Upcoming Regional Workshops
The Missouri Association for Play Therapy (MAPT) sponsors numerous programs and services during the year. MAPT is a volunteer member-based organization and you, as a stakeholder, are both invited and encouraged to serve on our committees to help shape the very benefits that justify your memberships.
Autism and Play Therapy
August 25th 9:30a-4:30p
Presenter: Tracy Turner-Bumberry
Location: St Charles County Library, Spencer Branch STL
- Identify three reasons why Play Therapy is beneficial to apply when working with children on the Autism Spectrum.
- Describe how the Gross Model of Emotion Regulation can help therapist plan meaningful play therapy interventions to use in client sessions with children on the Autism Spectrum.
- Identify steps needed to create a sensory bag which can be replicated in play therapy sessions.
- Discuss how play therapy techniques can be modified depending on the degree of a client’s dysregulation level.
- Describe the importance of play therapy techniques being replicated in a variety of settings when working with children on the Autism Spectrum.
The presentation focuses on the benefits of implementing play therapy sessions with children on the autism spectrum. A model of emotion regulation will be explained, to show the importance of planning play therapy prevention techniques. Techniques will focus on the sensory needs of many children on the Autism Spectrum as well as activities focusing on regulation. Consideration in design and implementation of structured techniques will be covered. Several play therapy techniques will be presented addressing typical autism issues.
More Upcoming Workshops
- November 30th , 2018 Columbia, MO
- Play Therapy and the Expressive Arts
- Presenters: Jennie Wilson LPC, RPT-S, NCC
- February 2019, Kansas City, MO
- Play Therapy and EMDR
- April 2019, Springfield, MO
- June 8 & 9, 2019 Annual Conference
- Play Therapy for Emotional Regulation Throughout the Lifespan
- Presenter: Tracy Turner-Bumberry and Dr. Robert Jason Grant
- August , 2019
Workshop Pricing (per day):
Early Bird Member: $110
Early Bird Non Member: $130
Student: $90 *with transcript
Non Member: $145
Conference Pricing (per day):
Early Bird Member $135
Early Bird Non Member $150
Student: $100 *with transcript
Non Member: $170