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Franc Hudspeth, Ph.D., LPC-S (AR & MS), NCC, ACS, RPT-S, R.Ph. on Friday, January 27, 2023 - Neuroscience Informed Play Therapy: Models and Applications Description Neuroscience research provides ample evidence of neurochemical and brain structural changes caused by mental health issues that result in cognitive, affective, and behavioral dysregulation. Aside from a handful of recent articles, little is known about the actual impact of play therapy on brain structures and neurobiology. However, … Continue reading Franc Hudspeth, Ph.D., LPC-S (AR & MS), NCC, ACS, RPT-S, R.Ph. on Friday, January 27, 2023
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 … Continue reading CANCELED – Regional Workshop – Friday, September 16, 2022
Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S on Friday, June 17, 2022 - Playing Perfectly: A Play Therapist’s Guide for Working with OCD in Play Therapy Description:  From perfectionism to anxiety to self-doubt, the world of a child struggling with OCD can be incredibly overwhelming. Come explore how to support these children in play therapy and discover how their need for perfection is in fact perfect. Supporting a child … Continue reading Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S on Friday, June 17, 2022
Regional Workshop – Friday, April 15th, 2022 - Assisting Clients in Rewriting Narratives through Art, Bibliotherapy, and Other Play Therapy Based Directives Mindi Amberson, LPC-S, EdS, NCC, RPT-S, School Counselor Live In-Person Workshop Friday, April 15, 2022 Oxford Civic Center 401 McCullars Ln, Oxford, AL 36203 6 Contact hours (including 2 ethics hours) Learning Objectives Participants will be able to effectively identify and … Continue reading Regional Workshop – Friday, April 15th, 2022
Paris Goodyear-Brown Friday, January 28th & Saturday, January 29th, 2022 - Day 1- Friday, January 28, 2022                            TraumaPlay™: A Flexibly Sequential Approach to Treating Trauma and Attachment Issues (6 Hours) Day 2- Saturday, January 29, 2022                      Supervisor, Supervisor: How Does Your Garden Grow? … Continue reading Paris Goodyear-Brown Friday, January 28th & Saturday, January 29th, 2022
Ethical Considerations for Utilizing Telehealth in Play Therapy - A Virtual Workshop with Ashley Garrett, EdS, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC Friday, July 23, 2021 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM CST Description:   As a play therapist, working with children and families often involves complex and complicated situations with both legal and ethical considerations.  This presentation will empower play therapists to manage both the administrative and … Continue reading Ethical Considerations for Utilizing Telehealth in Play Therapy
Using Virtual Sandtray®© in Play Therapy - A Virtual Workshop with Jessica Stone, Ph.D., Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor May 7, 2021 10:00 – 11:30 AM CST Description:   The Virtual Sandtray App (VSA) harnesses the power of sand therapies and formats it into a cleanable, portable, saveable, digital medium. This powerful tool enhances physical play spaces for those who are unable or unwilling to access … Continue reading Using Virtual Sandtray®© in Play Therapy
A Neurosequential Therapeutic Approach to Play and Play Therapy for Children with Trauma - PRESENTER: Dr. Rick Gaskill, LCPC, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor  WHEN: (Two Sections) June 18th, 2021 & June 19th, 2021 (Both are at capacity) 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.  … 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