Log in

Michigan association for play therapy

Log in

The History of Play Therapy

  • 01/26/2024
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Please login to register.
  • A participant registering as “student” must be a full-time student at a college or university and provide a written letter, transcript or schedule from their University verifying the status.
  • Complimentary Registration for Speaker and Conference Committee Members

Registration is closed

The History of Play Therapy

presented by Stefani Misiph, LMHC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™

Join us in an interactive discussion about the History of Play Therapy.  A timeline of Play therapy from its origins to now will be analyzed.  Seminal theories and current trends in play therapy will be explored.  Participants will leave feeling confident in their understanding of the history of play therapy as well as the therapeutic powers of play.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:  

  1. identify at least three figures who contributed to the field of play therapy.
  2. identify the key person/people associated with the development of at least four play therapy approaches.
  3. list the therapeutic powers of play.
  4. discuss the evolution of play therapy practices from the early 1900s to present day.
  5. identify three approaches to play therapy and at least two play therapy theoretical frameworks.

Session limited to 50 participants.

3 APT Live Webinar CE - This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

Foundational Level | Seminal/Historically Significant Theories

Please note that CEs are only for APT hours. 

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Stefani Misiph, LMHC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor has been a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor for over 15 years. She feels confident working with children, adolescents, and adults.  She is an Adjunct Faculty in the Expressive Therapy and Mental Health Counseling graduate department at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a local and national trainer.  Stefani brings 20 years of experience to her clients in Florida and Massachusetts, as is licensed in both states. She is in both private practice as well as a consultant in the IFS Telehealth Collective. Workshops with Stefani are not your standard CEs. Whether at a national conference, an agency training, or through telehealth her passion for the therapeutic relationship and teaching shines through in her dynamic, interactive style. Stefani believes that the number one factor for success in therapy is a supportive relationship which is infused into each training. Providing a genuine, non-judgmental, predictable space is crucial to her client’s growth. It is important to “befriend our learning edges.”

VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual workshop. Participants will be awarded APT LIVE WEBINAR CE after successful completion of a post test. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar." Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. 

MIAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 99-050. MIAPT maintains responsibility for the program.

PHOTO RELEASE: By registering for this training, you are giving permission for MIAPT to use any photographs (screenshots) 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 MIAPT of your request to be omitted.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you notify MIAPT you are canceling, and we are able to fill your spot, you will receive a refund for the registration fee minus $15 administrative fee. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. No refunds after January 5, 2024.

EMAIL LIST: By registering for this training, you are giving MIAPT permission to add your email to our email list.

ADA/Section 504: If you have special needs, please contact

2020 Raybrook Avenue, S.E., Suite 305 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software