Virtual 38th International Symposium on Child Abuse

Virtual 210 Pratt Ave NW, Huntsville, AL

The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) is excited to bring you the virtual 38th International Symposium on Child Abuse scheduled for March 21-24, 2022. Symposium continues to provide the state-of-the art training you need as you serve children and continue to fight child abuse. Click HERE for presenter and NCAC recommended books, games, toys, sensory […]

NYAPT Annual Play Therapy Conference 22nd Annual Play Therapy Conference

Glen Sanders Mansion 1 Glen Ave., Scotia, NY

Friday, April 8, 2022
Play Reveals What Words Conceal: Using Play Therapy to Confront What Families Avoid

Nick Cornett
Nick Cornett, PhD

Progress in therapy often requires children and families address feelings and experiences that generate significant discomfort. How can we help children and families face what they tend to avoid? How can we promote more congruent family communication? In this workshop, participants will strengthen their knowledge and skills in working with families through play therapy. Participants will learn how to identify problematic family system dynamics that tend to interfere with family communication, such as family secrets, family rules, and communication stances. Participants will learn strategies for promoting congruent family communication through utilizing foundational play therapy skills and family play therapy activities. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to assess and promote their own congruent communication as play therapists as they apply the concepts and strategies to themselves through experiential exercises.

Saturday April 9, 2022
Family Ties: Using Family Play Therapy to Loosen Binds and Strengthen Bonds

Research reinforces the critical relationship between childhood family functioning and individual wellbeing throughout the lifespan (Bastiaansen et al., 2005; Felitti et al., 1998; Kessler et al., 2010; Paradis et al., 2011). Despite the increasing recognition of the importance of family-oriented clinical practices, research suggests that children are often left out of family therapy, and families are often left out of play therapy (Haslam & Harris, 2011; Sori & Sprenkle, 2004). This workshop will explore how family play therapy can be utilized to assess and to strengthen family relationships. Participants will explore rationale for using family play therapy, how to prepare for family play therapy, and how to process family play therapy sessions. Participants will be exposed to example family play therapy techniques, and case examples will be provided to demonstrate applications of family play therapy.

Optional Workshop: Friday April 8th. 4:30-6:30 pm Play Therapy Supervision: Regulating Up and Down with Our Supervisees
Susan Bundy-Myrow, Ph.D., RPT-S and David Myrow, Ph.D., RPT-S
2 supervision CEs

With an eye to the parallel process where the play therapy client, the supervisee and the supervisor are dynamically linked, this workshop uses the frameworks provided by Theraplay® and Polyvagal practice to explore the play therapy supervision experience. As play therapy supervisors, we provide a holding environment, in which safety and acceptance offer our students an opportunity to explore and develop their professional identity and orientation. In the process, both the supervisory relationship and the provision of play therapy activate our own physiological and emotional responses. Experiential activities will help bring home how these insightful methods can enhance our work in play therapy.

KSAPT Annual Conference 2022

Virtual 210 Pratt Ave NW, Huntsville, AL

Click here for presenter references, recommendations and relevant books, games, toys and other resources. April 21 - 8:00am - 4:30pm April 22 - 8:00am - 4:30pm Overcoming Adversity: Utilizing Play Therapy to Foster Strength & Resilience in African American Children Dr. LaKaavia Taylor, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, RPT

OAPT Spring Conference 2022

NorthStar Golf Club 1150 Wilson Road, Sunbury, OH

Presenter: Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S Day One: Thursday, April 28, 2022 8:30 - 4pm Let's Get Creative! Engaging the Restorative Powers of Imagination and Creativity in Play Therapy Day Two: Friday, April 29, 2022 8:30 am - 4pm Let's Go Outside! Embracing Nature Play Therapy for a Double-Dose of Healing

PAAPT Annual Conference 2022

Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA

TWO–DAY CONFERENCE WITH LISA DION, LPC, RPT-S Aggression and death are a part of play therapy, but how they relate to neuro-biology and how to make them therapeutic is the real skill. Learn the art of sword, gun, and aggressive play from a brain based perspective. ​ ABSTRACT: Although aggression and death are a common […]

Illinois Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference 2022

Nineteenth Century Charitable Association 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, IL

August 4th 2022: Suicide Assessment, Treatment & Prevention: Restoring Hope to Youth in Play Therapy August 5th 2022: Spark it up: Playful Approaches for the Treatment of Compassion Fatigue & Burnout for Play Therapist August 6th 2022: Expressive Therapies in Play Therapy: Integrating Self Expression into Play Therapy Times: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Speakers: Mary Ruth […]

Combating Compassion Fatigue with Personal Wellness

Macomb Intermediate School District 44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI, MI

August 24, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM EVENT DESCRIPTION This training will explore the dynamics of compassion fatigue, how to recognize it, and combat it with wellness and personal growth.

5th Annual Elizabethtown Play Therapy Conference

Pritchard Community Center 404 S Mulberry St, Elizabethtown, KY

Creativity and Puppets in Play Therapy: Healing That Goes Hand in Hand Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S Thursday, September 15, 2022 9:00 am - 4:30 pm: Creativity and Puppetry- Puppets & More in Play Therapy Friday, September 16, 2022 9:00 am - 4:30 pm: Nature Play Therapy

Student Support Services Symposium 

Macomb Intermediate School District 44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI, MI

This event is scheduled for 8:00am to- 3:30pm Target Audience: Social Workers, Counselors, Health Teachers, Mental Health Staff. The Student Support Services Symposium (M-SWELL S4) is a full-day event that brings counselors, social workers and mental health staff together at the MISD for a time of professional learning, collaboration, and connection. This event will feature dynamic […]