Ethics for Mental Health Professionals Alabama

Practical Mental Health Ethics

Applications for a Fast Changing World


Online (Early Bird) Registration is closed.

Remember, you can still register as follows:

  • Onsite at the workshop location in Montgomery, Alabama (see below for location details)
  • On the morning of the workshop between 8am – 8:30am, Friday, April 22, 2016
  • At the regular, non-discounted rate

Please arrive early, see you there!


Practical Mental Health Ethics - Play Therapy Training Alabama

AAPT is sponsoring a Regional Workshop by Jeffrey S. Ashby, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S on April 22, 2016 titled, “Practical Mental Health Ethics: Applications for a Fast Changing World”.

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Page Index

About the Workshop

Learning Objectives

About The Presenter

Registration Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Volunteer Opportunities & Scholarships

Map, Parking, Lunch & Special Needs

Cancellation Policy & Refunds

Continuing Education & AAPT Membership

Questions?


Workshop Title

Practical Mental Health Ethics: Applications for a Fast Changing World

Presenter

Jeffrey S. Ashby, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S (see “About the Presenter”)

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Date

Friday, April 22, 2016

Location

Family Guidance Center
2358 Fairlane Drive
Building D
Montgomery, AL 36116

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About The Workshop

Ongoing clinical practice often contributes to a kind of ethical “drift”.

In addition, the internet, social media, and other technological changes have offered new ethical challenges for mental health clinicians.

Using case examples, discussion, and lecture, participants in this workshop will consider how the ethical codes apply to the practical world of counseling and special emphasis will be placed on developing professionals’ understanding of decision-making processes used in arriving at ethical courses of action in the context of a changing world.

The workshop will highlight issues of informed consent, competence, confidentiality, and boundaries/multiple relationships.

Using case studies and vignettes, professionals will be invited to consider what might be the best course of action in a variety of scenarios presenting ethical dilemmas.

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Workshop Agenda

  • 8am – 8:30am ~ Registration/Coffee
  • 8:30am – 11:30am ~ Workshop Session
  • 11:30am – 1pm ~ Lunch (provided)
  • 1pm – 4:00pm ~ Workshop Session

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Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the assumptions and theories behind ethical decision making models
  2. Identify and explain a practical model for ethical decision-making
  3. Explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of informed consent
  4. Explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of competence
  5. Explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of confidentiality
  6. Explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of dual relationships

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About The Presenter

Jeff Ashby - Licensed PsychologistDr. Jeff Ashby is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University.

He is the Director of Georgia State’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program, a licensed psychologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor.

Dr. Ashby has taught ethics at the graduate level for over 20 years and has served as Chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Association of Play Therapy and as an ethics content expert with the State of Georgia Psychology board.

He has made over 100 presentations at professional conferences and authored/co-authored more than 80 articles in refereed journals, numerous book chapters, and two books.


References

Behnke, S. (2008). Ethics in the age of the internet. Psychological Monitor, 7, 74.

Behnke, S. (2007). Posting on the internet: An opportunity for self (and other) reflection. Psychological Monitor, 38, 60.

Cantor, D. (2005). Patients’ rights in psychotherapy. In G. Koocher, J. Norcross, & S. Hill (Eds), Psychologists’ desk reference (pp. 181-183). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Corey, G., Corey, M.S. & Callanan (2011). Issues and ethics in the helping professions. Boston, MA: BrooksCole.

Corsier, B.S., (2012). Wired to connect: Evolutionary psychology and social networks. Review of General Psychology, 16, 230-239.

Harris, S.E. & Robinson Kurpius, S.E. (2014). Social networking and professional ethics: Client searches, informed consent, and disclosure. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45, 11-19.

Jordan, N.A., Russell, L., Afousi, E., Chemel, T., McVicker, M., Robertson, J. & Winek, J. (2014). The ethical use of social media in marriage and family therapy. The Family Journal, 22, 104-112.

Maheu, M. & Gordon, B., (2000). Counseling and therapy on the Internet. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 31(5), 484-489.

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Registration

  • Seating is limited so register early.
  • Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.
  • Save $$ with Early Bird registration (via Online or Postal Mail registration).

Payment Options

  • Registration is available Online, via Postal Mail and On-site
  • Online Registration Payments are processed via PayPal. Click here to register.
    • Please note: This is a secure process and does NOT require a PayPal account.
  • For registration by Postal Mail: download, fill out, and send registration form and payment to the address provided on form. Click here to download mail-in Registration Form >>
    • Check or money order only if registering by Postal Mail.
    • Purchase Orders are not accepted.

Deadlines

  • April 15, 2016 ~ Postal Mail registration must be postmarked by this date.
  • April 18, 2016 (end of day, midnight) ~ Online Registration will be closed.
  • April 22, 2016 ~ On-site Registration, participants can register at workshop location on the morning of.

Workshop Fees

Early Bird registration discount of $20 is applied to Online Registrations and Postal Mail registrations postmarked as specified (see Deadline Dates).

  • AAPT/APT Member
    • $50 ~ Early Bird Registration
    • $70 ~ On-site Registration
  • Non-Member
    • $60 ~ Early Bird Registration
    • $80 ~ On-site Registration
  • Full-time Students
    • $30 ~ Early Bird Registration
    • $50 ~ On-site Registration

Group Discount

  • $10.00 discount, per registrant, for groups of 3 or more.
  • Please specify if registering as a group and identify group members and affiliation.
  • Group discount is available by Postal Mail or Online.

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Volunteer Opportunities / 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. For questions concerning this opportunity, contact Kathryn Blackwell:

  • KBlackcat@aol.com

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Additional Notes

Parking

Visitors can use parking spaces by the Family Guidance Center (FGC) – Building D. Watch for the AAPT signs to guide you to parking and the entrance into the workshop.

Lunch

Box lunches will be provided.

Special Needs

For special needs, contact Maura Pratt (Registration and CEU Coordinator):

  • (334) 868-8290
  • mlpratt70@gmail.com

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Map & Driving Directions

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Cancellation Policy & Refunds

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 date of workshop.

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.

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Continuing Education

Six (6) Contact Hours will be provided for a full day of attendance.  No certificate of attendance will be given before the workshop is completed. No partial credit will be awarded.

NOTE: This workshop is for NBCC, not APT CE credit.

Counselors

NBCC Logo for ACEPAlabama 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.

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.

Because this workshop topic is about ethics and not Play Therapy specific, AAPT can only offer NBCC CE credit. We apologize for the confusion.

Marriage and Family Therapists

The Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABEMFT) automatically approves courses that are NBCC approved for CEU credit.

Social Workers

The Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) is recognized by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (ABSWE) to offer continuing education for social workers. ASBSWE Provider No. 0284.

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Membership

If you are interested in membership, please send a separate check made out to APT, along with your completed membership application, for dual membership in:

  1. APT (Association for Play Therapy Association, Inc.), and
  2. AAPT (Alabama Association for Play Therapy)

Membership applications and instructions are available online or from membership chairperson Stephanie Bales:

  • stephhbales@gmail.com

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Questions?

For GENERAL INQUIRIES about this workshop, contact Celeste Neil:

  • (205) 541-5563
  • celestecneil@gmail.com

or Lisa Elliott:

  • (334)270-4100
  • lisa978974@aol.com

For REGISTRATION QUESTIONS, contact Maura Pratt:

  • (334) 868-8290
  • mlpratt70@gmail.com

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Children of Divorce Play Therapy Workshop Birmingham AL

Play Therapy with Grieving Children & Children of Divorce

Grieving Children Play Therapy Workshop Birmingham AL

AAPT is sponsoring a workshop by Hilda R. Glazer, Ed.D, RPT-S, PCC-S on January 15, 2016 titled, “Play Therapy with Grieving Children and Children of Divorce”.

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Page Index

About the Workshop

Learning Objectives

About The Presenter

Registration Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Volunteer Opportunities & Scholarships

Map, Parking, Lunch & Special Needs

Cancellation Policy & Refunds

Continuing Education & AAPT Membership

Questions?


Workshop Title

Play Therapy with Grieving Children and Children of Divorce

Presenter

Hilda R. Glazer, Ed.D, RPT-S, PCC-S (see “About the Presenter”)

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Date

Friday, January 15, 2016

Location

Vestavia Hills Baptist Church
2600 Vestavia Drive
Birmingham, AL 35216

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About The Workshop

Grieving children and children of divorce, both in private practice and in the school setting, present some unique challenges to the therapist. Play therapy and group therapy provide appropriate models for these children.

Identifying symptoms of grief and developing appropriate interventions for these children is the focus of this presentation. Case examples of both school-based groups and individual interventions will be presented. Issues of working with caretakers will also be discussed.

Play therapy is an appropriate intervention for grieving children and children of divorce. Often the child is seen as not grieving and the parent or caretaker is often unable to relate to the needs of the child as he or she is dealing with his or her own grief and loss issues. With the child of divorce there may also be issues of guilt. In both cases there are primary and secondary losses.

Within the school, this child may have difficulty completing or focusing on tasks and may be disruptive or may move from a disruptive child to a quiet child. Either may signify psychological distress, thus the play therapist can provide a safe place for the child to express grief and process grief, divorce and change.

The attitude of acceptance of the child without evaluation is a significant part of this process. This is true for traumatic grief as well. Given the basic assumption that play is the child’s language, the toys become the vehicle for exploring the loss and processing the impact of the loss on the life of the child.

Through the group process, children can share and process grief. They may also find that they are not the only ones with this experience which may reduce concerns about their own reactions. Both group play therapy and expressive therapy techniques are useful with this population.

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Workshop Agenda

  • 8am – 8:30am ~ Registration/Coffee
  • 8:30am – 11:30am ~ Workshop Session
  • 11:30am – 1pm ~ Lunch (on your own)
  • 12:30pm – 1pm ~ Business Meeting (all encouraged to attend)
  • 1pm – 4:30pm ~ Workshop Session

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Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the symptoms of grieving children and divorced children.
  2. Describe some of the play-related behaviors of grieving children and children of divorce.
  3. Describe at least two (2) assessment techniques for grieving children and children of divorce.
  4. List at least three (3) treatment goals for grieving and divorced children.
  5. List at least three (3) interventions with grieving children and children of divorce.

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About The Presenter

Hilda R Glazer - Play TherapistHilda R. Glazer has an Ed.D from Rutgers University in Educational Psychology and has an MS in Counseling from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.

After holding a tenured position at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Hilda moved to Ohio.

She has held a number of academic positions including Dean of the School of Psychology at Walden University and chair of Educational Psychology at Capella University and is currently the Director of the Capella Center for the Study of Play Therapy.

She has a specialty in counseling grieving children and works with Mount Carmel Hospice in Columbus, OH and in her private practice on a part time basis. She is widely published and has presented in The United States and Europe on her work with children and her research in distance education.

Her most recent publications include a chapter on grieving children and one in press on using technology in play therapy.

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Registration

  • Seating is limited so register early.
  • Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.
  • Save $$ with Early Bird registration (via Online or Postal Mail registration).

Payment Options

  • Registration is available Online, via Postal Mail and On-site
  • Online Registration Payments are processed via PayPal. Click here to register.
    • Please note: This is a secure process and does NOT require a PayPal account.
  • For registration by Postal Mail: download, fill out, and send registration form and payment to the address provided on form. Click here to download mail-in Registration Form >>
    • Check or money order only if registering by Postal Mail.
    • Purchase Orders are not accepted.

Deadlines

  • January 8, 2016 ~ Postal Mail registration must be postmarked by this date.
  • January 11, 2016 (end of day, midnight) ~ Online Registration will be closed.
  • January 15, 2016 ~ On-site Registration, participants can register at workshop location on the morning of.

Workshop Fees

Early Bird registration discount of $20 is applied to Online Registrations and Postal Mail registrations postmarked as specified (see Deadline Dates).

  • AAPT/APT Member
    • $120 ~ Early Bird Registration
    • $140 ~ On-site Registration
  • Non-Member
    • $150 ~ Early Bird Registration
    • $170 ~ On-site Registration
  • Full-time Students
    • $95 ~ Early Bird Registration
    • $115 ~ On-site Registration

Group Discount

  • $10.00 discount, per registrant, for groups of 3 or more.
  • Please specify if registering as a group and identify group members and affiliation.
  • Group discount is available by Postal Mail or Online.

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Volunteer Opportunities / 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. For questions concerning this opportunity, contact Kathryn Blackwell:

  • KBlackcat@aol.com

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Additional Notes

Parking

Visitors to the church can park in the church parking lot. Watch for the AAPT signs which will guide you to the parking and entrance into the church.

Lunch

Participants will have 1-hour and 30-minutes (1.5 hrs) for lunch, but we’d like for you to return in time for our business meeting. Information about places to eat will be provided at the workshop.

Special Needs

For special needs, contact Maura Pratt (Registration and CEU Coordinator):

  • (334) 868-8290
  • mlpratt70@gmail.com

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Map & Driving Directions

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Cancellation Policy & Refunds

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 date of workshop.

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.

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Continuing Education

Six (6) Contact Hours will be provided for a full day of attendance.  No certificate of attendance will be given before the workshop is completed. No partial credit will be awarded.

Counselors

NBCC Logo for ACEPAlabama 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.

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.

Marriage and Family Therapists

The Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABEMFT) automatically approves courses that are NBCC approved for CEU credit.

Social Workers

The Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) is recognized by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (ABSWE) to offer continuing education for social workers. ASBSWE Provider No. 0284.

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Membership

If you are interested in membership, please send a separate check made out to APT, along with your completed membership application, for dual membership in:

  1. APT (Association for Play Therapy Association, Inc.), and
  2. AAPT (Alabama Association for Play Therapy)

Membership applications and instructions are available online or from membership chairperson Stephanie Bales:

  • stephhbales@gmail.com

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Questions?

For GENERAL INQUIRIES about this workshop, contact Celeste Neil:

  • (205) 541-5563
  • celestecneil@gmail.com

For REGISTRATION QUESTIONS, contact Maura Pratt:

  • (334) 868-8290
  • mlpratt70@gmail.com

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Family Therapy Techniques Birmingham AL - Alabama Association for Play Therapy

Integrating Play Therapy with Family Therapy

Family Therapy Birmingham AL - Alabama Association for Play Therapy

Family Play Therapy Workshop in Vestavia Hills, AL – Sponsored by Alabama Association for Play Therapy on June 5th, 2015 – Register now!


Page Index

About the Workshop

Learning Objectives

About The Presenter

Registration Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Volunteer Opportunities & Scholarships

Map, Parking, Lunch & Special Needs

Cancellation Policy & Refunds

Continuing Education & AAPT Membership

Questions?


Workshop Title

Integrating Play Therapy with Family Therapy

Presenter

Trudy Post Sprunk, LMFT, LPC, RPT, RPT-S, Certified Play Therapist and Supervisor, Georgia Board Approved MFT Supervisor, A.A.M.F.T Approved Supervisor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, EMDR Certified Therapist (see About the Presenter for full bio)

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Date

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Location

Vestavia Hills Baptist Church
2600 Vestavia Drive
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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About The Workshop

This 6 hour workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to explore and experience the value of Family Play Therapy.

Theoretical overview will be brief as the training is geared to therapists who already have knowledge in the theory and practice of Family Therapy. The focus will be on creative and engaging techniques.

Therapists will explore a variety of simple and inexpensive approaches that integrate Play Therapy with Family Therapy.

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Workshop Agenda

  • 8:00am ~ 8:30am – Registration/Coffee
  • 8:30am ~ 11:30am – Morning Session
  • 11:30am ~ 1:00pm – Lunch (on your own)
  • 12:30am ~ 1:00pm – Business Meeting (all encouraged to attend)
  • 1:00pm ~ 4:30pm – Afternoon Session

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Learning Objectives

Explore a variety of simple and inexpensive approaches that integrate Play Therapy with Family Therapy that include:

  1. Understanding the rationale, brief history and theory of Play Therapy as applied to Family Therapy
  2. Describing and discussing the advantages of Family Play Therapy
  3. Using simple, inexpensive materials in Family Play Therapy
  4. Describing their experience of techniques used in Family Play Therapy
  5. Selecting appropriate Family Play Therapy techniques based on family relational styles

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About The Presenter

Trudy Post Sprunk - Play TherapistTrudy Post Sprunk has a Master’s Degree in Education as well as a Post-Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Trudy is an LMFT, LPC, RPT and CPT and Supervisor in each of those areas. She has been a Psychotherapist since 1971 and has been in private practice in Tucker, GA since 1985.

Trudy has presented over 700 lectures at Local, National, and International Conferences. She has also done Radio and TV interviews on topics relating to Play Therapy and Parenting.

She has written articles that have appeared in Learning Times, GACLD Newsletter, ACLD Newsbriefs, APT Supervision Report, and E-Distance Learning Course.

She also provided material for Liana Lowenstein’s book: Creative Family Therapy Techniques published in 2010. In addition, she and Liana Lowenstein Co-authored the Article: Creative Family Therapy Techniques that was published in the March 2013 issue of AAMFT Family Therapy Magazine.

In 2014 she was awarded the National Award for Promotion and Education of Play Therapy by the National Association for Play Therapy.

Trudy is Past-President of APT, which she has served on the APT Board for the past six years. She is President as well as Co-Founder of GAPT.

She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Argosy University, Georgia State University in Atlanta, and the Georgia State Play Therapy Training Institute Advisory Board.

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Registration

Seating is limited so register early. Early-bird registrants receive a $20 discount!

Payment Options

  • Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.
  • You can register on this website with a credit card, or mail-in payment and registration form via the Postal Service.
  • Online registration and payments are processed via PayPal. Click here to register.
    • Please note: This is a secure process and does NOT require a PayPal account.
  • For registration by postal mail (snail mail): download, fill out, and send registration form and payment to the address provided on form. Click here to download mail-in Registration Form >>
    • Check or money order only if registering by postal mail.
    • Purchase Orders are not accepted.

Deadline Dates

  • Early Bird Registration (receive $20 discount)
    • Mail in registration must be postmarked by May 30, 2015 to receive discount
    • Online Registration deadline is June 1, 2015 to receive discount. Online Registration is closed after this date.
  • On-site Registration (no discounts apply)
    • Participants can register at workshop location on the morning of June 5th, 2015

Workshop Fees

  • AAPT/APT Member
    • $120 ~ Early Bird Registration (see deadline dates above)
    • $140 ~ On-site Registration
  • Non-Member
    • $150 ~ Early Bird Registration (see deadline dates above)
    • $170 ~ On-site Registration
  • Full-time Students
    • $95 ~Early Bird Registration (see deadline dates above)
    • $115 ~ On-site Registration

Group Discount

$10.00 discount, per registrant, for groups of 3 or more registering together.

Please specify if registering as a group and identify group members and affiliation.

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Volunteer Opportunities / 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 can download the volunteer application. For questions concerning this opportunity, contact Kathryn Blackwell:

  • kblackcat@aol.com

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Additional Notes

Parking

Attendees can park in the Church parking lot. Watch for the AAPT signs which will guide you to parking and entrance into the church building.

Lunch

Participants will have 1 hour 30 minutes for lunch, but we’d like for you to return in time for our business meeting. Information about places to eat will be provided at the workshop.

Special Needs

For assistance, contact Maura Pratt (Registration and CEU Coordinator):

  • (334) 358-2455
  • mlpratt70@gmail.com

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Map & Driving Directions

The conference will be held at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, 2600 Vestavia Drive; Vestavia Hills, AL 35216.

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Cancellation Policy & Refunds

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 3, 2015.

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.

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Continuing Education

Six (6) Contact Hours will be awarded for full day of attendance. No partial credit will be awarded.

Play Therapists

NBCC Logo for ACEPAAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider 98-045.

Marriage and Family Therapists

The ABEMFT automatically approves courses that are NBCC approved for CEU credit.

Counselors

The Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) ) is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Provider No. 6211.

Social Workers

The Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) is recognized by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners to offer continuing education for social workers. AAPT adheres to Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners continuing education guidelines. ASBSWE Provider No. 0284.

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Membership

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, Inc.) and AAPT (Alabama Association for Play Therapy) along with your completed membership application.

Membership applications and instructions are available online or from membership chairman Stephanie Bales:

  • stephhbales@gmail.com

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Questions?

For GENERAL INQUIRIES about this workshop, contact Laura Brown:

  • (334) 358-8027
  • lbrown7632@gmail.com
  • laura@elliscounseling.net

For REGISTRATION QUESTIONS, contact Maura Pratt:

  • (334) 868-8290
  • mlpratt70@gmail.com

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Play Therapy and Medication - Alabama Play Therapy

Play Therapy with Medicated Children & Adolescents

Play Therapy - Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology - Alabama Play Therapy
AAPT is sponsoring a workshop by Franc Hudspeth on January 30, 2015 titled, “Play Therapy with Medicated Children & Adolescents”. Register now!


Online registration has been closed. If you still wish to attend, we welcome you to register on-site on the morning of the workshop. Thank you and see you there!

Page Index

About the Workshop

Learning Objectives

About The Presenter

Registration Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Volunteer Opportunities & Scholarships

Map, Parking, Lunch & Special Needs

Cancellation Policy & Refunds

Continuing Education & AAPT Membership

Questions?


Workshop Title

Play Therapy with Medicated Children and Adolescents: Teaching Play Therapists about Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology

Presenter

Edward Franc Hudspeth, PhD, NCC, LPC, RPh, RPT-S, ACS (see “About the Presenter” below)

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Date

Friday, January 30, 2015

Location

Vestavia Hills Baptist Church
2600 Vestavia Drive
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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About The Workshop

From a gate keeping and ethical standpoint, it is important to consider the impact of medication on children and adolescents as they may impact play behaviors during a routine play session.

As advocates for children and adolescents, Play Therapists must wear many hats. In an attempt to educate ourselves and become well-rounded therapists, we may find many works specifically indicating how medication s benefit during the therapeutic process (Green, 2006; Preston, O’Neal, & Talaga, 2010); however, few offer sound information about how medications can negatively impact the therapeutic process.

Practitioners may find the information, but because of its technical nature have a difficult time putting the material to use. To improve this process we need a basic understanding of neurobiology, neurotransmitters, and brain functioning (Martin, Scahill, & Kratochvil, 2010) to be able to conceptualize the medicated child or adolescent.

The intent of this presentation is to demystify and simplify the vast subject of psychopharmacology and begin to educate Play Therapists in a way to utilize the benefits produced by medication as well as be able to compensate for side effects with appropriate Play Therapy techniques.

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Workshop Agenda

  • 8:00am ~ 8:30am – Registration/Coffee
  • 8:30am ~ 11:30am – Morning Session
  • 11:30am ~ 1:00pm – Lunch (on your own)
  • 12:30am ~ 1:00pm – Business Meeting (all encouraged to attend)
  • 1:00pm ~ 4:30pm – Afternoon Session

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Learning Objectives

Play Therapy and Brain Function

This workshop will provide Play Therapists with an understanding of neurobiology and psychopharmacology in children and adolescents.

It will also provide ways to utilize Play Therapy to meet the unique needs of medicated children and adolescents in Play Therapy.

The goals of this workshop include:

  1. Discuss basic neurobiology, neurotransmitters and brain functioning
  2. Identify different medications and their mechanisms of action
  3. Discuss the interaction of neurobiology, medication and Play Therapy
  4. Identify how beneficial effects of medication may facilitate Play Therapy
  5. Utilize Play Therapy techniques to compensate for the side effects of medications
  6. Develop an individualized Play Therapy plan for each medicated child

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About The Presenter

Franc HudspethFranc is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, Director of the Institute for Play Therapy and CACREP coordinator at Henderson State University, in Arkadelphia, AR.

He is the Editor of the International Journal of Play Therapy and an editorial board member for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. Franc serves as co-chair of the Association for Play Therapy’s Public Awareness Taskforce, vice-chair of APT’s Foundation Board of Directors, and as a member of APT’s Directors Nominations, Conference Program, and Key Awards committees.

He is also the current president of the Arkansas Association for Play Therapy.

Franc received his Ph.D. from The University of Mississippi in 2009. He has been a Pharmacist since 1989, a Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor since 2004, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and a nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2007.

His research interests include Play Therapy applications to Disruptive Behavior and Attachment Disorders.

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Registration

Seating is limited so register early. Early-bird registrants receive a $20 discount!

Payment Options

  • Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.
  • You can register on this website with a credit card, or mail-in payment and registration form via the Postal Service.
  • Online registration and payments are processed via PayPal. Click here to register.
    • Please note: This is a secure process and does NOT require a PayPal account.
  • For registration by postal mail (snail mail): download, fill out, and send registration form and payment to the address provided on form. Click here to download mail-in Registration Form >>
    • Check or money order only if registering by postal mail.
    • Purchase Orders are not accepted.

Deadline Dates

  • Early Bird Registration (receive $20 discount)
    • Mail in registration must be postmarked by January 14, 2015 to receive discount
    • Online Registration deadline is January 18, 2015 to receive discount. Online Registration is closed after this date.
  • On-site Registration (no discounts apply)
    • Participants can register at workshop location on the morning of January 30, 2015

Workshop Fees

  • AAPT/APT Member
    • $120 ~ Early Bird Registration (see deadline dates above)
    • $140 ~ On-site Registration
  • Non-Member
    • $150 ~ Early Bird Registration (see deadline dates above)
    • $170 ~ On-site Registration
  • Full-time Students
    • $95 ~Early Bird Registration (see deadline dates above)
    • $115 ~ On-site Registration

Group Discount

$10.00 discount, per registrant, for groups of 3 or more registering together.

Please specify if registering as a group and identify group members and affiliation.

Group registration is easier by postal mail but you can register groups online by using PayPal. However, you MUST use the accompanying text fields to specify the names of each registrant to avoid confusion.

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Volunteer Opportunities / 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. For questions concerning this opportunity, contact Kathryn Blackwell:

  • kblackcat@aol.com

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Additional Notes

Parking

Attendees can park in the Church parking lot. Watch for the AAPT signs which will guide you to parking and entrance into the church building.

Lunch

Participants will have one and a half hours for lunch, but we’d like for you to return in time for our business meeting. Information about places to eat will be provided at the workshop.

Special Needs

For assistance, contact Maura Pratt (Registration and CEU Coordinator):

  • (334) 358-2455
  • mlpratt70@gmail.com

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Map & Driving Directions

The conference will be held at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, 2600 Vestavia Drive; Vestavia Hills, AL 35216.


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Cancellation Policy & Refunds

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 20, 2015.

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.

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Continuing Education

Six (6) Contact Hours will be awarded for full day of attendance. No partial credit will be awarded.

Play Therapists

The Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. AAPT Approved Provider No. 98-045

Marriage and Family Therapists

The ABEMFT automatically approves courses that are NBCC approved for CEU credit.

Counselors

The Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) ) is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Provider No. 6211.

Social Workers

The Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) is recognized by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners to offer continuing education for social workers. AAPT adheres to Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners continuing education guidelines. ASBSWE Provider No. 0284.

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Membership

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, Inc.) and AAPT (Alabama Association for Play Therapy) along with your completed membership application.

Membership applications and instructions are available online or from membership chairman Stephanie Bales:

  • stephhbales@gmail.com

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Questions?

For GENERAL INQUIRIES about this workshop, contact Laura Brown:

  • (334) 358-8027
  • lbrown7632@gmail.com

For REGISTRATION QUESTIONS, contact Maura Pratt:

  • (334) 868-8290
  • pratt8767@bellsouth.net

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Workshop: Working with Service Members

Military Counseling

Note: This workshop was cancelled due to low response. We require a minimum of 20 registrants and received 12. If you wish to be notified of future workshop training opportunities, please contact us.


SEMINAR TITLE

Working with Service Members: Prevention and Intervention Strategies

PRESENTERS

  • Dr. Rebecca Jacobson
  • Donna Marsh

(see “About the Presenters” below)

WHEN & WHERE

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Location:

Chilton-Shelby Mental Health Center
151 Hamilton Lane
Calera, AL 35040

Click here for map & directions

Phone: (205) 668-4308

DOWNLOAD

Click here to download mail-in Registration Form

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Working with Service Members: Prevention and Intervention Strategies

Returning to “how things were” before the deployment of Service Members is rarely a smooth transition.

Service Members return to a family that shifted in household management, childcare, and individual responsibilities. Service Members also return with heavy baggage not easily discarded.

In a less stressful and demanding environment, memories, fears, and confusion more freely surface and interfere with daily life. Mental health care professionals have an opportunity and role in providing “informed and trained” mental health services to Service Members and their families.

This workshop is first in a series of trainings to prepare mental health providers for this service.

WORKSHOP AGENDA

  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am ~ Registration
  • 8:30 am – 11:45 am ~ Morning Workshop Session (includes 15 min break)
  • 11:45 am -1:00 pm ~ Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm ~ Afternoon Workshop Session (includes 15 minute break)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Develop an understanding of the military culture and its overt and covert expectations and responsibilities of Service Members;
  • Develop an understanding of the impact of deployment and the return from deployment on the Service Members and their families;
  • Learn how to identify and meet the unique behavior health needs of Service Members, including PTSD/TBI;
  • Learn how to build and maximize the resiliency of Service Members and their families;
  • Learn suicidal prevention skills and how to work with Service Members with suicidal ideation; and
  • Learn how to utilize resources available to Service Members and their families.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Rebecca Jacobson PhotoDr. Rebecca Jacobson obtained Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees in Psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Psychology from Auburn University.

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist.

For many years Dr. Jacobson carried a private practice, Creative Interventions Counseling, focused on clients experiencing traumatic loss, grief, and other types of trauma.

In 2011, Dr. Jacobson began working with the Alabama National Guard Yellow Ribbon Program.

As the Resilience, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Program Manager she provides workshops on the stages of deployment, reintegration, resilience and suicide prevention. She continues to serve “those who serve” and considers it an honor to offer her skills to the men and women of the Alabama National Guard.

Donna Marsh has worked in the Counseling field for over sixteen years.

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.

She began her career at a local community mental health agency with concentration in grief therapy, depression, and anxiety, working with adults, adolescents and children. Her professional career also includes working with hospitalized children and their families at Children’s Harbor/Children’s Hospital of Alabama.

Donna was instrumental in the establishment of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team who counsels with Chaplains and Police in the aftermath of traumatic incidents. Donna began work with the Alabama National Guard in 2012 as the Director of Psychological Health. Her work includes assisting Service Members in their transition back into their families, community, and lives, following their time of deployment.

REGISTRATION

Details:

  • Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.
  • You can register on-line (via Paypal “BUY NOW” button on homepage) or by postal mail.
  • For registration by postal mail: download, complete, and mail registration to the address provided on form.
  • Check or money order only if registering by postal mail. Purchase Orders are not accepted.
  • Credit Cards accepted if registering online.
  • Mail in registration must be postmarked by September 19, 2014.
  • Online Registration deadline is September 16, 2014.
  • Participants can register on location on day of workshop.

Fee:

  • $50 – All Registrants

MEMBERSHIP

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, Inc.) and AAPT (Alabama Association for Play Therapy) along with your completed membership application.

Membership applications are available from membership chairman Rebekah Clark, rebekahclarkms@yahoo.com.

CANCELLATION POLICIES / REFUNDS

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 September 24, 2014. 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?

GENERAL questions:

Katie McKeen (334) 272-8949 or mckeencpa2010@gmail.com

REGISTRATION questions:

Maura Pratt (334) 868-8290 or pratt8767@bellsouth.net

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Six Contact Hours (.6 NBCC approved CEUs) will be awarded for full day of attendance. No partial credit will be awarded.

AAPT is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Lunch: Participants will have 75 minutes for lunch. Information about places to eat will be provided at the workshop.

Special Needs: If you require ADA accommodations, please notify us at least two weeks before the program date so that arrangements can be made. Contact Maura Pratt (334) 868-8290 or pratt8767@bellsouth.net, Registration and CEU Coordinator.