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    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Childhelp, 2120 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Bringing Mindfulness and Movement into Play Therapy

    Presented by Leslie Pechkurow, MC, LPC


    This training will help the individual use mindfulness to teach body awareness and understanding of emotions in play therapy. The individual will learn techniques that are grounded in play for children to pay more attention to their bodies, and thus their emotions. The training will incorporate movement, breathwork, and self-awareness in a playful manner so that children can relate and have fun while learning ways to calm down and feel better about themselves. Through playing, singing, dancing, and moving children and families can learn the importance of connecting their physical bodies with their emotional minds to work through trauma and stress and gain positive coping skills.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will:

    • gain an understanding of mindfulness and how this is important to the healing process.
    • understand the importance of connecting physical movement in play therapy with emotional intelligence so that children have an awareness of how emotions affect feelings in their bodies and vice versa.
    • learn several play therapy techniques to help teach mindfulness and awareness to children and families.

    Level of training: Foundational

    2 CEUs toward the Techniques/Methods Content Requirement

    About our presenter: Leslie Pechkurow, LPC, RYT 500 has extensive training in both play therapy and yoga. She couples her yoga training with her therapy work, bringing mindfulness and awareness of the body into the counseling setting with both adults and children. Leslie currently works in her own private practice, Joyful Hearts Counseling, and teaches yoga classes to both adults and children. She is a Past President for AZAPT and has been a Registered Yoga Instructor since 2013.

    AZAPT Members $35

    NonMembers $45

    Check in at the door begins at 6:10 p.m.

    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.

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Zoom Virtual Meeting

    How to Build Your Private Play Therapy Practice

    Virtual Discussion

    AZAPT is pleased to invite you to a Virtual Discussion. Bring your questions and "pick Juliet's brain" about private practice: where to start, what to do, insurance nees....you name it and it's open for discussion! Learn what's involved and what you need to know.

    Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, RPT-S will lead the discussion.

    This opportunity is available for members of AZAPT/APT only.

      Zoom instructions will be forwarded after you register.

    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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