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    • 12/02/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Let's Geek Out Together: Using Pop Culture, LEGO, and Video Games in Play Therapy

    presented by Sophia Ansari, LPCC, Registered Play Therapist™

    The foundation of play therapy is to meet children where they are and to speak their language. Popular mediums such as LEGO®, video games, music, and pop culture references are the modern facilitators of that language. This workshop will equip mental health professionals with new and innovative play and expressive therapy techniques that can be used right away. Participants will also explore ways to integrate creative play therapy strategies through telehealth (both low tech and high-tech strategies).

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

    1. Apply clients’ interests in play therapy to encourage rapport building, social connection, and exploration.
    2. Apply the therapeutic powers of play with engaging media such as music, LEGO,® and video games.
    3. Demonstrate 3-4 directive and non-directive play therapy interventions to use both in person and in a telehealth session.
    4. Utilize 2-3 technological features found in Zoom to engage clients in play therapy via telehealth.

        Session limited to 50 participants.

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

        Basic Level | Play Therapy Special Topics

        Please note that CEs are only for APT hours. 

        ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Sophia Ansari, LPCC, Registered Play Therapist is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist. She is an author, educator, and co-founder of the Let’s Play Therapy Institute. Sophia co-hosts Hero Nation, a podcast on the Geek Therapy Network, which celebrates diversity in the media and explores how to use geek culture in therapy. For more information on Let’s Play Therapy Institute visit letsplaytherapy.org.

        VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual workshop. Participants will be awarded APT NON-CONTACT 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 November 11, 2022.

        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 mymiapt@gmail.com.

        Skill Level: All skill levels

      Past events

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      06/03/2022 Bringing Nature into Play Therapy Supervision: Revitalize Your Self, Play, and Practice!
      05/06/2022 West Regional Workshop 2022
      04/22/2022 The Culture of Technology in Play Therapy
      03/25/2022 The Importance of Getting the Whole Picture in Play Therapy
      03/18/2022 Utilizing Child Centered Play Therapy to Advocate and Support Transgender and Gender Expansive Children and Adolescents
      02/25/2022 Annual State Conference 2022
      01/28/2022 Play Therapy with the Sexually Acting Out Child
      12/03/2021 Adlerian Play Therapy through a Neurobiology Lens
      11/12/2021 Co-Regulation in Play Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Relational Neuroscience to Improve Your Practice
      10/22/2021 Play Therapy Supervision Training
      09/17/2021 Paws in the Playroom: Animal Assisted Play Therapy
      08/20/2021 Nuts and Bolts of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
      06/25/2021 Addressing Grief and Loss in the Play Room
      05/14/2021 Play Therapy with Adoptive Families
      04/30/2021 Why You Playin’- Using Play to Empower and Build Self Esteem with Girls
      03/19/2021 History and Theory of Play Therapy
      02/20/2021 Playful Supervision: Play Therapy Supervision
      02/20/2021 Use of Play Therapy and Creative Therapies to Help with Anxiety
      02/19/2021 Using Polyvagal Theory in Play Therapy
      02/19/2021 Play Therapy & Traumatized Children: Finding the Eye in the Hurricane
      02/18/2021 Play Therapy with the Sexually Acting Out Child
      02/18/2021 Anxiety, Pinterest, and Play Therapy
      02/18/2021 Identifying & Utilizing the Therapeutic Powers of Play in Play Therapy
      02/17/2021 Using Play Therapy with Trans and Non-Binary Clients
      02/17/2021 Using Play Therapy to Prepare Child Witnesses for Court
      02/17/2021 Movies and Music and Play Therapy, Oh My!
      02/17/2021 Sponsor Opportunities - Annual (Virtual) State Conference 2021
      02/17/2021 Continuing Education for 2021 Virtual Annual Conference
      11/13/2020 Virtual Workshop: Play Therapy Basics using Neuroscience to Shift Clinician and Parental Paradigms of Behavior: A Hands-On Approach
      05/01/2020 East Regional Workshop: Experiential Trauma-Informed Play Therapy: Theory, Evidence, Assessment, and Treatment
      02/28/2020 Friday Night Supervision - Annual State Conference 2020
      02/28/2020 Annual State Conference 2020
      02/28/2020 Sponsor Opportunities - Annual State Conference 2020
      02/28/2020 Vendor/Exhibitor Opportunities - Annual State Conference 2020
      11/08/2019 West Regional Workshop 2019
      04/26/2019 East Regional Workshop: Using Lego® in Play Therapy
      02/15/2019 Friday Night Supervision - Annual State Conference 2019
      02/15/2019 2019 Annual State Conference
      11/09/2018 West Regional Workshop
      05/18/2018 East Regional Workshop: Top 12 Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Teens & Tweens
      02/16/2018 22nd Annual MIAPT Play Therapy Conference

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