Looking for Networking and Training Opportunities?

Check out your area of the state below for Missouri APT sponsored  Training and Networking opportunities.   While regional workshops and our annual conference has a cost associated with it, generally the trainings and networking events on this page are free of charge.

While these networking and training opportunities are planned and coordinated (on a volunteer basis) by area reps or board members, MAPT members are welcome to offer their time and talent in helping provide brief presentations on various topics, offering their space to hold the meetings, etc. The more diverse the membership participation the stronger we will become.

Members might see something listed as “Peer/Group Supervision”    We offer opportunities throughout the year where peer supervision is available for professionals to bring a difficult situation, case or issue that they’re struggling with and allow the group to help process it.   It’s always helpful to come and learn from others’ experiences. All are welcome (Students, provisional therapists, licenced therapists, etc).

**  Where can YOU get involved? **  Do you specialize in an area and would like to give your time in speaking to other play therapists at a networking meeting? The more play therapists we have that step forward to offer their expertise, the more we can offer in our various areas of the state.   We have some scheduled, but are wanting to schedule more – depending on the involvement of school counselors and agency/private practice counselors. We have so many talented school counselors and play therapists, we would love to have more involvement so we can offer more resources to our local counselors.  We would love to see you at upcoming events.

Central

Peer/Group Supervision or Consultation

None scheduled at this time

Area-training

None scheduled at this time

Networking Opportunities

None scheduled at this time

Kansas City Metro (Western)

Peer/Group Supervision or Consultation
  • None at this time

Area-training

  • None at this time

Northern

Peer/Group Supervision or Consultation

None scheduled at this time

Area-training

Intro to Play Therapy    

When: Saturday July 21st 9a-12p

Where: The Lighthouse Counseling Center 510 S Morley Moberly, MO

Cost: FREE; 3 CEUs are available for purchase, $15/CEU

What: Whether you are a beginner at play therapy, an interested consumer or an advanced play therapist, come increase your knowledge and skills at this free training!

This workshop will help therapists and consumers understand play therapy better. It will cover history of where play therapy originated from and over the years how it has developed. We will discuss the different types of play therapy and how it helps children and adults with different diagnoses. Participants will get to participate in several activities which will demonstrate the power of play.

Objectives:

  • Participants will learn at least 3 play therapy techniques.
  • Participants will have a better understanding of play therapy and how it is used.
  • Participants will be able to list at least two types of play therapy.
  • Participants will be able to list at least 3 different populations that play therapy helps.
  • Participants will be able to list at least 3 areas that play therapy benefits children.

Presenters: Ann Elliot LCSW, CDVC, CCJS and Aliscia Heard LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, TF-CBT

Networking Opportunities

None scheduled at this time

Southwest

Peer/Group Supervision or Consultation

None scheduled at this time

Area-training

  • None at this time

Networking Opportunities

  • None at this time

St. Louis Metro (Eastern)

Peer/Group Supervision or Consultation None scheduled at this time

Area-training

None scheduled at this time

Networking Opportunities

None scheduled at this time

Join MAPT Today!

Potential members can always fill out an application in person at any of our networking meetings, regional workshops or annual conference. Just ask one of our board members or area reps for assistance.