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    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Childhelp, 2120 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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    The Use of Play Therapy with Adults

    Presented by Katie Farner, MS, LPC, MFT, RPT

    Description: We all know how valuable play therapy can be for children. What many of us don’t know is how valuable it can be with adults. This workshop will explore how to incorporate play therapy with adult clients. Research to show the efficacy of adult play therapy will be discussed and techniques will be provided. Participants will also explore how to adapt techniques used for children and teens to make them useful for adult sessions.  Come explore why play therapy with adults is both important AND effective.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will: 

    • Learn a brief history of play therapy.
    • Explore the current research on play therapy for adults.
    • Understand how play therapy with adults is effective and which clients it benefits the most.
    • Learn techniques for use with adults in the play room.

    Level of training: Foundational

    3 CEUs toward the Techniques/Methods Content Requirement

    About our presenter: Katie Farner, MS, LPC, MFT, RPT

    AZAPT Members $45

    NonMembers $55

    Check in at the door begins at 8:40 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. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote the Annual Conference or AZAPT.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Childhelp, 2120 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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    History of Play Therapy

    Presented by Juliet Fortino, LPC, RPT-S

    Description TBD

    Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: TBD

    Level of training: Foundational

    3 CEUs toward the Techniques/Methods Content Requirement

    About our presenter: Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor 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 19 years of experience working with child trauma, abuse, attachment and play therapy. 

    AZAPT Members $45

    NonMembers $55

    Check in at the door begins at 8:40 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. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote the Annual Conference or AZAPT.

    • 1 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Beatitudes Campus, 1610 W Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021
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    2019 AZAPT Annual Conference

    Play Therapy on a Dime: Practical Techniques for Everyday Use

    Presented by:
    Sharolyn Wallace, Ph.D., LCSW, RPT-S

    Workshop Overview:

    Gadgets, gizmos, cool new stuff, latest must haves! Very exciting and potentially very costly! This workshop will revive your creative spirit without breaking your piggy bank! Material, broken toys, old puzzles, foil, cardboard rolls, and everyday junk can be turned into fabulous play therapy activities and successful therapeutic techniques. This workshop will focus on the difficult challenges facing children from school age through adolescence. Sexual abuse, bullying, ADHD, emotional and physical abuse, divorce, substance abuse are just a few of the traumas we will explore in the context of play therapy methodologies. Research indicates that play therapy modalities are effective with these complex issues. Evidenced and empirically based methodologies with corresponding experiential play therapy techniques will assist the play therapist in developing a strength and empowerment model for our clients. CBT, Gestalt, CCPT, and Adlerian therapeutic models will be the foundation of this workshop. These techniques will assist therapist in empowering our clients to become stronger, assertive, courageous, and efficacious. This workshop will provide many experiential activities that engage the creativeness and curative factors of the therapeutic relationship in play therapy.

    Workshop Objectives:                                        

    1.     Participants will be able to create 4 new play therapy activities with Gestalt theoretical orientation.

    2.     Participants will be able to identify and create 3 new play therapy activities with Adlerian theoretical orientation and for CBT theoretical orientation.

    3.     Participants will be able to apply 2 theoretical models to 3 new creative play therapy activities.

    4.     Participants will learn new play therapy activities costing less than $20 to less than $5.

    5.     Participants will apply cost saving strategies to play therapy interventions.


    Level of training: Beginning - Intermediate

    13 APT CEUs 

    About our presenter:

    Sharolyn Wallace, PhD. LCSW, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor has been the Professor of Human Services at Tulsa Community College for over 20 years. She is also the director for TCC’s Center for Addiction Prevention and Recovery Support. Dr. Wallace received the 2014 C.V. Ramana award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mental Health of Oklahoma’s Children and the 2016 NASW-OK Social Worker of the Year.  She is the Past-President for OK NASW.  She is a Board Member for the Association for Play Therapy and the National Association for Social Workers.  Dr. Wallace has been in private practice for over twenty years specializing in child sexual abuse and trauma.  Dr. Wallace led a team of mental health workers providing crisis intervention and play therapy in Sri Lanka one month at the Tsunami.  She has also provided crisis relief work in Alaska, New York, Miami, San Francisco, and Scotland, and two separate tours of duty in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Dr. Wallace has published articles on play therapy and relapse prevention with child welfare families. She is the author of a series of children’s books, “The Adventures of Bruce, Ben & Gerry.”

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


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