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    • 17 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    StoryCrafts: Creative Activities for Replenishing our Wellspring of Play Therapy Approaches 

    Presented by Joyce C. Mills, PhD, LMFT, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™

    All of us are dealing with the on-going global effects of Covid in one way or another, often leaving us feeling creatively and energetically drained. Now, more than ever as play therapists, we need to replenish our wellspring of compassionate and creative play therapy approaches that will reawaken, reinvigorate, and regenerate a sense of inner strength, hope, and resilience with the children and families with whom we work.

    Utilizing the resiliency-focused StoryPlay® process, this 3-hr. play therapy presentation will provide participants with experiential and creative activities designed to help children and teens reduce anxiety, transform fears into resources, nurture courage, connect to self-determination, embrace a playful nature, and enhance the flow of inner peace in the face of life’s challenges and uncertainties. In addition to use in private practice, examples will be woven throughout this webinar showing how specific activities have been successfully implemented with children and teens throughout the world in a variety of settings, cultures, languages, and age groups.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Access Inner Resources of a child or adolescent during the first session of Play Therapy.
    2. Utilize a creative activity that can awaken goals, identify obstacles, and activate inner resources in a play therapy.
    3. Design a collage using images to represent determination for building self-confidence and success during the play therapy session.
    4. From a play therapy perspective, Recognize how to utilize the elements of our natural ecology as metaphors in the quest for positive change and healing.

    Level of training: Intermediate-Advanced

    3 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Skills and Methods

    About our presenter: Founder of StoryPlay® Global, award-winning Play Therapist, author of eight books, and considered an expert in metaphorical interventions, Dr. Joyce Mills is an internationally recognized storyteller, consultant, workshop leader, program development specialist, and keynote speaker to medical, psychological, and educational organizations. With “resiliency” and “creativity” at its heart, Dr. Mills developed StoryPlay®, a new Ericksonian Indirective model of Play Therapy helping children, adults, families, and communities heal from trauma and disaster.  In addition to her training programs, Dr. Mills is a Co-Director of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a registered Play Therapy Supervisor. Her books include: Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within (Second Edition); Reconnecting to the Magic of Life; Butterfly Wisdom; Little Tree, Gentle Willow; and Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel.

    AZAPT Members $50; Nonmember Guests $60

    Limited to 40 participants.

    VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Per APT guidelines, video cameras must be on throughout the presentation for contact CE. 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 June 1, 2022. 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 June 1, 2022.

    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.

    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    Clinical Applications of Play Therapy with Sexually Victimized Children and Adolescents

    Presented by Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

    This workshop will explore an integrative approach to using play therapy with victims of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Research and literature pertaining to dynamics of CSA will be reviewed. The use of directive and expressive play therapy interventions will be discussed. Lecture, group discussion, & case examples will provide participants with a comprehensive learning experience.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Identify common dynamics of childhood sexual abuse as defined by the literature
    2. Identify components of evidence-based treatments which can be used to ground play therapy interventions
    3. Describe 10 play therapy techniques for use in individual and/or group therapy with victims of sexual abuse
    4.  Discuss a minimum of 2 considerations when transitioning from directive to expressive play therapy approaches in trauma treatment

    Level of training: Intermediate

    3 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Skills and Methods

    About our presenter: Sueann Kenney-Noziska, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ specializes in using play therapy in clinical practice with abused & traumatized children and adolescents. She has developed trauma-informed interventions, is a contributing author to several publications, and has testified as an expert witness in the areas of child abuse and trauma on the state and national levels.

    AZAPT Members $50; Nonmember Guests $60

    Limited to 50 participants.

    LIVE WEBINAR: Per APT guidelines, video cameras must be on throughout the presentation for contact CE. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Training meets the APT requirements for contact hours of CE via live webinars.


    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 July1, 2022. 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 July 1, 2022.

    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.

    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    Superheroes and Pop Culture in Play Therapy 

    Presented by  Sophia Ansari, LPCC, Registered Play Therapist

    We all have memories of using a blanket as a makeshift cape and jumping off the couch imagining as if we were flying high up in the sky amongst the clouds. Superheroes have been such an integral part of our childhood. The stories from comic books and pop culture media can offer a powerful analogy to frame our own experiences. Integrating a client’s interests in play therapy can nurture rapport building, encourage creativity, and can provide a safe distance to process emotions and gain perspective.

    Superhero themes in play therapy can be used to assess a client’s inner resources, strengths, needs, and can provide valuable information in diagnosis and treatment planning.

    This workshop will provide participants with creative play therapy interventions that integrate their clients’ interests. Learn how to help children and adolescents discover they are the heroes of their own stories!

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to:

      1. Describe the history of using superheroes in play therapy, its pioneers, and its effectiveness in the treatment of children and adolescents.
      2. Apply superhero and pop culture themes to play therapy interventions to encourage rapport building, social connection, and exploration.
      3. Discuss methods of introducing mindfulness and self-compassion using superhero and pop culture themes.
      4. Use valuable resources (web sites, books) to enhance your geek/superhero therapy knowledge in your play therapy practice to improve clinical outcomes.

      Level of training: Beginner

      3 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Special Topics

      About our presenter:  Sophia Ansari 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, https://letsplaytherapy.org/

      AZAPT Members $50; Nonmember Guests $60

      Limited to 50 participants.

      LIVE WEBINAR: Per APT guidelines, video cameras must be on throughout the presentation for contact CE. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Training meets the APT requirements for contact hours of CE via live webinars.

      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, 2022. 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, 2022.

      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 Sep 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Virtual Meeting
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      History and Theory of Play Therapy 

      Presented by Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor


      Our play therapy predecessors guided the play therapy field and educated future play therapists in skill, theory, and technique. The history of play therapy and its development over the years is an integral part of the novice play therapists’ education. Additionally, the theoretical underpinnings of play therapy work are critical to practitioners developing a sound foundation leading to successful play therapy engagement with clients. This workshop will explore the history of play therapy and the theories we use to cultivate a well-rounded play therapy practice.


      Learning Objectives: 

      Participants will be able to:

      1. Describe the history and progression of play therapy
      2. Explain the basic fundamentals of play therapy
      3. Identify at least 5 seminal play therapy theoretical approaches and apply these theories to case examples
      4. Create a personal theoretical foundation of play therapy for use in practice

      Level of training: Introductory

      3 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy History

      About our presenter: Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ works with Children and Families involved with Department of Child Safety and the various child mental health agencies in the Tucson community in a private practice setting. She has 25 years experience working with child trauma, abuse, attachment, and play therapy. She currently uses play therapy in individual and family therapy to help children heal from their previous traumas. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages, including the 0-5 age group. Juliet speaks locally and nationally on a variety of play therapy topics.

      AZAPT Members $50; Nonmember Guests $60

      Limited to 50 participants.

      LIVE WEBINAR: Per APT guidelines, video cameras must be on throughout the presentation for contact CE. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Training meets the APT requirements for contact hours of CE via live webinars.

      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, 2022. 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, 2022.

      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 May 2022 Let’s Play Your Way! Cultural Considerations in Play Therapy
    26 Apr 2022 When the White Flag is Flying: Increasing Awareness of Healing the Burnout and Compassion Fatigue of Play Therapists
    26 Mar 2022 History and Theory of Gestalt Play Therapy
    12 Feb 2022 The Use of Play Therapy and Other Expressive Therapies in the Assessment and Treatment of Children
    11 Feb 2022 The Use of Play Therapy and Other Expressive Therapies in the Assessment and Treatment of Children
    10 Feb 2022 Game On! Using and Creating Games in Play Therapy
    9 Feb 2022 Expressive Play Therapy Tools to Help Children Figure Out What’s Behind Their Anger
    8 Feb 2022 The Multicultural Playroom: Intentionality and Steps to Ensure Your Playroom is Culturally Inclusive
    7 Feb 2022 Stepping into the Multiverse: Understanding Neurodiversity in Play Therapy
    14 Jan 2022 Poetry and Play Therapy
    16 Nov 2021 Play Therapy: Adlerian Style - An Introduction to Adlerian Play Therapy
    21 Oct 2021 Child Centered Play Therapy
    17 Sep 2021 LEGO® Based Play Therapy: Building Resilience and Unlocking Creativity
    20 Aug 2021 Play Therapy with Children Experiencing Parent/Caretaker Relationship Transition (PCRT©)
    9 Jul 2021 Online Play Therapy: Through the Lens of the Therapeutic Powers of Play
    11 Jun 2021 Nature Play Therapy: When Nature Comes into Play
    28 May 2021 Play Therapy with Adoptive Families
    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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