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    • 08/20/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Nuts and Bolts of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

    presented by Lisa Remey, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S 

    This virtual session will explore the foundations of cognitive behavioral play therapy (CBPT), applying the basic tenants of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to play therapy sessions. CBT is historically an empirically supported approach yet is often challenged regarding its effectiveness when working with children. This webinar will identify common misconceptions regarding Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy while applying developmental theory to work with children and adolescents.

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

    1. Describe CBPT core concepts and structure of CBPT session 
    2. Identify three myths of CBT and how related to CBPT 
    3. Discuss and apply developmental theory and considerations when using CBPT with children and adolescents

    Session limited to 40 participants. | 3 APT CE | Intermediate Level

    Please note that CEs are only for APT hours. 


    ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Lisa Remey MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC and Institute of Play Therapy Certified Sandtray Therapist specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families on a variety of issues such as transitions, self-esteem, military lifestyle, and parent coaching. Her private practice, Bluebonnet Center for Play Therapy, is in New Braunfels, Texas. She has a passion for play therapy and presents nationally and internationally.

    VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE after successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.

    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 August 1, 2021.

    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

    • 09/17/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Paws in the Playroom: Animal Assisted Play Therapy

    presented by Tara Moser, LCSW, RPT-S, Animal Assisted Play Therapist-Supervisor-Instructor


    Have you ever considered including animals in therapy? Are you not sure if it is a good fit for your practice or clients or animal? Some of the benefits of animal assisted play therapy include the release of calming hormones in both child and animal, trust building, emotional self-regulation, and positive attachment. While the integration of animals into play therapy provides significant therapeutic benefits, it has the equal potential to cause harm if the play therapist is not properly trained. This workshop will provide an introduction to practicing Animal Assisted Play Therapy (AAPT). AAPT requires a complex set of skills, such as knowing how to:

    • Properly select and prepare your animal for therapy
    • Determine if your animal and client are the right fit for each other
    • Align client’s therapy goals to the appropriate AAPT interventions
    • Detect signs of stress and resignation in animal’s body language.  

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

        1. Identify and explain the differences between Animal Assisted Play Therapy and other types of animal assisted therapies, specifically including the animal’s role related to each approach.

        2. Identify three competencies related to impacting the human-animal bond in preparation to work with animals in Animal Assisted Play Therapy (AAPT) sessions.

        3. Describe ways to meet client’s therapeutic goals by including animals in play therapy-based practices through Animal Assisted Play Therapy (AAPT) sessions.

        4. Analyze directive and nondirective play therapy–based approaches between client and animal.

        Session limited to 40 participants. | 2 APT Contact CE - Humanistic/Attachment

        Please note that CEs are only for APT hours. 

        Level of training: Beginner 


        ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Tara Moser, LCSW, RPT-S, Certified Animal Assisted Play Therapist-Supervisor-Instructor is the owner of Delta Family Counseling and Founder of Pawsitive Kids Camp. She and her husband are the authors of Bode the Beach Dog: Life is RUFF! based on one of Tara's first AAPT dogs, Bode, and the amazing experiences he provided children. Tara has been honored as Social Worker of the Year and Social Work Educator of the Year awards (Florida National Association of Social Workers), the APT Service Award, and the Viola Brady Play Therapist of the Year (Florida Association for Play Therapy). She is also a recipient of the IIAPT Kirrie Award for her contributions to AAPT.  

        VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE after successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.

        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 September 1, 2021.

        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

        • 10/22/2021
        • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
        • Virtual
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        Play Therapy Supervision Training

        presented by Teri V. Krull, LCSW, RPT-S, DCSW  

        This session is for the current RPT-S or those aspiring to become a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor.  This session is designed to support the integrity of both in-person and telehealth supervision.  The primary instructional focus will be on the unique challenges in play therapy supervision as it relates to skill development,  professional growth and the advanced criteria of RPT certification.  Participants will be encouraged to bring their questions, thoughts and concerns for review and discussion.

        This webinar is designed for: Social workers (LCSW, LMSW, LISW, BSW, AAW), psychologists (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D.) school counselors, school psychologists, professional counselors (LMHC, LCMHC, CMHC, LPC, LCPC), marriage and family therapists (LMFT, LIMFT) art therapists, play therapists, occupational therapists, graduate students, and others in the mental health-related field.

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

        1. Explain the difference between play therapy supervision and play therapy consultation
        2. Discuss clinical supervision for the general supervisor as well as the play therapist supervisor
        3. Describe their unique style as a play therapy supervisor/consultant
        4. Identify how to improve their performance as a play therapist supervisor
        5. Demonstrate supervisory techniques/skills useful in play therapy supervision

        Session limited to 40 participants. | 3 APT CE | Beginner-Intermediate Level

        Please note that CEs are only for APT hours. 


        ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:  Teri V. Krull, LCSW, RPT-S, DCSW (NASW) has a 37-year private practice treating children and providing consultation to professionals and parents. A member of APT since 1985 and co-founder and first president of the Arizona APT, she served 6 years on the APT Board; chaired the APT board of directors (2000); and is currently a board member of the National APT Foundation. Teri is an international presenter in play therapy, parent coach, has authored 2 articles for the Play Therapy Magazine and has produced 4 educational play therapy films for long distance learning.  In 2010 she was honored with the Arizona District and State NASW Lifetime Achievement Award. Teri is licensed in both Arizona and Maryland. You can contact her at: www.playtherapy.tv or via email by clicking here.

        VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE after successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.

        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 October 1, 2021.

        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

      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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