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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