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    • 28 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Virtual Meeting Only
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    Play Therapy with Adoptive Families

    Presented by Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S

    This presentation will overview some commonly occurring needs of adoptive families presenting for play therapy services. The content will show how play therapists can take steps outside of client contact to increase sensitivity to possible dynamics related to adoptive families’ journeys, including deeper awareness of attachment complexities. Also, some adaptations to common play therapy skills will be discussed so that services can be accommodated to remain relevant to the shifting themes that occur throughout the treatment plan.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Discuss common presenting needs for adoptive families seeking play therapy
    2. Discuss modifications to common play therapy skills to adjust for potential attachment-related presentations
    3. Apply attachment theory constructs to common play therapy clinical theoretical approaches

    Level of training: Intermediate

    2 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Special Topics

    About our presenter: Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, has 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. Drawing on lessons learned from working with attachment trauma in a variety of mental health settings, Marshall regularly teaches on trauma, expressive therapies, and attachment-informed family work around the globe. In addition to maintaining a small clinical practice, Marshall also conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals who are pursuing EMDR certification and RPT status, often with a particular focus on the use of sandtray therapy. Marshall has published in professional journals and magazines in addition to contributing to the books Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment and EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach.

    AZAPT Members $40; Nonmember Guests $50

    Limited to 40 participants.

    VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting so participants can see each other. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.

    AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.

    Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than May 1, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after May 1, 2021.

    By registering for this training, you are giving AZAPT permission to add your email to our email list and permission for AZAPT to use any photographs or screenshots taken during the training for promotional purposes.

    • 11 Jun 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Virtual Meeting Only
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    Nature Play Therapy: When Nature Comes into Play

    Presented by Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S

    As children and teens spend more time indoors and on screens than ever before, we are seeing increasing physical and emotional concerns. This disparity was first identified as “Nature Deficit Disorder” by journalist and naturalist Richard Louv (2005). While not a clinical diagnosis, it is a call to action.  And one that play therapists can assist with via intentional integration of nature-based therapeutic activities indoors as well as exploring outside in nature’s playground. Through the lens of play therapy, we are able to see the positive impact/benefit nature has on our child clients. In this two hour virtual training, we will explore the interweaving of nature and play therapy from both a theoretical background as well as therapeutic activities that can be implemented in-person outdoors or inside as well as over tele-health. Play therapy specific interventions/activities will be explored.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to:

      1. Cite three reasons combining nature and play can be beneficial for children and families according to the research as considerations for play therapists.
      2. Identify at least two ways play-based activities involving nature can improve self-regulation and creative problem-solving as part of increasing personal strengths in play therapy.
      3. Review ethical and safety considerations to implementing play therapy activities that involve nature both outdoors and inside.
      4. Explore at least two additional play-based expressive arts or play therapy activities that include and involve elements of nature that can be conducted either inside or outside as part of the play therapy process, as well as adapted for over telehealth.

      Level of training: Intermediate

      2 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Special Topics

      About our presenter: Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S has a play therapy practice in Smyrna, TN, which is just outside of Nashville. Spanning a career of over 30 years, she spent most of that time working in community mental health before transitioning to private practice in late 2016.  Jamie was a co-founder of the Tennessee Assoc. for Play Therapy and currently serves as president. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Middle TN State University and Lipscomb University.  A prescriptive play therapist, Jamie often incorporates creativity in the play therapy and supervision she provides, including puppetry, sandtray, games, expressive arts, and nature-based interventions. Jamie has written several articles and chapters on play therapy, focusing more recently on Nature Play Therapy. An avid lover of nature for restoration and fun, Jamie spent 15 years as a Cub Scout leader, and along with her husband and two sons (now young adults), has been on many family adventures for their “nature fix.”  She often incorporates these nature experiences into her play therapy practice.  Jamie is currently working on a collaborative book called “Nature-Based Play and Expressive Therapies: Interventions for Children, Teens and Families.”

      AZAPT Members $40; Nonmember Guests $50

      Limited to 40 participants.

      VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting so participants can see each other. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.

      AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.

      Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than May 21, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after May 21, 2021.

      By registering for this training, you are giving AZAPT permission to add your email to our email list and permission for AZAPT to use any photographs or screenshots taken during the training for promotional purposes.

      • 20 Aug 2021
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-07:00)
      • Virtual Meeting Only
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      Play Therapy with Children Experiencing Parent/Caretaker Relationship Transition (PCRT©)

      Presented by Teri V. Krull, LCSW, RPT-S, DCSW

      Parent or caretaker relationship transition is one the biggest challenges facing children today. The change created by this issue prompts multiple changes in the family. The “face” of the family changes; emotions run high, and children are often caught in the middle of conflict and chaos. The child’s grief and confusion may be forgotten or at a minimum delayed, in the restructuring of the family.

      This workshop is designed to provide clinicians with knowledge and skills that will enhance their ability to treat children of divorce or PCRT©. They will learn about the impact of parent or caretaker relationship transition on children, parents and society. They will also review the possible adverse developmental implications of this challenge for children.

      Instruction will be offered regarding play therapy approaches and techniques for child clients. Also, though a play therapy lens, instruction will address how to guide (play therapy translation skills) parents/caretakers and children through the complications of divorce or PCRT©. Play therapy interventions as it relates to the child’s transition adjustment and self-esteem will be reviewed. Instruction will be offered regarding specific examples of play therapy techniques for children of divorce or PCRT©. Bibliotherapies and other interventions will be discussed.

      Participants will be asked to share case experiences. Questions regarding future treatment issues will be encouraged.

      Learning Objectives: 

      Participants will be able to:

      1. Utilize the current statistics of divorce and relationship transition as it relates to the preparation/ understanding of play therapy interventions
      2. Discuss basic paperwork/play therapy paperwork and basic assessment tools when working with children involved in PCRT©
      3. Explain PCRT’s © emotional and developmental impact on children as it relates to play therapy treatment
      4. Discuss COVID-19 and its influence regarding loss with this play therapy treatment population
      5. Utilize 2 play therapy techniques for use with children and families with PCRT©
      6. Assess the value of play therapy translation to the parents, caretakers, attorneys and other professionals making decisions for the health of the identified child client (a play therapy translation tool will be introduced to participants)

      Level of training: Beginner 

      2 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Special Topics

      About our presenter: Teri V. Krull, LCSW, RPT-S, DCSW (NASW) has a 35-year private practice treating children and providing consultation to professionals and parents. A member of APT since 1985 and co-founder and first president of the Arizona APT, she served 6 years on the APT Board, chaired the APT board of directors (2000) and is currently a board member of the National APT Foundation. Teri is an international presenter in play therapy, parent coach and has produced 4 educational play therapy films for long distance learning. In 2010 she was honored with the Arizona District and State NASW Lifetime Achievement Award. Teri is licensed in both Arizona and Maryland. You can contact her at www.playtherapy.tv or terikrull@playtherapy.tv.

      AZAPT Members $40; Nonmember Guests $50

      Limited to 40 participants.

      VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting so participants can see each other. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.

      AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.

      Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than August 1, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after August 1, 2021.

      By registering for this training, you are giving AZAPT permission to add your email to our email list and permission for AZAPT to use any photographs or screenshots taken during the training for promotional purposes.

      • 17 Sep 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • Virtual Meeting Only
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      LEGO® Based Play Therapy: Building Resilience and Unlocking Creativity 

      Presented by Sophia Ansari, LPCC, Registered Play Therapist™ and Josué Cardona, MS

      LEGO® play is universal, and LEGO® models and structures have become well-recognized not only as toy models but also as art forms. LEGO® unlocks the inner architect who craves creativity, flexibility, and transformation. LEGO® can be used as a therapeutic tool in play therapy and counseling to help strengthen relationships, provide sensory stimulation, improve social skills, and build resilience. This workshop will explore the therapeutic power of LEGO® in play therapy and counseling for working with children, adolescents, and adults. Participants will gain an understanding of how to incorporate LEGO® into directive and non-directive play therapy interventions to engage clients, improve communication, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills, and increase self-esteem and well-being.

      Required Materials: This experiential webinar will provide participants an opportunity to build. It is recommended that participants have available to them the following items: a LEGO® baseplate, 40-50 LEGO® bricks,* and most importantly, your imagination! *Other building block systems may be used.

      Learning Objectives: 

      Participants will be able to:

      1. Describe the history and empirical rationale of LEGO® based play therapy and counseling.
      2. Identify 5-6 play therapy interventions to use with individuals, groups, and families.
      3. Utilize LEGO® in non-directive and directive play therapy.

      Level of training: Beginner 

      3 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Special Topics

      About our presenters: Sophia Ansari, LPCC, Registered Play Therapist is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Registered Play Therapist™. She is an author, educator, and co-founder of the Let’s Play Therapy Institute. Sophia co-hosts Hero Nation, a podcast on the Geek Therapy Network, which celebrates diversity in the media and explores how to use geek culture in therapy. For more information on Let’s Play Therapy Institute visit, letsplaytherapy.org.

      Josué Cardona, MS is a mental health professional, educator, author, and researcher. He is co-founder of the Let’s Play Therapy Institute and founder of Geek Therapy, where he teaches how to use popular media to understand, teach, and help others. Josué holds a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and trained at the Albert Ellis Institute in NYC. For more information on Geek Therapy visit, geektherapy.com.

      AZAPT Members $50; Nonmember Guests $60

      Limited to 40 participants.

      VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting so participants can see each other. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.

      AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.

      Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than September 1, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after September 1, 2021.

      By registering for this training, you are giving AZAPT permission to add your email to our email list and permission for AZAPT to use any photographs or screenshots taken during the training for promotional purposes.

    23 Apr 2021 Paws in the Playroom: Animal Assisted Play Therapy
    13 Mar 2021 Utilizing Reality Play Therapy to Explore a Child’s Quality World
    13 Feb 2021 Applying Sandtray Healing Tools Across the Lifespan in the Play Therapy Space Part B
    13 Feb 2021 Play Therapy Supervision
    12 Feb 2021 Introduction to the Use of Sandtray in Play Therapy  Part A
    12 Feb 2021 Ethical Decision-Making in Play Therapy – Applications for In-Person Services and Telehealth
    11 Feb 2021 Culture, Metaphors, and Play Therapy: Finding the Rainbows of Resilience through Life’s Storms
    10 Feb 2021 Introduction to Puppet Play Therapy
    9 Feb 2021 Play Therapy Week 2021: Sensory Processing and Self Regulation in Play Therapy
    8 Feb 2021 Play Therapy Week 2021: Play Therapy with Sexually Abused Children and Adolescents
    8 Feb 2021 Play Therapy Week 2021 Sponsorship
    12 Jan 2021 Lunch & Learn - Why You Playin’- Using Play to Empower and Build Self Esteem with Girls
    6 Nov 2020 History and Theory of Play Therapy
    5 Oct 2020 Modern Play Therapy: Incorporating Digital Play in Practice
    25 Sep 2020 Lunch & Learn- Bibliotherapy: A Play-Based Approach
    14 Aug 2020 Nuts and Bolts of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
    8 Jul 2020 Creating Powerful Play Therapy: The Therapeutic Powers of Play in Action
    16 Jun 2020 Lunch & Learn: Play Therapy Techniques for Your Everyday Practice
    13 May 2020 Stages and Strategies: Play Therapy in Forensic Settings
    21 Feb 2020 2020 AZAPT Annual Conference
    24 Jan 2020 New RPT/S Standards – Virtual Discussion with AZAPT President Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, RPT-S
    18 Jan 2020 Play Therapy with Children Whose Parents/Caretakers are in Relationship Transition
    16 Nov 2019 What Now? An Advanced Play Therapy Discussion Group
    9 Oct 2019 Grief and Loss in the Play Room: Play Therapy Techniques
    14 Sep 2019 Play Therapy Ethics: Making it Make Sense
    21 Aug 2019 Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy: Models, Clinical Applications and Playroom Choices
    13 Jul 2019 Play Therapy: Adlerian Style – An Introduction to Adlerian Play Therapy
    12 Jun 2019 Child-Centered Play Therapy
    8 May 2019 Culture, Metaphor & Play Therapy: Finding Resilience through the Storms with StoryPlay®
    26 Apr 2019 How to Build Your Private Play Therapy Practice
    10 Apr 2019 Bringing Mindfulness and Movement into Play Therapy
    1 Mar 2019 2019 AZAPT Annual Conference
    9 Feb 2019 Playful Supervision: Play Based Experiential Techniques for Clinical Supervision
    10 Nov 2018 The Dynamic Duo: Blending the Techniques of Occupational Therapy and Play Therapy Together in the Playroom
    26 Oct 2018 How to Become a RPT - Virtual Discussion
    15 Sep 2018 History of Play Therapy
    18 Aug 2018 The Use of Play Therapy with Adults
    2 Jun 2018 Play Therapy with the Sexually Abused Child
    7 Apr 2018 Speaking the Client's Language: An Exploration of Everything from Pokemon to Tech
    17 Mar 2018 Advanced Instruction for the Play Therapist Supervisor
    2 Mar 2018 New Member Orientation Virtual Meeting
    16 Feb 2018 2018 AZAPT Annual Conference
    9 Feb 2018 Coffee Outreach in Tucson
    7 Feb 2018 Happy Hour in Tempe
    13 Jan 2018 Bibliotherapy: A Play Based Approach
    4 Nov 2017 Play Therapy with the Sexually Acting Out Child AND Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Teens and Tweens
    18 Oct 2017 Helping Children When a Family Member is Diagnosed with a Life-Threatening Illness
    9 Sep 2017 Culture, Metaphor & Play: Finding Resilience through the Storms
    19 Aug 2017 Sensory Processing and Trauma: A Handful of Play Activities
    16 Aug 2017 Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Exposure with Children in Play Therapy
    19 Jul 2017 Using StoryPlay for Children and Families with Grief and Loss
    10 Jun 2017 Forensically Informed Therapy
    17 May 2017 Trauma-Focused Therapy - Stages and Strategies
    19 Apr 2017 Working with Attachment
    11 Mar 2017 The Power of Metaphor: Transforming Trauma with Resilience
    17 Feb 2017 Annual Conference 2017
    16 Nov 2016 Sensory Processing and Trauma: A Handful of Play Activities


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