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 struggling with obsessive compulsions and perfectionism can be incredibly challenging as the desire to move the child out of their rigidity and rituals can overshadow the deeper issues and stressors driving the behaviors.  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a complex disorder as the reasons behind the behaviors vary from managing anxiety to past traumas to focused energy inside of a child driving them towards their genius and that which is most meaningful.  Due to the complexity, therapists often mis-label, mis-understand and mis-guide these children in how to work with and understand their rituals and need for perfectionism.  Without an understanding of this disorder and how play therapy is able to support the integration of the underlying drivers of the behaviors, play therapists can inadvertently intensify the inner struggle that is often experienced by these children as they attempt to stop, control and even deny the urges in their bodies.   

Drawing from Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral, and Synergetic Play Therapy theories, this workshop is filled with non-directive and directive play based interventions to help support play therapists on a path to understand the perfection in these children’s perfection, while teaching the child how to do the same.  Play therapists will take a deeper look at the regulatory function of the child’s behaviors that manage the internal conflicts and anxieties these children often carry.  Through discussion and experiential exercises, play therapists will learn how to separate the underlying drivers from the wisdom of the rituals themselves.  With this knowledge, play therapists will learn how to use themselves and many forms of play to help these children access an understanding of the greatest perfection that exists, the child just as they are.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Explore the symptoms of OCD and how they present themselves in play therapy
  2. Discuss OCD as a strategy to regulate the nervous system and how to support the child’s need for regulation
  3. Discuss the possible connection between OCD and a child’s genius and the implications of this when working with OCD in play therapy
  4. Explore how play therapy helps a child with OCD and perfectionism learn how to regulate through their anxiety and need for perfectionism
  5. Explore ways to help a child integrate and manage some of the fears that may be driving the compulsive behaviors
  6. Discuss how a therapist’s own compulsions in a play therapy session can hinder or support a child’s play therapy process

Presenter

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is the founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute. She is an international teacher, the creator of Synergetic Play Therapy®, host of the Lessons from the Playroom podcast and webinar series and author of Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity. She is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s Professional Education and Training Award of Excellence.

Day 1 Schedule

Registration8:00-8:30
Workshop Session I8:30-10:00
Morning Break10:00-10:15
Workshop Session II10:15-12:00
Lunch Break12:00-12:45
AAPT Annual Membership Meeting12:45-1:00
Workshop Session III1:00-2:30
Afternoon Break 2:30-2:45
Afternoon Session 2:45-4:00
All Times are CST

Continuing Education Credit

Six Contact Hours will be awarded for day one (Friday) of attendance.  

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:

REGISTRATION FEESEarly On-Site
AAPT/APT Member$130$150
Non-Member $160$180
Full-Time Student$105$125
Space is not Guaranteed Until Your Registration is Processed.

**REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Friday, June 10th, 2022**

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.

Scholarships:

Scholarships to attend the AAPT workshop will be offered to full-time students who volunteer to be available Thursday evening, June 16th and all-day Friday, June 17th to assist with the conference. Volunteer duties may involve working registration, assisting with setup prior to the event, cleaning up after the event, selling books for the presenter, and preparing materials for the workshop. Students interested in volunteering for the event should contact Ella Watson at studentrep@alabamaplaytherapy.org or Dr. Amy Davis at president@alabamaplaytherapy.org and submit proof of enrollment in a counseling or related program (SW, MFT, etc). 

Location: Bruno Conference Center at St. Vincent’s in Birmingham

Special Needs:

Please contact CE & Registration at ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org, Registration & CE Coordinator

Cancellations:

Registrants canceling up to 48 hours before a workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $20 administrative fee (per day). All requests must be made in writing or by email. No refunds will be issued for any reason after January 26, 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.

Membership Information:

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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)

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Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to effectively identify and describe narrative therapy, list its background history, and understand how it can be utilized with play therapy. 
  2. Participants will be able to discuss, explain, and utilize play therapy techniques to assist clients in rewriting narratives through art, bibliotherapy, and other directives.
  3. Participants will be able to explain and demonstrate techniques of ethically sound holistic counseling through use of narrative therapy in a play therapy setting.
  4. Participants will effectively utilize skills in recognition of application in their individual setting and practice incorporating playful narrative interventions.
  5. Participants will be able to describe and demonstrate techniques of art play therapy directives for use in narrative counseling.

Presenter

Mindi​ ​Amberson​, LPC-S, EdS, NCC, RPT-S, is a Licensed​ ​Professional​ ​Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Mindi earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Jacksonville State University. She earned her Master’s Degree and Ed. S. in Community Agency Counseling from Jacksonville State University. She also maintains her school counselor certification, Relaxation Based Pain Management Certification, and National Counselor Certification. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Baylor University, focusing on organizational change and leadership in Education. She is currently working on her dissertation titled: A Case Study: Elementary Teacher’s Perceptions of Play Based Learning and Its Impact on Students’ Physical, Social, Cognitive, and Emotional Development. 

She owns and directs Orchard Road Counseling and Consulting, where she provides therapy, supervision, and consulting services. While a diverse background in social work and counseling may not seem like a perfect fit for a school counselor position, it has made the transition a beautiful experience for her. She believes in the power of community partnerships, and has used her professional experience in play therapy as means to meet both individual and small group needs in a school setting. Mindi is in her eighth year as the school counselor at Wellborn Elementary and has over 17 years of social work and counseling experience. Mindi was awarded the Alabama School Counselor of the Year Award for 2017, as well as Teacher Hall of Fame for JSU 2016-2017 school year. She enjoys speaking to counselors and educators on several topics, in particular on ways to incorporate play with all ages.

Mindi is married to Justin Amberson and they have four children. Self-care is always a must for counselors and she enjoys this time by being a bookworm, a google nerd, and finding any way to enjoy nature. She also coaches the girls’ Varisty Basketball team at Wellborn High School, and ends up most nights (no matter the sports season) cheering on the Wellborn Panthers! 

Schedule

Registration8:00-8:30
Workshop Session I8:30-10:00
Break10:00-10:15
Workshop Session II10:15-12:00
Lunch Break (on your own)12:00-1:00
Workshop Session III1:00-2:30
Break2:30-2:45
Workshop Session IV2:45-4:00
  
All Times are CST

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:

 OnlineOn-Site
AAPT/APT Member$70$80
Non-Member Online$90$100
Full-Time Student$50$60

Space is not Guaranteed Until Your Registration is Processed.

** ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Friday, April 8th, 2022 2 11:59 PM CST*

Group Discount:

A discount of $10.00 per registrant for groups of  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 ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org, Registration & CE Coordinator

Cancellations:

Registrants canceling up to 48 hours before a workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $20 administrative fee (per day). All requests must be made in writing or by email. No refunds will be issued for any reason after April 13, 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.

Membership Information:

Membership applications are available online http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership or by emailing membership@alabamaplaytherapy.org

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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? ( 3 Hours)

Day 1: TraumaPlay™: A Flexibly Sequential Approach to Treating Trauma and Attachment Issues

Description: 

TraumaPlay™ is a flexibly sequential play therapy model that combines both directive and non-directive methods into an integrated framework for treating children and families with trauma and attachment issues. Grounded in an understanding of the neurobiology of trauma and the neurobiology of play and the power of one to heal the other, TraumaPlay™ offers an umbrella framework of evidence-based treatment components that provide the scaffolding for a multitude of developmentally sensitive play-based interventions. Participants will leave this workshop with practical strategies for enhancing safety and security, assessing for and augmenting coping, soothing the physiology, enhancing emotional literacy, providing play-based gradual exposure, addressing the thought life, and making positive meaning of the posttrauma self. This six-hour workshop will provide an overview of the model, illustrate this work with case examples and offer a multitude of immediately usable play therapy interventions that can be integrated into clinical practice. 

Learning Objectives: 

1) List the seven core components of TraumaPlay

2) Describe at least one play therapy and intervention that can be used in pursuit of each treatment goal

3) Articulate the three roles play therapists are asked to embody in TraumaPlay

4) List four play therapy interventions for soothing the physiology

5) Identify four extra-linguistic play therapy mediums for augmenting trauma narrative work

6) Define the “continuum of disclosure” as separate from transformative trauma narrative work

Day 2: Supervisor, Supervisor: How Does Your Garden Grow? 

Description: 

TraumaPlay provides a Cascade of Care approach to the development of supervisors. Grounded in an attachment framework, supervisors in training work to build their own reflective capacity as they help supervisees grow theirs. This workshop will help you stretch your attachment grounding and reflective capacity while exploring how the three roles of a TraumaPlay Supervisor are integrated with a variety of supervision spaces. 

Learning Objectives: 

1) Name two main roles of attachment figures, per the Circle of Security model.

2) List the three roles that TraumaPlay supervisors are always working to embody.

3) Using the rooms metaphor, list the primary supervision spaces 

4) Explain which of these rooms you frequent the most and how this frequency impacts your supervisory practice.

5) Explore one countertransference issue that has come up for you in a supervisory relationship.

Presenter

Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, is the creator of the TraumaPlay™ model, the founder and Clinical Director of Nurture House, and the Executive Director of the TraumaPlay™ Institute. She is an internationally renowned speaker, a prolific author (insert the page with the books), and a master clinician. While she has spent the past 25 years specializes in treating trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment, and neglect) and attachment disturbances, as well as anxiety disorders, she often provides help for angry, dysregulated, and depressed children and teens. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, and travels around the world helping clinicians, parents, and teachers better serve children from hard places. She particularly enjoys integrating trauma-informed approaches and is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist. She also finds great joy in helping other clinicians create safe spaces for children and families. She is a child development expert, she frequently provides parent consultation, dyadic assessment, and parent coaching to help parents manage and resolve their children’s behavior problems. With trainings in Morocco, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, Istanbul, South Africa, Nepal, Turkey, and China as well as frequent domestic presentations, she is best known for developing clinically sound, played-based interventions that are used to treat a variety of childhood problems. he has received the APT award for Play Therapy Promotion and Education serves on the Board of the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy and served as the Executive Director of the Lipscomb Play Therapy and Expressive Arts Center. She provides play therapy and licensure supervision and consults with various school districts, agencies, and mental health organizations to help develop play therapy programs and create more developmentally sensitive programming.   Some of her most recent books include Parents as Partners in Child Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide, Trauma and Play Therapy, Tackling Touchy Subjects, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach, and The Worry Wars: An Anxiety Workbook for Kids and their Helpful Adults. She delights in her husband, her three children, shifting paradigms, and holding hard stories for families in need.

Day 1 Schedule

Registration8:00-8:30
Workshop Session I8:30-10:00
Morning Break10:00-10:15
Workshop Session II10:15-12:00
Lunch Break12:00-12:45
AAPT Annual Membership Meeting12:45-1:00
Workshop Session III1:00-2:30
Afternoon Break 2:30-2:45
Afternoon Session 2:45-4:00
All Times are CST

Day 2 Schedule

Registration8:00-8:30
Workshop Session I8:30-10:00
Morning Break 10:00-10:15
Workshop Session II10:15-11:45
All times are CST

Continuing Education Credit

Six Contact Hours will be awarded for day one (Friday) of attendance. Three Contact Hours will be awarded for day two (Saturday). 

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:

DAY 1 OnlineOn-Site
AAPT/APT Member$130$150
Non-Member Online$160$180
Full-Time Student$105$125
Space is not Guaranteed Until Your Registration is Processed.

** ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Friday, January 14th, 2022**

DAY 2OnlineOn-Site
Single Day Registration (Saturday Only)$75$95
Add on to Day 1 Registration $60$75
Space is not guaranteed until your registration has been processed

** We will follow CDC recommendations and guidelines. Masks will be required for the workshops at this time.**

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.

Location: Bruno Conference Center at St. Vincent’s in Birmingham

Special Needs:

Please contact CE & Registration at ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org, Registration & CE Coordinator

Cancellations:

Registrants canceling up to 48 hours before a workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $20 administrative fee (per day). All requests must be made in writing or by email. No refunds will be issued for any reason after January 26, 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.

Membership Information:

Membership applications are available online http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership or by emailing membership@alabamaplaytherapy.org

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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 clinical aspects of play therapy through telehealth while adhering to ethical and legal guidelines. The workshop will include case examples and discussion of strategies to use when working with children and families in play therapy through the telehealth modality.  

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will review APT Standards of Care.
  2. Participants will apply the APT Standards of Care and the ACA Code of Ethics to cases dealing with telehealth and play therapy.
  3. Participants will review and practice applying an ethical decision-making model in case studies.
  4. Participants will increase awareness on how telehealth and cultural diversity impact treatment in play therapy.
  5. Participants will be able to identify and explain three potential confidentiality violations and safeguards when using technology in play therapy practice. 
  6. Participants will learn two play therapy techniques to help process ethical dilemmas through telehealth consultation groups.
  7. Participants will learn how to document telehealth and play therapy to ensure compliance for third party payment. 

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.

*Garrett is also licensed as an LPC in the State of South Carolina (#6972).

Schedule:    

10am CST—11:30 am CST via Zoom

Log-on 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 12:00-1:00

Afternoon Session Part I 1:00-4:00 

Break 2:30-2:45 

Afternoon Session Part II 2:45-4:00 

Continuing Education Credit:

6 Non-Contact Hours will be awarded for full 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. 

Additionally, registrants (RPT, RPT-S, & SB-RPT) with continuing education due between March 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021, may submit all non-contact training hours to fulfill the 18 hours of play therapy continuing education due with their credentialing renewal.

Registration Fees:

Early registration is recommended as space is limited to 100 attendees. Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed and the registration fee has been paid. 

 Friday, July 23, 2021
AAPT/APT Member$50
Non-Member$75
Student$50
 *Registration ends at 11:59 CST on Friday, July 16, 2021

Special Needs:

Please contact CE & Registration at ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org, Registration & CE Coordinator

Cancellations:

All 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 July 21, 2021. 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. 

Questions:

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact Angela Mains at 205-940-4621 or regionalworkshops@alabamaplaytherapy.org

For REGISTRATION questions contact CE and Registration Coordinators at ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org

Secure your spot today! Register online using the yellow button at the top of this page.

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 a traditional tray. This is a fantastic tool for offices, agencies, schools, hospitals, crisis environments, telehealth, and more. This course is for the play therapist who would like to explore the use of the Virtual Sandtray App in sessions.  Basic use information will be the focus through live demonstration of the program use, along with descriptions of use within in-person, face to face sessions and telehealth.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least one feature of the Virtual Sandtray App when used in Play Therapy. 
  2. Describe how the Virtual Sandtray can be used to review previously completed trays for use in a Play Therapy session.
  3. Describe the accessibility features of the Virtual Sandtray App for clients in Play Therapy.
  4. Explain at least one component of the remote feature of the Virtual Sandtray app for telemental health Play Therapy sessions.

Presenter: 

Dr. Jessica Stone is an international speaker, clinical supervisor, and renowned play therapist.  She is the CEO and co-creator of The Virtual Sandtray®©, a best-selling author, and developer of Digital Play Therapy (TM). Dr. Stone has been featured for her work throughout the virtual world as an innovator, ambassador of play, and stalwart advocate for the use of digital technology in the field of psychology. 

Schedule:    

10am CST—11:30 am CST via Zoom

Continuing Education Credit:

1.5 Non-Contact Hours will be awarded for full 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. 

Additionally, registrants (RPT, RPT-S, & SB-RPT) with continuing education due between March 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021, may submit all non-contact training hours to fulfill the 18 hours of play therapy continuing education due with their credentialing renewal.

Registration Fees:

Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.

 Friday, May 7, 2021
Registration*$20
 *Registration ends at 11:59 CST on Friday, April 30, 2021

Special Needs:

Please contact CE & Registration at ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org, Registration & CE Coordinator

Cancellations:

Registrants canceling up to 48 hours before a workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $5 administrative fee (per day). All requests must be made in writing or by email. No refunds issued for any reason after May 5, 2021.  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.

Questions:

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact Angela Mains at 205-940-4621 or regionalworkshops@alabamaplaytherapy.org

For REGISTRATION questions contact CE and Registration Coordinators at ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org

Secure your spot today! Register online using the yellow button at the top of this page.

A Neurosequential Therapeutic Approach to Play and Play Therapy for Children with Trauma

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Registration is closed.
Both Friday and Saturday Sessions are at Capacity.

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.  It is now apparent that traumatic and neglectful developmental experiences negatively impact normal brain growth in all areas of the brain depending on the nature of the maltreatment, developmental stage of the child, and the quality of the nurturing environment. Science now informs us that these factors cause disorganization in specific areas of the brain and that traditional play therapy interventions may not be equally effective in each region.  While play therapy embodies many neurobiological principles, a “one size fits all” therapeutic approach will be less effective than treatments designed for specific affected brain regions.  As play therapists learn fundamental concepts regarding brain development, brain organization, and the impact of trauma, we become better able to identify effective play therapy treatment options. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will be able to identify neurobiological concepts vital to understanding brain processing 
  2. Participants will be able to discuss misperceptions of brain functioning which impair treatment outcome
  3. Participants will list the six key neurological concepts  (6 R’s) present in successful play therapy interventions 
  4. Participants will identify crucial play therapy intervention strategies for trauma encoded in different brain regions
  5.  Participants will integrate treatment strategies into play therapy using the regulate, relate, reason paradigm 
  6. Participants will design patterned and repetitive play therapy activities into episodes into successful  treatment outcomes 

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Gaskill holds a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology and has worked in community mental health for 45 years. Currently, he is Executive Director of Sumner Mental Health Center in Wellington, KS. Rick also served as Children’s Director and Clinical Director before becoming the Executive Director.   He is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and an Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor. Rick was a founding member and past president of the Kansas Association for Play Therapy and is a pass Chair of the Board of Directors for the national Association for Play Therapy as well have serving as a reviewer for the International Journal for Play Therapy.

 Dr. Gaskill is an adjunct faculty member at Wichita State University, teaching play therapy and supervising play therapy practica since 1995.  He cofounder of the WSU Approved Play Therapy Center in 2010.  Dr. Gaskill has published 4 book chapters (3 with Dr. Bruce Perry Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy), a research article, as well as multiple articles involving the neurobiology of trauma, the use of play therapy, and NMT guided play activities in treating trauma.  He has designed, operated, consulted, and lectured on children’s therapy, therapeutic preschools, trauma informed schools, and the integration of school based mental health services throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia over the past 30 years.  

He received the Chairman’s Award from Future’s Unlimited in 1997 for his work with at risk children and was named the Kansas Head Start Partner of the Year in 2005 for his work with therapeutic preschools. Dr. Gaskill was named a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, Texas, in 2004. In 2006, he was named one of the Regional Administrator’s Leadership Award Winners for ACF Region VI of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding trauma informed care, and in 2013 served on the Governor’s Mental Health Task Force for the State of Kansas.  In 2014, Dr. Gaskill was honored with the Exemplary Service to Children and Families Award at the Kansas Governor’s Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. In 2015, he was also recognized for his consultation and work with traumatized preschoolers by the National Association to Protect Children and in 2017 Wichita State University awarded him the College of Education’s Champion of Education Award.  Also in 2017, Dr. Gaskill was presented the Alice Eberhart-Wright Visionary Award for his outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of early childhood mental health by the Kansas Association of Infant Mental Health.  Finally, the Kansas Association for Play Therapy named Dr. Gaskill the first recipient of the Rick Gaskill Luminary Award for his contributions to play therapy in the State of Kansas in 2018 naming the award in his honor.  In 2020 Rick was selected for the Wichita State University Hall of Fame.

Schedule:   

8:00-8:30Log-on
8:30-9:00Neuroscience background and implications for play therapy
9:00-10:30Identify key brain regions and methods to impact these regions
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-12:00Design and sequence neurologically appropriate activities for affected brain regions
12:00-12:45Lunch Break
12:45-1:00AAPT Business Meeting
1:00-2:30Apply the 6 R’s of neurologically informed and biologically sensitive play therapy
2:30-2:45Break
2:45-4:00Create a therapeutic web through the use of the 6 R’s 
4:00Post Workshop Exam and Evaluation
All times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (6 hrs) CONTACT CE Hours.  Six Contact Hours will be awarded for a full day of attendance. Attendees  must successfully complete a post-test and an evaluation. 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. 

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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 ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org, Registration & CE Coordinator if you have special needs for the workshop.

Registration Information:

Early registration is recommended as space is limited to 40 attendees. Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed and the registration fee has been paid. 

CategoryRegistration Fee
AAPT/APT Member$100
Non-Member$130
Full Time Student$90
*Registration ends at 11:59 CST on Friday, June 4, 2021 or when conference reaches 40 registrants. 

Membership Information: 

Membership applications are available online http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership or by emailing membership@alabamaplaytherapy.org

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 June 15, 2021.  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.

Questions?

For REGISTRATION questions contact: CE and Registration Coordinators at ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org 

For workshop QUESTIONS contact: Amy Davis (256) 577-3428 or pres-elect@alabamaplaytherapy.org 

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 via Zoom so that everyone can attend safely!  Links to these meetings will be sent out via AAPT newsletter. So, check your in-boxes.

  • Meeting #1 Monday, February 8th at 9am 
  • Meeting #2 Wednesday, February 10th at 12noon  
  • Meeting #3 Friday, February 12th at 6pm 

During these meetings, you will be able to meet some of your AAPT board members and network! You will also discuss some of the requirements for becoming a Registered Play Therapist and learn how to find a supervisor. Suggestions for upcoming workshop topics and presenters will be also be polled.

Lastly- everyone who logs on and participates in a session will be entered to win a play therapy item that can be used in your practice OR a discount on an upcoming workshop!!!

So, don’t wait! Put one of these dates and times on your calendar and set an alarm – you don’t want to miss out!

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Effective Play Therapy: Interventions for Tough Times (AM) and Advanced Play Therapy: Deepening the Relationship (PM) – SATURDAY

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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 who are angry or depressed; children who have experienced trauma; children on the brink of institutionalization. These are our toughest cases and the ones for which we have few answers and effective interventions. This presentation will address why and how play therapy works for children from the most difficult populations. Play therapy will be described and demonstrated in detail regarding its use and effectiveness with children displaying the most problematic presenting issues. Participants will learn best practices regarding limit-setting for challenging children. Participants will learn how to communicate effectively through play therapy, how to measure effectiveness throughout treatment, and how to work within the “real” world of responding to funding sources, managed care, administrators, parents and other adults. Specific techniques regarding limit-setting, consultation, documentation, and measurement will be addressed for play therapy. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will be able to list the six conditions necessary for effective play therapy..
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least three models of rationale for using play therapy with severe presenting issues.
  3. Participants will be able to identify basic and advanced techniques in limit-setting in a play therapy setting. 
  4. Participants will be able to set individualized and measurable goals in play therapy. 
  5. Participants will be able to measure play therapy effectiveness through tracking progress. 
  6. Participants will be able to communicate progress to parents and systemic partners. 

Afternoon Session: Advanced Play Therapy: Deepening the Relationship

Description:  This workshop focuses on advanced skills in play therapy including the use of themes in play therapy and building positive relationships with parents for the child’s therapeutic benefit. This workshop will offer a process for identifying common themes in play therapy that will help the play therapist learn to communicate more effectively with the child in session and with parents and schools outside of session. The presenter will lead participants through a systematic method of identification and use of themes to enhance the play therapy process. Additionally, the presenter will actively engage participants in using theme skills for practice immediately upon completion of the workshop. Also, the workshop will facilitate skills on how to use play themes to determine therapeutic progress and ascertain the need for termination.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify at least 20 possible themes in play therapy
  2. Participants will identify the three main components of identifying themes observed in play therapy.
  3. Participants will be able to match themes with observed play. 
  4. Participants will be able to communicate themes through responses in play sessions.
  5. Participants will be able to communicate play therapy themes to parents in parent consultations. 
  6. Participants will be able to track play therapy progress through themes.

Presenter: Dee Ray, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S is Distinguished Teaching Professor and Elaine Millikan Mathes Professor in Early Childhood Education in the Counseling Program and Director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas.  Dr. Ray has published over 120 articles, chapters, and books in the field of play therapy, specializing in research specifically examining the process and effects of Child Centered Play Therapy.  Dr. Ray is author of A Therapist’s Guide to Development: The Extraordinarily Normal Years, Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice, Child Centered Play Therapy Treatment Manual, and co-author of Group Play Therapy and Child Centered Play Therapy Research. 

She is a founding board member and past president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling, as well as current board member of the Association for Play Therapy. She is founding editor of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, American Counseling Association Fellow, and recipient of the American Counseling Association Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award, Association for Humanistic Counseling Educator Award, Association for Play Therapy Outstanding Research Award, Top 25 Women Professors in Texas Award, and many others. 

Schedule:    

Log-on8:00-8:30
Morning Session Part I8:30-10:00
Break10:00-10:15
Morning Session Part II10:15-12:00
Lunch Break12:00-12:45
AAPT Business Meeting12:45-1:00
Afternoon Session Part I1:00-4:00
Break2:30-2:45
Afternoon Session Part II2:45-4:00
All times listed are on Central Time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Education Credit:

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (6 hrs) CONTACT CE Hours.  

Six Contact Hours will be awarded for a full day of attendance. Attendees  must successfully complete a post-test and an evaluation. 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 ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org, 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 January 20, 2021.  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:

Early registration is recommended as space is limited to 40 attendees. Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed and the registration fee has been paid. 

 Registration Fee  
AAPT/APT Member$100
Non-Member$130
Full Time Student$90
*Registration ends at 11:59 CST on Friday, January 8, 2021

 

 

 

 

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 Therapy and Behavioral Therapy approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), neurodevelopmental disorders, and other developmental disabilities. The phases of treatment, primary and secondary target goals, and parent involvement will be covered. Several play therapy interventions designed for children with ASD will also be presented through experiential participation, session clips, and case examples.

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will be able to identify the components of AutPlay Therapy including the phases of treatment and parent/family involvement.
2) Participants will be able to outline the theoretical underpinnings of AutPlay Therapy including play therapy models and behavioral therapy.
3) Participants will be able to demonstrate the assessment process in AutPlay Therapy, including conducting an autism screening.
4) Participants will be able to identify play deficits and how to structure effective play therapy interventions for children with ASD.
5) Participants will be able to explain the three primary and three secondary target treatment areas in AutPlay Therapy.
6) Participants will be able to list several play therapy interventions used in AutPlay Therapy.

**Additional online modules will be required post-training in order to receive the AutPlay Credential ($270 additional). Day 1 attendees must register online within 4 weeks (by October 16th) to be eligible to complete the training at the reduced rate.

Using Play therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges

Description: An overview of sensory processing challenges will be covered along with descriptors of the eight sensory processing areas. The benefits of non-directive and structured play therapy will be covered as well as the foundations for using play therapy with sensory issues. The concept of a sensory play diet will be defined and explored. Several play therapy interventions designed to help with sensory issues will be explained and presented through book examples and session video clips. Current research will be presented, and participants will have the opportunity to understand how to create a sensory-friendly playroom. 

Learning Objectives:
1) Define what is meant by sensory processing issues and how these issues can present in play therapy sessions.
2) Identify several play therapy interventions that can be used to address sensory processing challenges.
3) Conceptualize the foundations of using play therapy with sensory challenges.
4) Outline a sensory play therapy diet to help children with sensory struggles.
5) Identify how to make a play therapy room and offices sensory-friendly.
6) Explain research related to play, play therapy, and sensory processing.

 Friday,
September 18th
Saturday,
September 19th
Both
Days
Registration* Fee$60$60$100
*Registration ends at 11:59 CST on Friday, September 11, 2020
**Additional online module (at reduced rate) will be required post training to receive the AutPlay credential.

Presenter: Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an ASD and neurodevelopmental disorders approach incorporating play therapy, behavioral therapy, and relationship development approaches. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapy provider and trained in many established ASD treatment approaches. Dr. Grant is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma-related therapy for children and adults.

Dr. Grant is an international speaker and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The World Autism Congress. He is a multi-published author of several articles, book chapters, and books.

Questions: Contact Amy Davis at pres-elect@alabamaplaytherapy.org or 256-577-3428

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Continuing Education Credit: Six non-contact CE will be awarded for each full day of attendance (12 total CE available for both days). No partial credit will be awarded.

Additionally, registrants (RPT, RPT-S, & SB-RPT) with continuing education due between March 15, 2020 and December 31, 2020, may submit all non-contact training hours to fulfill the 18 hours of play therapy continuing education due with their credentialing renewal.

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 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.

Special Needs: Please contact CE & Registration at ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org, Registration & CE Coordinator

Cancellations: Registrants canceling up to 48 hours before a workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $20 administrative fee (per day). All requests must be made in writing or by email. No refunds issued for any reason after September 16, 2020.  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.

An email containing a link to the webinar will be sent the day before the training. This email will also contain handouts and suggested supplies from the presenter.

Play Therapy with Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence

Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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. Many of these children experience serious mental health problems such as disruptive behavior, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Play therapists can be the significant difference in helping children exposed to domestic violence become resilient. Through up-to-date research and inspiring case studies, participants in this workshop will learn how to (1) explain the neurophysiological and psychological impact of domestic violence to adults and children; (2) design play-based procedures for establishing safety; (3) analyze play behavior of children exposed to DV, (4) demonstrate Trauma-Informed Child Centered Play Therapy procedures for facilitating a restorative trauma narrative, (5) develop play-based methods for children to connect with parents and safe people, and (6) implement self-care strategies.     

Objectives of the Workshop

  1. Investigate the neurophysiological and psychological impact of domestic violence on children and formulate methods to explain this to adults and children.
  2. Design play-based procedures for establishing safety for children exposed to domestic violence
  3. Analyze play behavior of children exposed to domestic violence.
  4. Demonstrate Trauma-Informed Child Centered Play Therapy procedures for facilitating a restorative trauma narrative, including facilitating understanding and enlarging the meaning
  5. Develop play-based methods for children to connect with parents and safe people
  6. Implement self-care strategies for play therapists working with children exposed to domestic violence

Brief Bio

Dr. Jennifer Baggerly is Professor of Counseling at the University of North Texas-Dallas and a play therapist at Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health in the Dallas area. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Dr. Baggerly is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association for Play Therapy (APT), the former chair of the APT research committee, and a recipient of the Outstanding Play Therapist Award from the Florida Association for Play Therapy. She has provided play therapy to children who have experienced trauma such as domestic violence for over twenty years. She has over 60 publications, including five books, numerous peer refereed journal articles, many books chapters, and several videos. Dr. Baggerly is recognized as a play therapy expert worldwide, having presented in Argentina, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan.

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 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.

Onsite Price Jan 18- Jan. 31st

AAPT/APT Member Onsite: $150

Non-Member Onsite: $180

Full-time Students Onsite: $125

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.

Special Accommodations

Please contact CE & Registration at ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org

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 January 29th, 2020. 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

Membership

Applications are available online at http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership or from the Membership Committee at membership@alabamaplaytherapy.org

Questions

Contact James Jackson at pres-elect@alabamaplaytherapy.org or 205-800-0215

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