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

PRESENTER: Dr. Rick Gaskill, LCPC, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor 

WHEN: Friday, June 18, 2021

WHERE: Online (Zoom)

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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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Utilizing Reality Play Therapy to explore a child’s quality world and Play Therapy in schools: Tools, techniques and strategies

Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents:

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Utilizing Reality Play Therapy to explore a child’s quality world

 and

  Play Therapy in schools: Tools, techniques and strategies

                                          Eric Davis, PhD, NCC, SB-RPT

WHEN: Friday, October 18th, 2019 8:30-4:00

WHERE:Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4225 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile,
Alabama 36609

This workshop will consist of two sessions with their own objectives.

Overview: Utilizing reality play therapy to explore a child’s quality world.  

Helping children discover, understand, and meet their wants and needs is key to mental health.
The presenter will discuss utilizing reality therapy with children through a medium that is familiar and effective for communicating these needs and wants, play. By combining play materials such as sand tray, puppets, and art with the reality therapy-based quality world, professional counselors can gain new perspectives for addressing wants, needs, and behaviors through a developmentally-appropriate tool.

Learning Objectives: Utilizing reality play therapy to explore a child’s quality world.

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

  1. Learning Objective 1: Attendees will gain knowledge regarding the use of a variety of play- based materials including sand tray, puppets, and art.
  2. Learning Objective 2: Attendees will gain knowledge regarding choice theory and reality therapy as a child-based counseling approach.
  3. Learning Objective 3: Attendees will gain knowledge regarding how to integrate play and reality therapy to work with children.

Overview: Play therapy in schools: Tools, techniques, and strategies:

Title: Play therapy in schools: Tools, techniques, and strategies.
Elementary school students are rapidly becoming a population with myriad of mental health needs related to issues such as trauma, anxiety, and grief. Serving this very unique population requires culturally and developmentally appropriate school-based interventions. Play therapy has proven to be an effective and efficient means for providing counseling to elementary students by entering their worlds through the familiar experience of toys, creativity, and play. The presenter will discuss a variety of materials, skills, and strategies that can be incorporated into a school counselor’s repertoire to serve students and school stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Learning Objective 1: Attendees will learn about selecting appropriate materials that can be utilized in a school setting.
  2. Learning Objective 2: Attendees will learn various play therapy skills for verbal and nonverbal communication in a school setting.
  3. Learning Objective 3: Attendees will learn a variety of strategies (e.g. limit setting) for conducting a school-based play therapy session.
  4. Learning Objective 4: Attendees will learn strategies for introducing and gaining support for school-based play therapy with school stakeholders.

About the presenter:

Dr. Eric S. Davis is a counselor educator at the University of South Florida. He has worked in a juvenile detention center and special education, elementary, and high schools. He is a Florida certified school counselor, National Certified Counselor, and School-Based Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Davis’ research areas include chronic illness and school-based issues, using play therapy to work with language and behavior difficulties, stay-at-home-dads, and creative counselor education pedagogy.

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

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

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:
Available on site. Email ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org if you plan to register onsite.

AAPT/APT Member           $100

Non-Member                      $120

Full time Students              $80

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 at membership@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 October 16, 2019. 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.

SPECIAL NEEDS: For special needs: Registration & CE Coordinator ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org

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

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact: Kyle Flaherty at regionalworkshops@alabamaplaytherapy.org

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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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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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