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East Regional Workshop: Using Lego® in Play Therapy

  • 04/26/2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell, MI 48843


  • Member price without CE
  • Member registration other APT branches without CE
  • Member registration other APT branches with CE
  • Member Registration plus CE Processing Fee of $20
  • Nonmember registration without CE
  • NonMember Registration plus CE Processing Fee of $20
  • Must have proof of full-time enrollment at an accredited college or university.

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Using Lego® in Play Therapy

Presented by: Christina Collins, MA, LLPC

OVERVIEW: In this session, learn how to empower your play therapy session with Lego® bricks and construction toys. These methods are appropriate for all ages, as Lego® is a classic building material. Additionally, learn specific ways to use Lego® bricks and mini-figures to facilitate communication, understanding, and healing through play therapy.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to...

  • Demonstrate at least two ways to use Lego® as an indirect and direct communication tool for play therapy
  • Explain how to infuse your play therapy session with creativity and modeling
  • Describe the use of Lego® play to assist in treatment of Autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Describe the use of Lego® as a psychoeducational toy to help utilize play therapy as a link between academic needs with socio-emotional needs
  • Identify at least two ways to use Lego® and construction materials as a play therapy tool and art therapy medium
  • Describe strategies to engage clients and their families to incorporate construction play as a way to build connection within the family unit


Christina Collins, MA, LLPC currently works in private practice in Portage MI, where she specializes in pediatric counseling and play therapy. Christina holds events to inspire creative exploration through arts, movement, and play.

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Registration/Breakfast pastries (provided): 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Workshop Session: 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Break: 10:30-10:45 a.m.

Workshop Session: 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Lunch (provided): 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Workshop Session: 1:15-2:45 p.m.

Break: 2:45-3:00 p.m.

Workshop Session: 3:00-4:30 p.m.

End of the Workshop: 4:30 p.m.

PARKING: Carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking is limited. Additionally, if you have accessible needs, please contact us at

FOOD: Breakfast and lunch provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please email by 4/1/19.

PHOTO RELEASE:  By registering for this conference, you are giving permission for MIAPT to use any photographs that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as MIAPT deems appropriate and desirable. Photographs may be used on the MIAPT website, social media pages, and/or newsletter for any purpose. By completing the registration, you are also consenting to waive any rights to the photographs indefinitely.

If you do not wish to have your photo used, it is your responsibility to notify Jesilee Bonofiglio at registration of your request to be omitted.

HANDOUTS: Our policy is to email all handouts. Please include a valid email address with your registration to receive the handouts.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than April 1, 2019. Cancellations are subject to $25 processing fee.  Substitutions may be made in writing for no additional cost. No refunds are given due to inclement weather.  

CONTINUING EDUCATION: This workshop for mental health professionals is co-sponsored by the Michigan Association for Play Therapy and the Institute for Continuing Education. CE credit is offered for the disciplines listed below. The program offers 6.00 contact hours,  with full  attendance required. The CE processing fee is $20 and may be included in the registration fee or paid on site. Application forms for CE credit will be available on site. CE verification is mailed to attendees following the program. To receive CE credit, participants must complete all CE paperwork, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit a completed evaluation of the program.  If you have questions regarding CE credit, the program, learning objectives, or grievance issues, contact The Institute at:   

NOTE:  It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.

Psychology: The Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. Counseling:  The Institute is recognized by the Ohio Board Social Work and Counseling, provider RCS 030001. NBCC credit is not offered. Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 1007, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB ),, through the Approved Continuing Education ( ACE ) program. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 04-13-2018 - 04-13-2021.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this program will receive 6.00 clinical continuing education contact hours. Marriage/Family Therapy:  The Institute is recognized by the Ohio Board MFT , Provider RTX 100501. Play Therapy:  The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program.  APT Approved Provider 98-040. Nursing:   The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved continuing education provider by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646. It is the responsibility of nurses to check with their state board to determine if CE credit issues by an approved provider of the CA Board of Nursing, meet regulations of their board.

ADA: If you have special needs, please contact Abigail DuPree at or 517-410-9810.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

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