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Pawsitive Solutions: ADHD and Play Therapy

  • 09/20/2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual


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  • 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


Pawsitive Solutions: ADHD and Play Therapy

Presented by Mary Rottier, Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAAPT-S-I 

This workshop is designed to provide participants with an understanding of using play therapy as a therapeutic approach for children with ADHD. Participants will delve into the theoretical foundations of play therapy and its relevance in addressing ADHD symptoms. Practical strategies for creating engaging and effective play therapy sessions will be explored, including techniques for enhancing emotional regulation, attention, and social skills. 

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

  1. Understand the principles of play therapy and its application in treating ADHD in children.
  2. Learn effective strategies for engaging children with ADHD in therapeutic play therapy sessions.
  3. Explore techniques for improving emotional regulation and attention span through play therapy interventions.
  4. Develop skills in assessing progress and adapting play therapy techniques to meet individual needs of children with ADHD 

    Session limited to 50 participants.

    This training is approved by APT Approved Provider 99-050 for 3 CE  hours.  

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

    Foundational Level | Play Therapy Skills and Methods

    Please note that CEs are only for APT hours. 

    ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Mary Rottier, Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAAPT-S-I is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with offices in Michigan and Georgia. She has over 20 years of clinical experience with an emphasis on providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families. She has focused her work on helping kids grow in confidence, character, and creativity using a child-centered approach to therapy. She is certified in a variety of different types of therapy including Animal Assisted Play Therapy® and Sandtray Therapy. She presents both nationally and internationally on these topics and specializes in abuse, trauma, anxiety, and attachment issues. She also enjoys supervising and teaching other therapists.

    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 $20 administrative fee. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. No refunds after September 1, 2024.

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