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    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • NEW LOCATION: JFCS Michael R. Zent Healthcare Center, 3001 N. 33rd Avenue, Phoenix, 85017
    Registration is closed

    Play Therapy with Children Whose Parents/Caretakers are in Relationship Transition 

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

    Through the lens of play therapy theory and practice, this workshop will review complications that could occur for the children in family high conflict relationship transition. Multi-cultural considerations will be reviewed as it relates to the treatment of these children and families in play therapy as well as forms useful in treatment planning. There will be instruction in at least 2 play therapy interventions best suited for the treatment population.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Identify and discuss current professional concerns in their play therapy treatment with high conflict PCRT© through professional exercises provided during the training.

    2. Apply at least 2 play therapy interventions useful in the assessment and treatment of PCRT© families.

    3. Demonstrate understanding of multicultural considerations when providing play therapy treatment with PCRT© children and families.

    Level of training: Intermediate

    3 CEs toward the Techniques/Methods Content Requirement

    About our presenter: Teri V. Krull, LCSW, RPT-S:

    • is licensed in Arizona and Maryland
    • has a 35-year play therapy private practice
    • was the first president of AZAPT
    • served on the APT Board (Chair 2000)
    • is an international presenter
    • is a board member of the APT Foundation
    • is the recipient of the 2010 AZ/NASW Lifetime Achievement Award

    AZAPT Members $45

    NonMembers $55

    NEW LOCATION: JFCS, Michael R. Zent Healthcare Center, 3010 N. 33rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017

    Check in at the door begins at 8:45 a.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.

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Zoom Virtual Meeting

    New RPT/S Standards

    Virtual Discussion with AZAPT President Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, RPT-S

    As most of you know by now, APT has revised the credentialing standards for the RPT/S. On January 1, 2020, APT will again be accepting applications for RPT/S. There have been many questions asked about the new standards, the phases, and what to expect from the new criteria. So join us for a virtual discussion and “Pick the President’s Brain” as we discuss the new criteria and how to make sure you are following the new guidelines for credentialing.

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

    Click here for information on the RPT credential.

    Zoom instructions will be forwarded after you register.

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 4:15 PM
    • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 320 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

    2020 AZAPT Annual Conference

    TraumaPlay™: A Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy Model for Trauma and Attachment Disturbances

    Presented by:
    Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S

    Workshop Overview:

    Play therapists must be able to explain our clinical choices all along the continuum of care when working with traumatized children and families.

    TraumaPlay™ translates evidence informed trauma treatment with children into a sequence of play-based component modules that celebrate the intersection of the neurobiology of play and the neurobiology of trauma, while honoring current evidence-based approaches in the field of trauma.

    Each component represents an important dimension of play therapy for trauma treatment and articulates both a specific treatment goal and accompanying interventions. The child’s metaphorical use of the playroom is demonstrated through a multitude of case examples and augmented with a variety of prop-based play therapy interventions. This flexible, phase-based model differentiates between goals of trauma treatment that are best accomplished through non-directive play therapy methods and goals that are best served by including attachment focused play therapy approaches that include Parents as Partners, cognitive-behavioral play therapy interventions, sandtray methods and other expressive therapy techniques. Come learn the overarching trajectory for trauma treatment as well as a multitude of practical clinical tools that can be immediately integrated into your practice.

    Workshop Objectives: 

    After the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1) List all seven primary components of TraumaPlay™

    2) List the three roles of the TraumaPlay™ Therapist

    3) Describe several self-directed ways in which children use the playroom to increase their sense of safety and security in play therapy.

    4) List three therapist directed activities for enhancing safety and security in play therapy.

    5) Describe four play therapy interventions that assess and augment coping.

    6) Describe three play therapy interventions that decrease a child's sense of physiological arousal.

    7) Describe six play therapy interventions that help parents co-regulate their children more effectively.

    8) Describe three play therapy interventions for assessing and increasing emotional literacy.

    9) Explain the two developmental foundations discussed in the Parents as Partners component of the model.

    10) List three play therapy interventions that invite disclosure in TraumaPlay™.

    11) List five play therapy interventions that prompt coherent narrative building in TraumaPlay™.

    12) List four prop-based play therapy interventions that help integrate somatic memories during coherent narrative building.

    13) Explain several play therapy techniques that assist clients in challenging and restructuring cognitive distortions.

    Early registration ends January 17, 2020.

    Cancellation Policy: Early refunds must be requested in writing, and a $35 administration fee will be assessed. No refunds will be given after 01/31/2020. Substitutions may be requested. AZAPT’s liability is limited to registration.

    Disclaimers: Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote the Annual Conference or AZAPT. 

    Level of training: Beginning - Intermediate

    12 CE | APT Approved Provider 97-035 

    About our presenter:

    Paris Goodyear-Brown, the founder and director of Nurture House, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20 years of experience in treating families in need. While she specializes in treating trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect) and attachment disturbances, she often provides help for anxious, angry or depressed children and teens. A child development expert, she frequently provides parent consultation, dyadic assessment and parent coaching to help parents manage and resolve their children's behavior problems. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, and has an international reputation as a dynamic speaker and innovative clinician. She provides play therapy and licensure supervision and consults with various school districts, agencies and mental health organizations to help develop play therapy programs and create more developmentally sensitive programming. Click here to read more

    Check in at the door begins at 7:45 a.m.

    Continuing Education

    This program is co-sponsored the Arizona Association for Play Therapy and The Institute for Continuing Education. The Conference offers a total of 12.00 contact hours (6.00 hrs. per day). Continuing education credit is awarded on a daily basis, with full attendance required for the day(s) attended. The CE processing fee is $25.00, payable on-site. Application forms and other required CE materials will be available on site. If you have questions regarding the program, continuing education  learning objectives, presenter bios, or grievance issues, contact The Institute at: 800-557-1950 / email: instconted@aol.com

    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 the Annual Conference or AZAPT.

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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