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2021 Annual Conference

June 11 @ 8:30 am - June 12 @ 4:00 pm

$100 – $170

Register here for our two day, in-person,  2021 Annual Conference!!

COVID Precautions: For the safety of all, participants are asked to wear a mask. Social distancing will be encouraged through spaced seating. We will sanitize throughout the conference.


Scott Riviere is a Licensed Professional Counselor and one of the first Registered Play Therapist-Supervisors in Louisiana. He is the Director of K.I.D.Z., Inc., Louisiana’s first Play Therapy Institute, where his practice is limited exclusively to children and adolescents and their families. During his 30+ years of practice, he has worked in various clinical settings and has extensive training in the field of Play Therapy. He has served on various committees for the Association for Play Therapy and is currently serving on the Board of Directors.

He has created several therapeutic products for mental health professionals and is a published author and frequent guest on various media outlets. Mr. Riviere has also produced a series of parent training videos titled “Positive Parenting”.

Day 1:  6
Day 2:  6

To register, scroll down to the bottom of the page.


Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce: Using Play Therapy to help the child heal

Description/ Abstract

This workshop will include a review of the three types of divorce as well as the effects on children from a developmental perspective.  Stages of grief associated with divorce and separation will also be discussed to give the participant a theoretical framework as well as specific tasks that are useful in helping families work through this transition.  A review of the negative effects of a high conflict divorce on children will be explored with an emphasis on identifying parental alienation characteristics.

Several Play Therapy Techniques will be demonstrated that you will be able to put into practice immediately.  Activities that help children express feelings, regulate emotions, and improve family communication will be covered.  We will also review practical treatment considerations from working with both parents to addressing legal considerations.  Play Therapy Interventions to help build assertiveness, confront parents, and develop effective coping strategies will be reviewed and modifications for a group Play format will be presented.  Experiential activities will be used to help parents gain insight into the child’s world and develop transition contracts to help reduce conflicts.

Learning Objectives 
  1. Participants will identify three types of divorce that effect children’s development in play therapy.
  2. Participants will identify the benefits of Directive and Non-directive Play Therapy Techniques.
  3. Participants will explain why parental involvement in Play Therapy sessions is critical.
  4. Participants will be able to list several Play Therapy Techniques.
  5. Participants will learn modifications to Group Play Therapy format.
  6. Participants will learn how to create a board game to help with difficult transitions during play therapy.


8:30- 9:00: Registration

9:00 – 10:30: Training

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:00: Training

12:00- 1:00: Lunch

1:00 – 2:30: Training

2:30 – 2:45: Break

2:45 – 4:00: Training


DAY TWO (Saturday):

10 Minute Techniques:  Play Therapy Interventions for School-age Children


Are you looking for a workshop to learn innovative Play Therapy techniques and rejuvenate your spirit? Then make time to attend this training! This interactive workshop will focus on empirically-influenced interventions for children ages 5 to 11.  A variety of Play Therapy interventions will be presented and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the activities to gain mastery and understanding. Topics covered include: anger management, grief/trauma resolution, anxiety reduction, and positive behavior management. We will cover the theoretical rational for using play-based interventions with school age kids then engage in several experiential activities to help manage a variety of common school problems. The workshop will be presented on PowerPoint with supporting video content.  All handouts will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will identify key developmental differences between children and adolescents.
  2. Participants will list three benefits of directive and non-directive Play Therapy Interventions.
  3. Participants will role-play Play Therapy interventions to manage and express aggressive behaviors.
  4. Participants will identify benefits of social skills group Play therapy versus role-play.
  5. Participants will list over 10 Play Therapy techniques to manage a variety of behaviors.
  6. Participants will identify 3 key traits when dealing with disruptive behaviors in Play Therapy.



8:30- 9:00: Registration

9:00 – 10:30: Training

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:00: Training

12:00- 1:00: Lunch

1:00 – 2:30: Training

2:30 – 2:45: Break

2:45 – 4:00: Training

Cancellation policy: A credit will be given for the amount paid to MAPT if registration is cancelled prior to the day of the conference. No refunds will be given.


Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
2601 S Providence Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203


Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
2601 S Providence Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203.

Hotel: 1-573-442-6400

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APT Provider Number: 08-223


Missouri Association for Play Therapy


Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center
2601 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203 United States
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