What training do you need to be a child life specialist?

Ali Christianson
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Being a child life specialist requires an education in child development, volunteer experience and a practicum period of five to six months. Watch Ali Christianson of Methodist Children’s Hospital explain the training process.

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