Opportunities to connect and learn from other play therapists in Minnesota and see their playrooms.  
  • Support completing and sending in RPT Application


  • Play Heals Play Ideas Binder 
  •  Play Heals Google Docs folder  
  • Play Therapy Handbooks             
  • Play Heals Youtube Channel  
  • Play Heals Pinterest Board  
  • RPT Hours Tracking Sheet 

Memberships and Fees:

  • Yearly membership to Association for Play Therapy 
  • Registration fees covered to attend the Annual Minnesota Association for Play Therapy Conference 
  • Application fee for Registered Play Therapist Application 


Play Heals Cost: $8,100

  • Pay in Full: $8,100 
  • By Trimester: 6 payments of $1,350 

*Payments due 2 weeks prior to start of the trimester. Payment can be made online; a link will be provided to trainees once they are accepted into the training series.

Refund and Cancellation Policies 

You may cancel your registration up to 2 weeks before the trimester begins and request to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after that time, you will receive a credit to reschedule at a later date or to use to sign up for another course. Credit must be used within 120 days. Full refund policy can be found in course summaries and objectives document.

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