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 […]

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.

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 […]

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

2022 Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO

Join us October 18-23, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri! In addition to providing the best in play therapy continuing education, exhibits, and networking, this year's conference will be the gathering place to celebrate APT's 40th birthday. Highlights this year include: Over 70 educational workshops, and up to 40.5 hours of continuing education Keynote with Bruce […]

Playful EMDR Summit 2022

Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral 3435 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL

November 2, 2022 – November 5, 2022 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Agenda Here’s what’s scheduled for the event. Viewing in Eastern Time November 2, 2022 EMDR and Play Therapy: Bridges to Processing with Younger Children 8:30 AM-11:30 AM ET Wednesday Pre-conference Playful EMDR Applications of the Polyvagal Theory 12:30 PM-3:30 PM ET Wednesday Pre-conference November 3, 2022 The […]

2023 AZAPT Annual Conference- Treating Childhood Abuse and Trauma: A Trauma-Focused Play Therapy Approach Presented by: Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™

Venue 8600 8600 E. Anderson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

We are so excited to share that AZAPT will be offering a Self Esteem Shop Pop up Shop at the conference this year which will also donate 10% of sales to AZAPT!

*Please let us know what books, games and other materials you may be interested in having available for purchase at the AZAPT Conference through this brief survey: https://forms.gle/hmWUiawTbu6K5DbSA .

-We offer 10% off and donate 10% of sales to AZAPT for all purchases that use the preorder code below with FREE Delivery to the Conference if ordered by Monday, January 30th!

Code: AZAPT2023 (remember to select FREE shipping at checkout and note: pick up at AZAPT).

***Additionally, anyone that preorders will also receive 10% off everything purchased at the conference***

Neuroscience of Play Therapy Summit

Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral 3425 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL

We are so excited to share that you can place an order with Self Esteem Shop to be delivered to the Neuroscience of Play Therapy Summit this year!

-We offer 10% off all purchases that use the preorder code below with FREE Delivery to the Conference if ordered by Monday, February 6th!

Code: Dopamine (remember to select FREE shipping at checkout and note: pick up at Neuroscience of Play Therapy Summit).

Michigan Association For Play Therapy: Annual State Conference

Hilton Garden Inn Lansing West 633 N Canal Road, Lansing, MI

We are so excited to share that Self Esteem Shop will be at the MIAPT State conference again this year!

-We offer 15% off all purchases that use the preorder code below with FREE Delivery to the Conference if ordered by Monday, February 13th!

Code: MIAPT2023 (remember to select FREE shipping at checkout and note: pick up at MIAPT).

***Additionally, anyone that preorders will also receive 15% off everything purchased at the conference***