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    • 14 Jan 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    Poetry and Play Therapy 

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

    Poetry focuses awareness as images and language find rhythm and balance. The play therapist can benefit from increased connection with poetry by noticing the lyricism of words spoken in the play room, by incorporating works of poetry into play therapy sessions, and by creating poetry with play therapy clients. All of these ideas will be explored in this training.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to:

        1.    Discuss the intersection of poetry and play therapy basic and advanced skills.

        2.    Apply concepts from poetic medicine to play therapy sessions.

        3.    Develop strategies for creating poetry with play therapy clients.

        Level of training: Intermediate

        3 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 $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 January 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 January 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.

        • 6 Feb 2022
        • 9:00 AM
        • 12 Feb 2022
        • 4:30 PM
        • Virtual Meeting
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        National Play Therapy Week 2021

        Sponsorship Opportunities

        • Company logo with link on our website. (Please send as JPG)
        • Company logo and link provided to all attendees via email. (Please send as JPG)
        • Ability to provide digital flyer/pamphlet to all attendees. (Must send as JPG or PDF)
        • Recognition as a sponsor on AZAPT Facebook page.
        • Registration for three (3) virtual training sections. (Please provide name, email and name of section.)

        Please email the above to info@azapt.org.

        February 7, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST

        Stepping into the Multiverse: Understanding Neurodiversity in Play Therapy

        Presented by Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS


        February 8, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST

        The Multicultural Playroom: Intentionality and Steps to Ensure Your Playroom is Culturally Inclusive

        Presented by Dee C. Ray, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S

        February 9, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MST

        Expressive Play Therapy Tools to Help Children Figure Out What’s Behind Their Anger

        Presented by Althea T. Simpson, LCSW, RPT-S


        February 10, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST

        Game On! Using and Creating Games in Play Therapy

        Presented by Laura Hutchison, PsyD, RPT-S


        February 11, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. MST

        The Use of Play Therapy and Other Expressive Therapies in the Assessment and Treatment of Children

        Presented by Eliana Gil, PhD, RPT-S, ATR


        February 12, 2022 | 1:00 pm. – 4:15 p.m. MST

        The Use of Play Therapy and Other Expressive Therapies in the Assessment and Treatment of Children

        Presented by Eliana Gil, PhD, RPT-S, ATR


        3 APT Non Contact CEs per Session (18 Total CE)

        VIRTUAL: This will be  virtual. Participants will be awarded NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.

        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 (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.

        • 7 Feb 2022
        • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
        • Virtual
        Register

        National Play Therapy Week 2022

        Stepping into the Multiverse: Understanding Neurodiversity in Play Therapy presented by Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS

        This workshop will introduce participants to the concepts of neurodiversity and implementing neurodiversity affirming practices in play therapy. An understanding of neurodivergent clients such as autistic, ADHD, SPD, and learning disorders will be presented. How play therapy approaches can be affirming will be covered and several neurodiversity affirming play therapy interventions will be highlighted.

        Learning Objectives: 

        Participants will be able to:

        1. Identify the concepts of neurodiversity and neurodiversity affirming regarding play therapy work.

        2. Describe how play therapy theories/approaches can be neurodiversity affirming.

        3. List at least 5 play therapy interventions that are considered neurodiversity affirming.

        Level of training: Intermediate

        3 APT Non Contact CEs - Play Therapy Special Topics

        About our presenter: Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families, including working with autistic children, neurodivergence children, and those diagnosed with ADHD and other developmental disorders. He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an integrative family play therapy approach. He is currently serving on the board of directors (president) for the Association for Play Therapy. He is also a part-time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University (MNU).

        VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual session. Participants will be awarded APT NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.

        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 (screen shot), 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 January 11, 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 or partial refunds will be considered after January 11, 2022.

        • 7 Feb 2022
        • 1:30 PM
        • 12 Feb 2022
        • 4:15 PM
        • Virtual
        Register

        National Play Therapy Week 2022

        All 6 Sessions During Entire Week, Members Only

        LIMITED TIME OFFER: Register through November 30, 2020

        AZAPT and APT Members Only


        National Play Therapy Week Virtual Conference

        February 7-12, 2022

        February 7, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST

        Stepping into the Multiverse: Understanding Neurodiversity in Play Therapy

        Presented by Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS


        February 8, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST

        The Multicultural Playroom: Intentionality and Steps to Ensure Your Playroom is Culturally Inclusive

        Presented by Dee C. Ray, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S


        February 9, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MST

        Expressive Play Therapy Tools to Help Children Figure Out What’s Behind Their Anger

        Presented by Althea T. Simpson, LCSW, RPT-S


        February 10, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST

        Game On! Using and Creating Games in Play Therapy

        Presented by Laura Hutchison, PsyD, RPT-S


        February 11, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. MST

        The Use of Play Therapy and Other Expressive Therapies in the Assessment and Treatment of Children

        Presented by Eliana Gil, PhD, RPT-S, ATR


        February 12, 2022 | 1:00 pm. – 4:15 p.m. MST

        The Use of Play Therapy and Other Expressive Therapies in the Assessment and Treatment of Children

        Presented by Eliana Gil, PhD, RPT-S, ATR


        3 APT Non-Contact CEs per Session (18 Total CE)

        VIRTUAL: All sessions will be virtual. Participants will be awarded NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.

        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 (screen shot), 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 January 11, 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 or partial refunds will be considered after January 11, 2022.

        • 8 Feb 2022
        • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
        • Virtual
        Register

        National Play Therapy Week 2022

        The Multicultural Playroom: Intentionality and Steps to Ensure Your Playroom is Culturally Inclusive presented by Dee C. Ray, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S

        Play therapists are called upon to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse child population. In addition to the facilitation of multiculturally-inclusive play therapy through skills and approaches, the play therapist is responsible for providing an environment of inclusivity – the playroom. This session will present findings from a recent study on creating a culturally-inclusive playroom and steps for how play therapists can implement best practices for ensuring children of multiple intersectional identities feel a sense of safety and belonging in the playroom. 

        Learning Objectives: 

        Participants will be able to:

        1. through a play therapy lens, define a multicultural playroom
        2. identify 7 ways a play therapist can ensure the playroom is culturally-inclusive
        3. identify toys and materials that are culturally-inclusive in play therapy
        4. identify toys and materials that are culturally-questionable in the playroom in play therapy

        Level of training: Beginning

        3 APT Non Contact CEs - Play Therapy Special Topics

        About our presenter: Dee C. Ray, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S is Distinguished Teaching Professor and Elaine Millikan Mathes Professor in Early Childhood Education in the Counseling Program and Director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas. Dr. Ray has published over 150 articles, chapters, and books, specializing in research specifically examining the process and effects of Child Centered Play Therapy in schools. She served as board member for the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling and Association for Play Therapy, founding editor of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, and an American Counseling Association Fellow.  

        VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual session. Participants will be awarded APT NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.

        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 (screen shot), 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 January 11, 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 or partial refunds will be considered after January 11, 2022.

        • 9 Feb 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Virtual
        Register

        National Play Therapy Week 2022

        Expressive Play Therapy Tools to Help Children Figure Out What’s Behind Their Anger presented by Althea T. Simpson, LCSW, RPT-S

        Many children receiving play therapy treatment experience problems with managing their anger. This intermediate play therapy workshop was developed from an integrative framework to therapeutically help children who struggle with anger to manage their emotions. Anger may be a common reaction seen in play therapy sessions but is only problematic when it becomes uncontrollable, and children lose control of their behavior.  As children become angry many physiological events occur that contribute to dysregulation often seen in children receiving play therapy treatment. Mental health professionals will practice 2D and 3D therapeutic activities that can be used in play therapy treatment with children experiencing anger management problems.

        Useful Materials: art supplies (i.e., paper, markers, crayons, etc.) and LEGO

        Learning Objectives: 

        Participants will be able to:

        1. Identify at least three causes of emotional difficulties in children receiving play therapy treatment.
        2. Identify physiological symptoms of anger that is often seen in children receiving play therapy treatment services. 
        3. Examine the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in play therapy as an intervention for children with anger problems.
        4. Demonstrate at least two expressive treatment strategies to use in play therapy with children experiencing anger problems.  

        Level of training: Intermediate

        3 APT Non Contact CEs - Play Therapy Skills and Methods

        About our presenter: Althea T. Simpson, MBA, LCSW, is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions and Unicorn Life Training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. Althea has a passion for helping children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds and dealing with a range of concerns go from “Hurt to Healed.” She specializes in trauma recovery and has an active psychotherapy practice in Woodbridge, Virginia. Althea has delivered presentations for numerous organizations, community events, and professional conferences and seminars. She also has been a guest on radio programs and podcasts, and authored or co-authored articles for blogs, enotes, and two anthologies.

        VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual session. Participants will be awarded APT NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.

        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 (screen shot), 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 January 11, 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 or partial refunds will be considered after January 11, 2022.

        • 10 Feb 2022
        • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
        • Virtual
        Register

        National Play Therapy Week 2022

        Game On! Using and Creating Games in Play Therapy presented by Laura Hutchison, PsyD, RPT-S

        Participants will learn different ways to use games in play therapy and gain an  understanding about what clients can gain through game play. A majority of the workshop will be spent learning about different games through demonstration and active participation. We will also discuss what populations and diagnoses the games work best with. Additionally, participants will create their own simple board game which will be able to be used in play therapy. 

        Learning Objectives: 

        Participants will be able to:

        1. Identify 20 games to use in play therapy.
        2. Explain what things are learned through game play in play therapy.
        3. Create a simple board game for use in the play therapy setting

        Level of training: Beginning

        3 APT Non Contact CEs - Play Therapy Skills and Methods

        About our presenter: Dr. Laura Hutchison, is a fully licensed psychologist, specializing in helping children and their families. Being a fully licensed psychologist and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT/S), she also supervises clinicians and is the founder/director of the Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy that provides high quality affordable play therapy training for clinicians. She is the current Michigan Association for Play Therapy (MIAPT) and has active in the organization for over 20 years. Dr. HutcH, as some call her, received her Master’s and Doctorate from the Center for Humanistic Studies - which is now called the Michigan School of Psychology (MSP). Along with being a therapist, she is the proud mom to son, Henry, and daughter, Honor. You may also know Dr. H as "PlayDrMom" through her blog and social media sites that focus on her experience being a play therapist and mom..  

        VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual session. Participants will be awarded APT NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.

        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 (screen shot), 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 January 11, 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 or partial refunds will be considered after January 11, 2022.

        • 11 Feb 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
        • Virtual
        Register

        National Play Therapy Week 2022

        The Use of Play Therapy and Other Expressive Therapies in the Assessment and Treatment of Children presented by Eliana Gil, PhD, RPT-S, ATR

        This workshop is designed for play therapists and other mental health professionals who would like to integrate a range of expressive therapies into their play therapy practices. This workshop will review the basic principles of expressive therapies and their resonance to play therapy, will discuss how to select and implement an integrated or prescriptive play therapy practice, and how to become familiar with the range of expressive therapies that are typically utilized when working with children.  Specifically, the program goals are to:

        ü  Provide play therapists with opportunities for experiential learning;

        ü  Describe a range of expressive therapies;

        ü  Discuss how to assess when play therapy approaches can be integrated with other expressive therapies;

        ü  Discuss play therapy themes across different media;

        ü  Provide different examples of how play therapy integrates with drama therapy or art therapy, as examples;

        ü  Discuss an integrated method of child-centered play therapy with therapist-led approaches;

        ü   Discuss how to set the context with families about what an integrated play therapy approach might entail;

        ü  Provide opportunities to practice a number of integrated expressive therapy techniques.


        Day One: Friday, February 11th

        • Introductions and needs assessment: “Your wish list”
        • Didactic presentation and experiential activities

        Day Two: Saturday, February 12th

        • Continuation of lecture and experiential activities, group activities and group processing.

        Learning Objectives: 

        Participants will be able to:

        1. Define expressive therapies and expressive arts therapy and visual arts;
        2. List two basic principles shared by play therapy and other expressive arts;
        3. List two compatibilities between play therapy and art therapy;
        4. List three ways you can transfer the thematic material in children’s generic and exploratory play with other amplifying activities;
        5. Define the term “amplification questions” for use with play therapy and other expressive therapies that elicit metaphors or symbols;
        6. Name two rationales for an integrated expressive therapy practice to be accessible across cultures;
        7. Discuss two gender specific differences in children that could elicit different play therapy responses and selection of interventions.

        Level of training: Beginning

        3 APT Non Contact CEs - Skills and Methods

        About our presenter: Dr. Eliana Gil is a Founding Partner of Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery & Education, LLC, a group private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. She is currently semi-retired and resides in Florida and MA where she provides consulting and supervision on-line. In addition, Dr. Gil sponsors the Mid-Atlantic Play therapy Institute in VA in the spring, and she provides several trainings through Starbright Training Institute in Virginia, during the year. She is an Approved MFT Supervisor as well as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Registered Art Therapist. She is also a Circle of Security Certified Parenting Educator, a Level II Theraplay provider, and participated and completed a two-year individual certification process with Dr. Bruce Perry. In the last two decades Eliana has directed two child sexual abuse treatment programs in Northern Virginia (Inova Kellar Center and Childhelp Children’s Center of Virginia) and she has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment for the last forty seven years. She is a licensed Marriage, Family, Child Counselor who received her doctorate in family therapy from the California Graduate School of Family Psychology in San Rafael, California. She is also a former President of the Association for Play Therapy and received APT’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

        Dr. Gil has written numerous materials on child abuse and related topics and has a number of educational videotapes that feature her work available through Guilford Press, as well as a self-published videotape on Family Play Therapy. Her most recent books are Post-Traumatic Play in Children: What Clinicians Should know, Family Play Therapy, 2nd Ed., and Termination Issues in Child Psychotherapy (with Dr. David Crenshaw). She has many other publications, some of which have been translated to other languages, including Spanish. Dr. Gil is a well-known lecturer, author, and clinician. She is bilingual and bicultural, originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. 

        VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual session. Participants will be awarded APT NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.

        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 (screen shot), 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 January 11, 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 or partial refunds will be considered after January 11, 2022.

        • 12 Feb 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
        • Virtual
        Register

        National Play Therapy Week 2022

        The Use of Play Therapy and Other Expressive Therapies in the Assessment and Treatment of Children presented by Eliana Gil, PhD, RPT-S, ATR

        This workshop is designed for play therapists and other mental health professionals who would like to integrate a range of expressive therapies into their play therapy practices. This workshop will review the basic principles of expressive therapies and their resonance to play therapy, will discuss how to select and implement an integrated or prescriptive play therapy practice, and how to become familiar with the range of expressive therapies that are typically utilized when working with children.  Specifically, the program goals are to:

        ü  Provide play therapists with opportunities for experiential learning;

        ü  Describe a range of expressive therapies;

        ü  Discuss how to assess when play therapy approaches can be integrated with other expressive therapies;

        ü  Discuss play therapy themes across different media;

        ü  Provide different examples of how play therapy integrates with drama therapy or art therapy, as examples;

        ü  Discuss an integrated method of child-centered play therapy with therapist-led approaches;

        ü   Discuss how to set the context with families about what an integrated play therapy approach might entail;

        ü  Provide opportunities to practice a number of integrated expressive therapy techniques.


        Day One: Friday, February 11th

        • Introductions and needs assessment: “Your wish list”
        • Didactic presentation and experiential activities

        Day Two: Saturday, February 12th

        • Continuation of lecture and experiential activities, group activities and group processing.

        Learning Objectives: 

        Participants will be able to:

        1. Define expressive therapies and expressive arts therapy and visual arts;
        2. List two basic principles shared by play therapy and other expressive arts;
        3. List two compatibilities between play therapy and art therapy;
        4. List three ways you can transfer the thematic material in children’s generic and exploratory play with other amplifying activities;
        5. Define the term “amplification questions” for use with play therapy and other expressive therapies that elicit metaphors or symbols;
        6. Name two rationales for an integrated expressive therapy practice to be accessible across cultures;
        7. Discuss two gender specific differences in children that could elicit different play therapy responses and selection of interventions.

        Level of training: Beginning

        3 APT Non Contact CEs - Skills and Methods

        About our presenter: Dr. Eliana Gil is a Founding Partner of Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery & Education, LLC, a group private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. She is currently semi-retired and resides in Florida and MA where she provides consulting and supervision on-line. In addition, Dr. Gil sponsors the Mid-Atlantic Play therapy Institute in VA in the spring, and she provides several trainings through Starbright Training Institute in Virginia, during the year. She is an Approved MFT Supervisor as well as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Registered Art Therapist. She is also a Circle of Security Certified Parenting Educator, a Level II Theraplay provider, and participated and completed a two-year individual certification process with Dr. Bruce Perry. In the last two decades Eliana has directed two child sexual abuse treatment programs in Northern Virginia (Inova Kellar Center and Childhelp Children’s Center of Virginia) and she has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment for the last forty seven years. She is a licensed Marriage, Family, Child Counselor who received her doctorate in family therapy from the California Graduate School of Family Psychology in San Rafael, California. She is also a former President of the Association for Play Therapy and received APT’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

        Dr. Gil has written numerous materials on child abuse and related topics and has a number of educational videotapes that feature her work available through Guilford Press, as well as a self-published videotape on Family Play Therapy. Her most recent books are Post-Traumatic Play in Children: What Clinicians Should know, Family Play Therapy, 2nd Ed., and Termination Issues in Child Psychotherapy (with Dr. David Crenshaw). She has many other publications, some of which have been translated to other languages, including Spanish. Dr. Gil is a well-known lecturer, author, and clinician. She is bilingual and bicultural, originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. 

        VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual session. Participants will be awarded APT NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.

        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 (screen shot), 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 January 11, 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 or partial refunds will be considered after January 11, 2022.

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      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
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      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
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      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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