Indiana Association of Play Therapy

Valle Vista Golf Club And Conference Center 755 East Main Street Greenwood, IN 46143  Thursday, June17, 2021  – Friday, June 18, 2021 Featuring Jeffrey Ashby, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S Day 1: Sounds Like Fun!! Play Therapy Strategies for Tweens and Teens Day 2: The Creative Play Therapist – Cultivating Your Creativity for Enhanced Effectiveness

Iowa Association of Play Therapy

Wednesday, September 8th through Friday, September 10th 2021 Hotel Kirkwood Des Moines, Iowa Presenter: Rise VanFleet Thursday Topic: The Secret Ingredient to Long-lasting Play Therapy Results: Family Approaches to Play Therapy Friday Topic: Play-Based Interventions for Children and Families with Trauma and Attachment Challenges Wednesday Night Supervision Workshop: Stay tuned…

Michigan Association of Play Therapy (MIAPT) Annual Conference

Lansing Community College- West Campus 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI

Click HERE for presenter referenced materials. WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: Friday, February 25, 2022 8:00-8:30 am Registration  8:30-10:00 am Presentation  10:00-10:15 am Break and Exhibits  10:15-11:45 am Presentation  11:45-12:00 pm Annual Business Meeting 12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch (OWN YOUR OWN) 1:15-2:45 pm Presentation  2:45-3:00 pm Break and Exhibits 3:00-4:30 pm Presentation  Saturday, February 26, 20202 8:00-8:30 […]

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 […]