Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents: Play Therapy Interventions for Children with Ashley Garrett, LPC-S Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents:

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Ashley Garrett, LPC-S Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

When:     Friday, July 13th, 2018                                                                                                                                                                    ACEP No.6211

            Where:     Cross Point Church of Christ                                                                                                 1350 Cox Creek Parkway                                                                                                         Florence, AL 35633


This program will explore will explore what Play Therapy is with an overview of the history and current research.  Evidenced and practiced based techniques, focusing on children, will be provided through experiential activities.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:

  1. Have a brief overview of key professionals in the field of Play Therapy (current and past).
  2. Be educated on APT and AAPT and how becoming a Registered Play Therapist can enhance client care and outcomes.
  3. Gain a deeper understanding of why play is important in the therapeutic process and the power of play in healing.
  4. Learn at least three hands-on Play Therapy techniques to use in family therapy to increase communication and reduce maladaptive behaviors.
  5. Engage in bibliotherapy and practice experiential techniques with Brave Play Atoms to explore treatment goals in therapy.


Registration/Coffee                            8:00-8:30

Workshop Session                              8:30-11:30

Lunch (on your own)                       11:30-1:00

Workshop Session                              1:00-4:00


Ashley L. Garrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#2918) and a Board-Certified Counselor with a strong background in working with clients who have a limited support system and have experienced trauma. She is a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor. She earned her education specialist in Community Agency Counseling and a master’s degree in Agency Counseling from Jacksonville State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Samford University. Ashley has special interest and experience in providing supervision and consultation to mental health providers, parenting support through online groups, and consultation with city and state agencies. Ashley has experience leading seminars and groups for churches, universities, business, public schools and other interested groups. Ashley is a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA), Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling, and the Association for Play Therapy.  Ashley is also the owner and director of Garrett Counseling located in Jacksonville and Boaz, Alabama.


Scholarships will be offered to full-time students who can be available Friday before and during the conference. Interested applicants may access the volunteer application on our website. Any questions concerning this opportunity, contact:  Angie Martin at

Lunch: LUNCH WILL BE ON YOUR OWN– a listing of local restaurants will be provided with workshop materials

Special Needs:

Please contact Katie McKeen at 334-303-1468,

Registration & CE Coordinator


Registrants canceling up to 48 hours before a workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $20 administrative fee, or if requested, a voucher good for one year for a future workshop. All requests must be made in writing or by email. No refunds issued for any reason after July 11th, 2018. In the unlikely event, the workshop cannot be held, registrants will receive complimentary admission to a rescheduled workshop or a full value voucher, good for one year, for a future workshop.

Continuing Education Credit:

Six Contact Hours will be awarded for a full day of attendance. No partial credit will be awarded.

Counselors:  Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6211.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are identified.  Alabama Association for Play Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Marriage and Family Therapists: The Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABEMFT) automatically approves courses that are NBCC approved for CE credit.

Play Therapists: AAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider No. 98-045.

Social Workers: AAPT is approved by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (ASBSWE) to offer continuing education to social workers. ASBSWE Provider No. 0284.


Registration Fees for Onsite Registration

Non-Member                                    $100

AAPT/APT Member                         $90

Full-time Students                           $60

Online Registration has closed but there are still spots available.

Come join us and register onsite this Friday!

For REGISTRATION questions contact:

The CE and Registration Coordinators at

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact:

Hallie Keel-

Membership Information:

If you are interested in membership, please send a separate check made out to APT for dual membership in APT (Association for Play Therapy Association) and AAPT (Alabama Association for Play Therapy) along with your completed membership application. Membership applications are available online or from membership chairman Stephanie Bales,