AAPT Blog

A Neurosequential Therapeutic Approach to Play and Play Therapy for Children with Trauma - PRESENTER: Dr. Rick Gaskill, LCPC, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor  WHEN: Friday, June 18, 2021 WHERE: Online (Zoom) Description: Over the past two decades, research has clearly documented the vulnerability of the developing brain and the negative impact of social and emotional trauma on brain functioning.  It is now apparent that traumatic and neglectful developmental … Continue reading A Neurosequential Therapeutic Approach to Play and Play Therapy for Children with Trauma
Play Therapy Week 2021 - National Play Therapy Week 2021 is quickly approaching! This year, the Association for Play Therapy has designated February 7th thru 13th as National Play Therapy Week. In response, your AAPT board has decided to sponsor three “Meet and Greet” sessions to celebrate this week dedicated to play therapists and the power of play. These sessions will be held … Continue reading Play Therapy Week 2021
Profile Picture of Dee Ray Effective Play Therapy: Interventions for Tough Times (AM) and Advanced Play Therapy: Deepening the Relationship (PM) – SATURDAY - Both the Friday and Saturday sessions are at capacity. PRESENTER: Dee Ray PhD, LPC-S, NCC, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S, Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor WHEN: Saturday, January 23, 2021 WHERE: Online (Zoom) Description: Morning Session: Effective Play Therapy: Intervention for Tough Times Description:  Children with severe behavioral problems; children with attachment disruptions; children who have been abused; children … Continue reading Effective Play Therapy: Interventions for Tough Times (AM) and Advanced Play Therapy: Deepening the Relationship (PM) – SATURDAY
Online Workshop Day 1- AutPlay® Therapy: Introduction and Foundations Day 2 – Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges - Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT)  ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. PRESENTER: Robert Jason Grant, Ed.D., Advanced Certified Autism Specialist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor WHEN: Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th, 2020 WHERE: Online Workshop AutPlay® Therapy: Introduction and Foundations ** Description:  This training presents an introduction to the AutPlay Therapy treatment approach, a Play … Continue reading Online Workshop Day 1- AutPlay® Therapy: Introduction and Foundations Day 2 – Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges
Play Therapy with Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence - Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT)  Jennifer Baggerly Ph.D., LPC-S,    Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor WHEN: Friday, January 31, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Lunch Provided) WHERE: University of Montevallo: Stewart Student Retreat Center    76 College Dr, Montevallo, AL 35115 Workshop Overview Millions of U.S. Children are exposed to domestic violence every year. … Continue reading Play Therapy with Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence
Utilizing Reality Play Therapy to explore a child’s quality world and Play Therapy in schools: Tools, techniques and strategies - Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents: Utilizing Reality Play Therapy to explore a child’s quality world  and   Play Therapy in schools: Tools, techniques and strategies                                           Eric Davis, PhD, NCC, SB-RPT WHEN: Friday, … Continue reading Utilizing Reality Play Therapy to explore a child’s quality world and Play Therapy in schools: Tools, techniques and strategies
Kottman Dance and Movement Handouts - Handouts from our June 21st workshop with Dr. Kottman are available for download below for the dance and movement portion. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! AL Dance and Movement in Play Therapy
Integrating Art Techniques in Play Therapy AND Dance and Movement in Play Therapy Terry Kottman, PhD, LMHC (IA), NCC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor - Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents: Integrating Art Techniques in Play Therapy  AND   Dance and Movement in Play Therapy                                           Terry Kottman, PhD, LMHC (IA), NCC,                … Continue reading Integrating Art Techniques in Play Therapy AND Dance and Movement in Play Therapy Terry Kottman, PhD, LMHC (IA), NCC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents: Ethical Considerations: Testifying on Behalf of Children and Adolescents - Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents:                      Ethical Considerations: Testifying on Behalf of Children and Adolescents Clayton Kim Taylor, District Judge Margaret Taylor, PhD, LPC-S Morgan F. Jenkins, PhD, NCC, LPC         When: Friday, April 5th, 2019 Where: Aldersgate United Methodist Church– Activity Center- … Continue reading Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents: Ethical Considerations: Testifying on Behalf of Children and Adolescents
The Alabama Association for Play Therapy is Coming to Your Area to Celebrate! - National Play Therapy Week 2019 networking flyer updated The Alabama Association for Play Therapy is Coming to Your Area to Celebrate! APT Members and non-members plan to join us for free appetizers! Sunday, Feb 3- Prattville / Montgomery– O’Charleys– Cobbs Ford Rd, Prattville, AL 36066 from 1:00-2:00 pm CST Tuesday, Feb 5- Birmingham– Chuy’s 216 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL … Continue reading The Alabama Association for Play Therapy is Coming to Your Area to Celebrate!