AAPT broke out of the starting gate in 2016 in full stride, and we’re still going strong!
We began the year with a very successful January workshop. We’re currently celebrating National Play Therapy Week, and we’ve got 2 upcoming Play Therapy Workshops to announce.
Also, our current AAPT President, Laura M. Brown, shared a new welcome message for AAPT members and website visitors.
It’s sweet 2016 and we’re ready to play!
“The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.” ~ Rebecca Pepper Sinkler
Happy Play Therapy Week!
February 7-13 is National Play Therapy Week, and we invite everyone to celebrate!
According to The Association for Play Therapy (APT):
“National Play Therapy Week, recognizes the importance of play therapy, credentialed play therapists, and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).”
To learn more about National Play Therapy Week, including great ideas to promote the event and how to attract media coverage now or in the future, visit APT’s website.
Alabama Association for Play Therapy wishes to thank all of you that promote Play Therapy and make use of play to enhance the lives of others!
January Play Therapy Workshop
On January 15, 2016, AAPT sponsored a workshop titled “Play Therapy with Grieving Children & Children of Divorce” in Birmingham, Alabama.
Hilda R. Glazer, an Educational Psychologist from Denton, Texas led our workshop group and shared her experiences working with grieving children. Participants learned to identify symptoms of grief and how to develop appropriate play therapy interventions for these children.
It was a very productive conference with a great turnout! Be sure to sign-up for our email newsletter and be automatically notified about future workshops.
There were also several lucky (and appreciative) door prize winners…
Laura M. Brown is our current President.
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Prattville, Alabama. Her areas of experience include working with children, adolescents, individuals, families, and victims of domestic violence.
“I am honored to be President of AAPT and to serve on the board in this capacity. It is a privilege to be part of this great play therapy organization.
I wish to acknowledge the contributions of all of our past presidents and officers as well as the current officers of our board. Without their vision, time, creativity and dedication to AAPT, we would not be where we are today.”
Practical Mental Health Ethics
AAPT is sponsoring a Regional Workshop by Jeffrey S. Ashby, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S on April 22, 2016 titled, “Practical Mental Health Ethics: Applications for a Fast Changing World”.
Participants in this workshop will consider how the ethical codes apply to the practical world of counseling and special emphasis will be placed on developing professionals’ understanding of decision-making processes used in arriving at ethical courses of action in the context of a changing world.
Creative and Hopeful Play Therapy
AAPT is sponsoring a Workshop by David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S on June 3, 2016 titled, “Creative and Hopeful Play Therapy Techniques for Child Trauma”.
This workshop places primary emphasis on the common variables in play therapy, our way of being with a child in an unguarded, receptive, non-judgmental, accepting, and fully present manner, and specific strategies to facilitate resilience in play therapy, to enhance hope, spiritual, and creative potentials.
AAPT in 2016
AAPT is looking forward to a playful and productive 2016!
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“If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.” ~ Jean Piaget