Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents: Integrative Attachment Informed Model: A Tiered Play Therapy for Children with Attachment Problems Angela Cavett, PhD, LP, Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor

Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents:

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Integrative Attachment Informed Model:

A Tiered Play Therapy for Children

   with Attachment Problems

Angela Cavett, PhD, LP,

                                         Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor

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WHEN: 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM CST Friday, February 1st, 2019

WHERE: St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, AL 35205

Overview:  

The principles of the Integrative Attachment-Informed Model will be discussed in this workshop.  This model integrates attachment theory, Theraplay*, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The Integrative Attachment Informed Model is a tiered, prescriptive treatment dependent upon attachment style and relationship security of the child. As the parent-child dyad develops healthier attachment interactions, the child’s therapy progresses up the I AIM tiers from III to I. Tier III addresses the needs of children with severe attachment issues including Reactive Attachment Disorder or disorganized attachment. Tier III includes attachment-specific intervention, including Theraplay. Tier II is for children with insecure (anxious or avoidant) attachments. Tier II is an integration of attachment work using Theraplay and other attachment-based concepts as well as introducing basic coping skills such as breathing techniques. Tier I is similar to Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy without a focus on attachment, as children with relatively healthy attachment styles can benefit from more standard playful CBT interventions. I AIM includes the following components: Assessment, Parenting, Regulation/Relaxation/Relationship, Executive Functioning, Affective Awareness and Modulation, Cognitive Understanding and Strategies, Narratives and Termination.

*Theraplay is a dyadic therapy based on Bowlby’s attachment theory and neurobiological research which informs its relationship-based approach. Since Theraplay is modeled on the pattern of healthy parenting that leads to secure attachment, four dimensions of parent-child interaction are considered: Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge. Theraplay’s Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) is used to assess the strengths and challenges in the parent-child relationship and to focus the intervention to improve the relationship. Healing the relationship is the primary focus of this part of the treatment.

Once the relationship is shifted, higher level (reasoning) tasks, such as those involving the cognitive restructuring within CBT, become the focus.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Objective 1-Describe the theoretical foundations of Theraplay and Integrative Attachment-Informed Model (I AIM).
  2. Objective 2-Describe the principles of I AIM and describe how the three treatment tiers depend upon attachment style.
  3. Objective 3-Describe the four Theraplay dimensions and how they are used to respond to the particular needs of the parent-child relationship.
  4. Objective 4 -Demonstrate at least one intervention of Theraplay and at least one intervention I AIM.
  5. Objective 5- Discuss integrating neuroscience research with I AIM and Theraplay.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Dr. Cavett is a child and adolescent psychologist who provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and families.  Dr. Cavett earned her Masters from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (1999) and Doctorate from the University of North Dakota (2002) and completed a child clinical psychology internship at Astor Home for Children in Rhinebeck, New York. She has 19 years post-masters and16 years post-doctoral experience. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Cavett provides therapy related to mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, abuse/trauma issues, attachment, behavioral problems, and pervasive developmental disorders. She is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credentialed through the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Cavett provides supervision for licensed clinicians working towards the Registered Play Therapist or Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credential. She has been an invited presenter internationally on child psychopathology, development and treatment. She is the author of numerous chapters and the book Structured Play-Based Interventions for Engaging Children and Adolescents in Therapy (2010). She has served on several committees for the Association for Play Therapy and the North Dakota Psychological Association Board of Directors. She is the 2018 Service Award Recipient for the Association for Play Therapy, a national organization that provides training and credentialing for play therapists.

SCHEDULE:      Registration/Coffee……………………….8:00-8:30

Workshop Session………………………..8:30-12:00

Lunch (PROVIDED)……………………….12:00-1:00

Business Meeting………………………..12:45-1:00

Workshop Session………………………1:00-4:00

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

The conference will be held at St. Vincent’s Bruno

Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, AL 25205.

St. Vincents Parking

 

For more detailed directions go to: http://www.brunoconferencecenter.org/parking.asp

PARKING:

Workshop participants can park in the North Tower Parking Deck.  Parking coupons sold at registration on the day of for $6.50.  Parking can also be paid at the exit gate for  $7.50.  If possible, please bring cash to purchase parking vouchers.

LUNCH:

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED from 12:00-12:45 PM.

BUSINESS MEETING

Everyone is welcome to attend our bi-annual business meeting from 12:45- 1:00.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Six Contact Hours will be awarded for 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 clearly 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) 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 INFORMATION:

REGISTER EARLY – SEATING IS LIMITED!  Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.

Online/Mail-In Postmarked by January 25th                February 1st On-site

AAPT/APT Member                                   $130                          $150

Non-Member                                              $160                         $180

Full time Students                                     $105                         $125

**ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Friday, January 25th, 2019.  

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

GROUP DISCOUNT

A discount of $10.00 per registrant for groups of 3 or more registering together. Please specify if registering as a group and identify group members and affiliation.  Check or money order only if registering by mail. Credit Cards accepted if registering online. No Purchase orders accepted.

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 http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership or from membership chairman Stephanie Bales, stephhbales@gmail.com

CANCELLATIONS:

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 June 15, 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.

MAIL IN REGISTRATION FORM

 

Name: __________________________________________________________________

 

Address: ________________________________________________________________

 

City/State/Zip: ___________________________________________________________

 

Phone:__________________________________________________________________

 

Email:___________________________________________________________________

 

License(s) Type:___________________________________________________________

 

Amount enclosed $_____________.


Detach this page and mail this form to:
Registration & CE Coordinator
210 Bowling Green Drive
Montgomery, Al 36109

 

Make check payable to:   Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT)

SPECIAL NEEDS:

For special needs: Registration & CE Coordinator,

334-303-1468,  aaptworkshops@gmail.com

For REGISTRATION questions contact:

The CE and Registration Coordinators at

aaptworkshops@gmail.com

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact:

Hallie Keel 256-302-0713 halliekeel@gmail.com

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2018 Annual APT Conference, Phoenix, AZ

Overview

Join the world’s largest gathering of Play Therapists on October 3-7, at the Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference in Phoenix, AZ! This year’s conference offers up to 34.5 of continuing education and more than 65 workshops to choose from! Conference highlights include:

  • Keynote by Janine Shelby, PhD, RPT-S, Play Therapists in Troubled Times: The Art of Bearing Hope in a Culture of Violence
  • Poster session to showcase current play therapy research findings
  • APT Exhibit Hall showcasing therapeutic toys, books and services
  • A variety of networking opportunities: “Join Me” Dinners, Welcome Reception, APT After Party, and Awards of Excellence Breakfast
 

Register by September 5, 2018 to save!

Early registration rates are available through September 5, 2018. View the brochure, then register one of two ways:

  • Online: Register online and receive immediate confirmation
  • Mail: Mail completed registration form and payment to APT: 401 Clovis Ave.,#107 Clovis, CA 93612 USA

Hotel Information

Conference Location:
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Guest Room Rate:
Special hotel rate for APT Conference attendees is $189 per night (plus tax) for single/double occupancy and includes complimentary Wi-Fi in guestroom.

Parking:
Guest self-parking: $10-$22

Reservations:
Reserve online or call 866-837-4213. Room availability and special rates are available until September 5, 2018, or until the space is filled. We urge you to make your hotel reservations early.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Overview

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.

Schedule:    

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

Presenter:

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:

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 angelarmartin@bellsouth.net

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

mckeenpa2010@gmail.com,

Registration & CE Coordinator

Cancellations:

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 aaptworkshops@gmail.com

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact:

Hallie Keel- halliekeel@gmail.com

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 http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership or from membership chairman Stephanie Bales, stephhbales@gmail.com.

New Presenter Same Topic- A Family that Plays Together Stays Together! Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor (Eliana Gil unable to present due to unforeseen circumstances)

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A Family that Plays Together Stays Together!

Scott Riviere, MS, LPC,

Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor

WHEN: 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM CST Friday, June 15, 2018

WHERE: St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, AL 35205

Overview: 

Working with families can be challenging enough so why not make it fun?  This workshop will show you how to engage families in therapeutic activities to help the members take responsibility, discover patterns of interaction, and make positive changes.  Participants will discover the power of Family Play Therapy and learn several practical techniques that they can implement immediately!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the benefits of Family Play Therapy
  2. Discover the primary difference in the role of the Therapist
  3. Engage families in several practical Play Therapy techniques
  4. List the contra-indications of Family Play Therapy

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and one of the first Registered Play Therapist-Supervisors in Louisiana. He is the Director of K.I.D.Z., Inc., Louisiana’s first Play Therapy Institute, where his practice is limited exclusively to children and adolescents and their families. During his 25+ years of practice, he has worked in various clinical settings and has extensive training in the field of Play Therapy. He has served on various committees for the Association for Play Therapy and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. He has created several therapeutic products for mental health professionals and is a published author and frequent guest on various media outlets. Mr. Riviere has also produced a series of parent training videos titled “Positive Parenting”.

SCHEDULE:

Registration/Coffee……………………….8:00-8:30

Workshop Session…………………………8:30-12:00

Lunch (PROVIDED)…………………………12:00-1:00

Business Meeting (all encouraged to attend)…12:45-1:00

Workshop Session…………………………1:00-4:00

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

The conference will be held at St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, Al 25205. For more detailed directions go to http://www.brunoconferencecenter.org/parking.asp

St. Vincents Parking

PARKING:

Workshop participants can park in the North Tower Parking Deck.

Parking coupons will be sold at the registration table on the day of for $6.50 or the fee will be $7.50 at the parking attendant upon departure.

LUNCH:

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED from 12:00-12:45 PM

BUSINESS MEETING

Everyone is welcome to attend our bi-annual business meeting from 12:45- 1:00.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

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 clearly 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) 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 INFORMATION:

REGISTER EARLY – SEATING IS LIMITED!  Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.

June 15th On-site
Non-Member $180
AAPT/APT Member $150
Full-time Students $125

Register Here!

**ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, June 8th, 2018. 

GROUP DISCOUNT

A discount of $10.00 per registrant for groups of 3 or more registering together. Please specify if registering as a group and identify group members and affiliation.  Check or money order only if registering by mail. Credit Cards accepted if registering online. No Purchase orders accepted.

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 http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership or from membership chairman Stephanie Bales, stephhbales@gmail.com

CANCELLATIONS:

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 June 14, 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.

MAIL IN REGISTRATION FORM

Name: __________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: ___________________________________________________________

Phone:__________________________________________________________________

Email:___________________________________________________________________

License(s) Type:___________________________________________________________

Amount enclosed $_____________.                                                                                                         Detach this page and mail this form to:                                                                                         Registration & CE Coordinator                                   Make check payable to:                         210 Bowling Green Drive             Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT)     Montgomery, AL  36109

SPECIAL NEEDS:                                                     For REGISTRATION  questions contact:       For special needs:                                                The CE and Registration Coordinators at     Registration & CE Coordinator                                aaptworkshops@gmail.com                  Cathy Foss 205-563-0555                                                                                                                      aaptworkshops@gmail.com             

 

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact:                                                                              Kori Babel at 941-345-7623  or KHBabelPhD@gmail.com

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AAPT Graduate Student Poster Presentation, April 20th, 2018, St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center

AAPT Graduate Student Poster Presentation

April 20th, 2018

St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center

The Bi-Laws and Ethics Committee of the Alabama Association for Play Therapy is please to coordinate the 1st Annual Graduate Student Poster Presentation.  The poster presentation is an excellent opportunity to recognize the work of students exploring the use of play therapy in their practicum and internship semesters.

The presentation will feature research, literature reviews, and/or projects that pertain to the field of play therapy.  The information will need to be presented on a tri-fold poster that can be presented on a table.  Easels will not be available.  The student will not make a formal presentation, but will stand with the poster and interact with workshop attendees during workshop breaks.  Students are allowed to bring handouts that summarize their posters and include references to the materials presented.

All proposals are to be submitted via e-mail no later than the close of business on Friday, March 30th.  Accepted poster presentations will be notified by Friday April 6th.

All students who participate must either be a full member of the Association for Play Therapy or be an E-Student member.  Presenters will be able to attend the workshop for free, but will not earn CE credit.  Hours may be used to fulfill non-direct internship hours.  Send completed presentation forms to Hallie Keel at halliekeel@gmail.com.

Presenter: __________________________________

Phone: _____________________________________

Email: ______________________________________

University Affiliation: __________________________

Title of Poster Presentation:

___________________________________________________________________________________

Poster Description (not to exceed 45 words)

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Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents: Ethics of Care in Play Therapy with Karla Carmichael, Ph.D, LPC (TX), Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor

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Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents:

Ethics of Care in Play Therapy

 

Karla Carmichael PhD, LPC (TX), Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2018

WHERE: St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, AL 35205

Overview:

A brief history of the development of the Association for Play Therapy Standards of Practice will be presented.  The unique interdisciplinary nature of APT in applying codes of ethics and the development of standards of practice will be emphasized. The basic principles used to develop the major codes of ethics are presented and discussed in relation to national and international mental health organizations.  A recommended ethical decision-making model will be provided for making care decisions across mental health-related disciplines.  As a final note, self-care and moral injury in situations where the play therapist must deal with conflicts between law, policy, professional or personal ethics will be discussed.  The program will have opportunities for self-exploration and sharing in the area of ethics and personal values.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a brief history of how the Association for Play Therapy Standards of Practice were developed.
  2. Explore the meaning of the concepts of responsibility, beneficence, non-maleficence, fidelity, justice, and respect as they apply to play therapy nationally and internationally.
  3. Share an ethical decision-making model to help guide the individual practice of play therapy.
  4. Explore the concept of moral injury in relation to conflicts that arise between law, policy, and personal ethics.
  5. Share the growing influence of APT’s Standards of Practice in the international arena.

SCHEDULE:

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

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Dr. Carmichael attended The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where she received her B. S. degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, M. Ed. In School Guidance and Counseling, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education.  She was one of the first elementary counselors in Texas and a pioneer in the writing of a guidance plan for Killeen Independence School District, Title I Program.  Her initial caseload was 10 schools and 1400 Title I students, K-8.  She was one of the two graduate student assistants for the Pupil Appraisal Center at UNT, which was an interdisciplinary evaluation and play therapy center.  She has been associated with Laredo State University in Laredo, Texas and Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Tx.  She is retired from The University of Alabama, where she holds the rank of Professor Emeritus.  She is one of the co-founders of the Alabama Association of Play Therapy, where she served as President and later Executive Director.  She has served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Association for Play Therapy National Board.  She has written in the field of play therapy and published the textbook, Play Therapy: An Introduction and she continues to write and contribute to the play therapy field.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Scholarships will be offered to full-time students who can be available Thursday evening and Friday prior to and during the conference. Interested applicants may access the volunteer application on our website. Any questions concerning this opportunity, contact:  Kathryn Blackwell at KBlackcat@aol.com

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

The conference will be held at St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, Al 25205. For more detailed directions go to http://www.brunoconferencecenter.org/parking.asp

 

PARKING:St. Vincents Parking

Workshop participants can park in the North Tower Parking Deck. Additional parking is available in the Women’s and Children’s Center parking deck.

Parking is $7.50 for the day.

 

LUNCH:

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

SPECIAL NEEDS:

For special needs: Contact Katie McKeen, Registration & CE Coordinator at 334-303-1468 or aaptworkshops@gmail.com

 CANCELLATIONS:

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 April 19th, 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:NBCC Logo for ACEP

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 clearly 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.

Online Registration has closed~See you onsite April 20th   

 

April 20th On-site
Non-Member $70
AAPT/APT Member $30
Full-time Students $30

 

For REGISTRATION questions contact:

The CE and Registration Coordinators at aaptworkshops@gmail.com

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact:

Kori Babel at 941-345-7623 or via email at KHBabelPhD@gmail.com

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 http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership or from membership chairman Stephanie Bales, stephhbales@gmail.com.

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APT Celebrates it’s 35th Birthday

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The Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the host for the 35th annual Association for Play Therapy Conference.

Keynote Address: The Transformative Power of Play Therapy: The Intersection of Neurobiology and Trauma with Edward F. Hudspeth, PhD, LPC-S, RPh, RPT-S & Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S

AAPT President, Heather Hardeman and President-Elect, Kori Babel, along with other AAPT Board members invite you to join them for this momentous gathering.

Visit the link below for more information.

2017 Annual APT Conference

Integrating Expressive Arts in Play Therapy (morning)  & Mandalas in Play Therapy with Traumatized Children (afternoon) with Eric Green, PhD, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, SP

Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents:

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Integrating Expressive Arts in Play Therapy (morning)

&

Mandalas in Play Therapy with Traumatized Children (afternoon)

       IMG_0166  Eric Green, PhD, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, SP

WHEN: Friday, January 19, 2018

WHERE: St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, AL 35205

LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP: 

Overview:

Integrating Expressive Arts in Play Therapy: Participants will practice multiple techniques used in the expressive art therapy spectrum that can be integrated into play therapy with children and adolescents. The participants will be engaged in creative activities and supervised experience throughout the morning, including art interventions and creating group fairytales.

Mandalas in Play Therapy with Traumatized Children: Recent studies indicate coloring mandalas, paired with relaxation, improves therapeutic outcomes with children affected by anxiety. This workshop provides an overview of mandalas, including their history, color analysis, interpretation, and the incorporation of ‘sacred circles’ into the play therapy process with children affected by trauma.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Integrating Expressive Arts in Play Therapy (morning)

  1. Articulate the research-based supporting expressive arts and play therapy interventions with adolescents
  2. Identify at least two expressive arts and play therapy interventions to use with children in play therapy
  3. List steps in creating a fairy-tale with a child in play therapy

Mandalas in Play Therapy with Traumatized Children

  1. Identify two recent research findings that indicate the benefits of coloring mandalas with traumatized children in play therapy.
  2. List two primary colors used when creating mandalas and provide alternate analytical interpretations
  3. Articulate the five steps to incorporate mandalas into children’s play psychotherapy.

SCHEDULE:

Registration/Coffee……………………….8:00-8:30

Workshop Session…………………………8:30-12:00

Lunch (PROVIDED)…………………………12:00-1:00

Business Meeting (all encouraged to attend)…12:45-1:00

Workshop Session…………………………1:00-4:00

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Eric Green, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, SP, is a faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education in Baltimore, MD. He is the author and co-editor of “The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy,” “Counseling Families,” “No Child Forgotten,” and “Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents.” Dr. Green is a regularly invited keynote speaker across the U.S. and internationally, including recent events in Hawaii, Mexico, Australia, Michigan, and North Carolina. He’s featured in four current Alexander Street Press films, including “Expressive Arts with Adolescents.” Eric maintains a private-practice in child psychotherapy in south Louisiana.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Scholarships will be offered to full-time students who can be available Thursday evening and Friday prior to and during the conference. Interested applicants may access the volunteer application on our website. Any questions concerning this opportunity, contact:  Kathryn Blackwell at KBlackcat@aol.com

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

The conference will be held at St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, Al 25205. For more detailed directions go to: http://www.brunoconferencecenter.org/parking.asp

PARKING:bruno parking

Workshop participants can park in the North Tower

Parking Deck, additional parking is available in the

Women’s and Children’s Center parking deck.

Parking is $7.50 for the day.

LUNCH:

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED from 12:00-1:00.

Everyone is welcome to attend our business meeting

from 12:45- 1:00.

SPECIAL NEEDS:

For special needs: Katie McKeen at 334-303-1468

mckeenpa2010@gmail.com, Registration & CE Coordinator

CANCELLATIONS:

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 Jan 18, 2017. 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:  

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ACEP #6211

Six Contact Hours will be awarded for 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 clearly 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.

REGISTER EARLY – SEATING IS LIMITED!  Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.

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 http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership or from membership chairman Stephanie Bales, stephhbales@gmail.com.

** ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, January 15, 2018. 

Online/Mail-In Postmarked by January 8th After January 9th-15th Online         January 19 On-site
Non-Member $180
AAPT/APT Member $150
Full time Students $125

NOTE: Rates go up $20 after Friday, January 8th, 2018.

Group Discount $10.00 per registrant for groups of 3 or more registering together. Please specify if registering as a group and identify group members and affiliation. Check or money order only if registering by mail. No Purchase orders accepted.

Credit Cards accepted if registering online or onsite.

 

For mail-in registration, complete the mail-in the registration form:

Mail-in registration must be postmarked by January 8, 2018.

Click HERE to Download Green Brochure and Mail-In Registration Form

 

For REGISTRATION questions contact:

The CE and Registration Coordinators at aaptworkshops@gmail.com

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact:

Kori Babel at 941-345-7623 or via email at KHBabelPhD@gmail.com

 

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AAPT Presents: Creative and Play Therapy Interventions

Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents:

Creative and Play Therapy Interventions

WHEN:    Friday, August 18th, 2017

WHERE:  St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, AL 35205

LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP: 

This workshop will consist of six (6) 1-hr long presentations on different topics using creative and play therapy interventions with different populations. The sessions are as follows:

  • Using Creative and playful interventions in disaster relief populations
  • Using bibliotherapy with Creative and Play Directives
  • Animal Assisted Play Therapy
  • Using Music in Creative and Play Therapies
  • Using Art in Creative and Play Therapies
  • Tailoring These Interventions for use with Teens

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the usefulness of incorporating creative and play therapy interventions when working with clients.
  • Gain an understanding of using integrative creative and play therapy techniques.
  • Implement at least five new creative and play therapy interventions in sessions.

 

 SCHEDULE:

Registration/Coffee……………………….8:30-9:00

Workshop Session…………………………9:00-12:00

Lunch (PROVIDED)…………………………12:00-1:00

Workshop Session…………………………1:00-4:00

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Presenter names and credentials corresponding to the session number listed in learning objectives and goals

  • Lisa Elliott, MA, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, NCC, Certified TF-CBT Therapist
  • Heather Hardeman, MA, LPC, Registered Play Therapist, TBRI® Practitioner, Certified TF-CBT Therapist
  • Korinne Babel, Ph.D., LPC, Registered Play Therapist, NCC
  • James Jackson Jr., Ph.D., LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, NCC
  • Hallie Keel, MA, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
  • Stephanie Bales, EdS, LPC, Registered Play Therapist, NCC

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

The conference will be held at St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, Al 25205. For more detailed directions go to http://www.brunoconferencecenter.org/parking.asp

 

PARKING:

Workshop participants can park in the North Tower Parking Deck. Additional parking is available in the Women’s and Children’s Center parking deck.  Parking is $6 for the day.

 

LUNCH:

BOXED LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED from 12:00-1:00

SPECIAL NEEDS:

For special needs: Cathy Foss at 205-563-0555 catgracefo@aol.com, Registration and CE Coordinator

 

CANCELLATIONS:

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 August 17th, 2017. 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:

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.

REGISTER EARLY – SEATING IS LIMITED!  Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.

Mail-in registration must be postmarked by August 11th, 2017.

Online Registration deadline is Monday, August 14th, 2017. NOTE: Rates go up to $20 on Friday, August 11th, 2017.

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 on line or from membership chairman Stephanie Bales, stephhbales@gmail.com.

** ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, August 14th, 2017. 

                                                                                                                     After August 11th, 2017

AAPT/APT Member $80
Non-Member $100
Full-time Students $60

 

Group Discount $10.00 per registrant for groups of 3 or more registering together. Please specify if registering as a group and identify group members and affiliation check or money order only if registering by mail. No Purchase orders accepted.

Group Rate-AAPT/APT Member $80
Group Rate-Non-Member $100
Group Rate-Full-time Students $60

Credit Cards accepted if registering online and onsite.

 

For mail in registration, complete the mail in registration form:

 

 

Mail in registration form:

Name: ______________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________

 City/State/Zip: ________________________________________

 Phone:______________________________________________

Email:________________________________________________

License(s) Type:______________________________________

Amount enclosed $_____________.

 

Detach the previous page and mail this form with a check payable to:  

Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT)

Cathy Foss

1807 Lancaster Rd.

Birmingham, Al 35209

 

 

For REGISTRATION questions contact:

Cathy Foss at (205)563-0555 or catgracefo@aol.com

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact:

Heather Hardeman at (205) 222-0728 or heatherhardeman@gmail.com

 

 

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