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Autism and Play Therapy

August 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$90 – $145

This workshop is designed for the beginner as well as the advanced play therapist, school counselors, teachers, social workers, and anyone who works with children.  Participants will gain beginning and advanced techniques in Play Therapy. Participants will also gain knowledge about emotion regulation and implementing play therapy with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Participates will learn play therapy techniques that they can use with children immediately.


Tracy Turner- Bumberry is the owner of KS Counseling, LLC in St. Charles, MO. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Tracy is also a Certified AutPlay Therapist, and a Certified Autism Specialist. She has over fifteen years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young  adults. Tracy has been in private practice since 2009. Prior to working in private practice, she worked as a high school teacher and an elementary school counselor. She currently conducts workshops focusing on mindfulness in play therapy, and is in the process of writing her second book for therapists. Her first book is entitled “Finding Meaning with Mandalas-A Therapist’s Guide to Creating Mandalas with Children”. Tracy received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education Grades K-8 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She received her Masters degree in School and Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. She has been licensed by the state of Missouri since 2005, and has been a Registered Play Therapist since 2007. She is currently a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and the American Counseling Association (ACA).

CEUs: 6


Early Bird Member (purchased before August 20th): $110

Early Bird Non Member (purchased before August 20th): $130

Student: $90 *with transcript

Member: $125

Non Member: $145


  •  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.
  • Identify and implement at least four structured play therapy techniques for use with children on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Describe the importance of play therapy techniques being replicated in a variety of settings when working with children on the Autism Spectrum.

8:30am-9am             Registration


12:00pm-1:00pm    Lunch

1:00pm- 4:30pm  


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.

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.


APT Provider Number: 08-223


Missouri Association for Play Therapy


St. Charles County Library – Spencer Branch
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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