One Eleven Initiative

Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute (CAPTI)

The UM Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute is designated as a national approved center.

The Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute (CAPTI) provides play therapy and mental health services to children and families who are experiencing developmental difficulties, emotional distress, and trauma. Also, CAPTI provides specialized training in play therapy for graduate students and practicing clinicians. CAPTI is an approved center for play therapy education through the Association for Play Therapy. Graduate students currently enrolled in the Counselor Education program at The University of Mississippi are provided internships and research opportunities in the area of play therapy. An online certificate program in play therapy is available for both international and national practicing mental health clinicians. In order to assist lawyers, insurance companies, and stage agencies in legal cases involving children, CAPTI offers expert witness consultation services.