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    • 4 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Childhelp, 2120 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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    Play Therapy with the Sexually Acting Out Child

    Presented by Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, RPT-S

    This training will explore a basic understanding of working with a child who has sexualized behaviors. Information will be provided to assist with understanding typical sexual development and when to worry about these behaviors. Practical activities will be provided to assist you in working with children who have sexualized behaviors. Come find out more information about this highly specialized population.

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Identify age appropriate sexual exploration in comparison to the child with sexual behavior problems.
    2. Identify play behaviors that represent the child who sexually acts out.
    3. Differentiate between a sexually reactive child and a juvenile sex offender.
    4. Put into practice at least 5 play therapy techniques for use with a child with sexual behavior problems.

    Level of training: Foundational/Intermediate

    3 CEUs toward the Techniques/Methods Content Requirement

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Teens and Tweens

    Presented by Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, RPT-S

    Working with a troubled teen or tween can be a challenge! Are they too old to play or is it just a matter of knowing how to engage them?? Twelve (12) Creative Play Therapy Interventions for working with some of the most common challenges for troubled teens and tweens will be explored. Come prepared to play!

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Discuss four common challenges facing teens and tweens.
    2. Utilize one appropriate creative play therapy intervention for each challenge discussed facing teens and tweens.
    3. Demonstrate at least four creative play therapy interventions for teens and tweens.

    Level of training: Foundational/Intermediate

    3 CEUs toward the Techniques/Methods Content Requirement

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    About our presenter: Juliet Fortino MC, LPC, RPT-S works with Children and Families involved with CPS and the various child mental health agencies in the Tucson community in a private practice setting. She has 17 years experience working with child trauma, abuse, attachment, and play therapy. Juliet is the current president of the Arizona Association for Play Therapy. Her practice is in Tucson.

    AZAPT Members $80

    NonMembers $90

    Check in at the door begins at 8:40 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

    AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. Our provider number is 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program.

    AZAPT reserves the right to cancel this workshop within 72 hours if enrollment does not meet the minimum requirement of twelve.

    • 16 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Beatitudes Campus, 1610 W Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021
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    2018 AZAPT Annual Conference

    Baby Brains: Building Attachment through Play Therapy and Play Therapy - Fun for the Whole Family

    Presented by:
    Brijin Gardner, MSW, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT-S

    Baby Brains: Building Attachment through Play Therapy

    Early life experience and traumatic events can predict a child’s future health and social-emotional function. Gain skills to enhance attachment and resilience with young children. Explore tiered interventions to buffer effects of toxic stress with families using attachment-based play therapy.

    Play Therapy – Fun for the Whole Family

    This workshop is designed to refresh therapists and expand clinician’s tool kits for working with families, parent-child dyads and various types of groups. Using an attachment framework, we will learn and practice play therapy interventions that can be used from the beginning to the end of treatment. Techniques and interventions will address common to complex issues that families bring to therapy. Come ready to play!

    Level of training: Intermediate

    13 APT CEUs 

    About our presenter: Brijin Gardner is currently the Director of Clinical and Social Services for Operation Breakthrough, an early childhood education center in the urban core of Kansas City serving families living in poverty. She is a frequent speaker at national and state conferences and is a published author. Brijin is passionate about all children and families receiving the best clinical interventions and services available to support healthy child development, positive relationships and improved outcomes for families.  

    Check in at the door begins at 8:00 a.m.

    AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. Our provider number is 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program.


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