CANCELED – Regional Workshop – Friday, September 16, 2022

Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Counselors

Live In-Person Workshop

Troy University-Dothan Campus

500 University Dr, Dothan, AL 36303

Malone Hall-Thomas Harrison Room (#115)

6 Contact Hours

        Millie Dawson-Hardy, PhD, LPC, MAT, Registered Play Therapist

Description: This workshop is designed to give you knowledge as well as some hands on experience in working with the creative therapies.  We will have time for information gathering and sharing about the history of creative therapies as well as some specific knowledge about play and art therapy.  Beyond that we will also spend time playing and creating ourselves.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will be able to effectively identify and describe creative therapy, list its background history, and understand how it can be utilized with play therapy. 
  2. Participants will be able to explain and demonstrate techniques of art and creative therapy in a play therapy setting.
  3. Participants will effectively utilize skills in recognition of application in their individual setting and practice incorporating creative therapy interventions.

Presenter: Millie Dawson-Hardy, PhD, LPC, MAT is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#4103) and a Registered Play Therapist who specializes in creative expressions in therapy. She is a counselor educator at the University of Alabama with over 25 years of experience as a school counselor in Georgia. Millie earned her PhD in Counseling from Georgia State University and Master of Art Therapy from Georgia College and State University.  

Millie is a Humanistic and Adlerian trained counselor who describes herself as highly creative. She often uses creative means such as art and play in her work for both children and adults. Millie believes creative therapies allow for deep exploration. She also believes therapy is not an art or dance class, but the use of creative expression moves us into a deeper place within ourselves so the use of these modalities are for all not just those who identify as artists.


Registration 8:00-8:30 

Morning Session Part I 8:30-10:00  

Break 10:00-10:15 

Morning Session Part II 10:15-12:00  

Lunch Break (on your own) 12:00-1:00 

Afternoon Session Part I 1:00-2:30

Break 2:30-2:45 

Afternoon Session Part II 2:45-4:00 

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. 

Group Discount: A discount of $10.00 per registrant for groups of 3 or more registering together. When registering a group online, please register all group members at one time using the add additional attendee link that appears at the end of the registration. Check or money order only if registering by mail. Credit Cards accepted if registering online. No purchase orders accepted.

Special Needs: Please contact CE & Registration at, Registration & CE Coordinator

Cancellations: Registrants canceling up to 48 hours before a workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $20 administrative fee. All requests must be made in writing or by email. No refunds issued for any reason after September 14, 2022. 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. 

Registration Information: 

Mail-In/Online RegistrationOn-Site Registration
AAPT/APT Member $70$80
Non-Member $90$100
Full Time Student $50$60
*Online registration ends at 11:59 CST on Wednesday, September 14, 2022

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships will be offered to two full-time students who can be available Friday prior to, during, and after the workshop. Interested applicants should contact us at studentrep@playtherapyalabama

For REGISTRATION questions contact: CE and Registration Coordinators

For workshop QUESTIONS contact: Shay Dobbins at (256) 525-5416 or

Membership Information: Membership applications are available online at or by emailing the membership chair at