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.

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Essentials in Using Expressive Arts in Play Therapy

November 30th 8:30a-4:30p

Presenter: Jennie Wilson LPC, RPT-S, NCC

Location: The Crossing, Columbia, MO


  • Identify the different modalities of expressive therapies used in a play therapy room

  • Identify expressive therapy techniques or interventions at each developmental age level in a play therapy session.

  • Implement expressive therapy techniques or interventions with their clients in play therapy sessions

  • Explain how neurodevelopment is relevant to expressive arts and play therapy interventions.  Participants will be able to articulate research supporting the use of expressive arts and play therapy

  • Demonstrate how to use expressive arts and play therapy in a group setting

  • Understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship with regards to the efficacy of using expressive techniques in play therapy sessions.

  • Identify ways to adapt some play therapy interventions for cultural sensitivity, through the expressive media chosen

This workshop will provide an overview of the different categories or modalities in expressive arts therapies used in play therapy as well as interventions for attendees to implement in their own schools, agencies and private practices.  Workshop Attendees will find this workshop to be interactive, and should come prepared to participate in the various play therapy interventions and activities that will be presented.  

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More Upcoming Workshops

  • February 2019, Kansas City, MO
    • Play Therapy and EMDR
  • April 2019, Springfield, MO
    • Play Therapy with the Family and Supervision in Play Therapy
    • Dr. Darryl Haslam
  • 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 
    • TBD

Workshop Pricing (per day):

Early Bird Member: $110

Early Bird Non Member: $130

Student: $90 *with transcript

Member: $125

Non Member: $145

Conference Pricing (per day):

Early Bird Member $135

Early Bird Non Member $150

Student: $100 *with transcript

Member: $150

Non Member: $170

How are workshop topics decided?

Yearly, during the annual conference, attendees share what topics that they would like to see presented in the future.

How are the regional workshop locations decided?

Our state board rotates the regional workshops throughout the areas of the state, giving each part of the state the opportunity to have a workshop close to home.

How do you decide who your presenters are?

Yearly, during the annual conference, attendees share possible Missouri APT member professionals that they would like to that they would like to hear present topics that they specialize in.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation policy:  Refunds will be given for paid continuing education training cancelled by MAPT and for when MAPT relocates training to another region of the state.  For attendees who cancel 48 hours prior to the start of the training, a MAPT CREDIT will be provided to attendees for the amount paid, and can be used at a future MAPT training..
If you know a professional, in our state, who specializes in a particular niche, please communicate that to your area reps or your board president, so that they could determine whether or not that person would be a good fit.

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.