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Play Therapy 101: Keys to Effective Use of Play Therapy

October 27, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$90 – $145

Come prepared to learn and PLAY!

This workshop is designed for the beginner as well as a refresher for the advanced play therapist, school counselor, teacher, social worker and anyone who works with children. Participants will gain knowledge of the basics of play therapy, understanding the Child- Centered approach and strategies for implementing play therapy with clients. Participants will also obtain the tools needed for conducting play therapy on to go and in the schools. Participants will learn techniques they can use with children immediately.


Katie Clayton is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 15+ years of experience in the field. Katie obtained her play therapy training through Mid America Nazarene’s Play Therapy Certificate Program. At present, Katie enjoys working with children and families at her private practice and occasionally presenting trainings to others interested in using play therapy in their work. When not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids or spending time outdoors!

CEUs  6


Early Bird Member (purchased before October 7th): $110

Early Bird Non Member (purchased before October 7th): $130

Student: $90 *with transcript

Member: $125

Non Member: $145

Limited seating available


  1. Learn basic tenets for working effectively with children in Play Therapy.
  2. Learn the theoretical framework for using a Child-Centered Play Therapy approach.
  3. Gain understanding of how to prepare for and implement a Play Therapy session.
  4. Practice basic skills needed to implement a Play Therapy session.
  5. Increase understanding of client behavior in a Play Therapy session and strategies for effective therapeutic responses.
  6. Have in-depth discussions on implementing Play Therapy on the go and in schools.


8:30-9am               Registration


10:30-10:45am      Break


12-1pm                     Lunch/Board Meeting- all are welcome to attend!


2:30-2:45pm          Break



This workshop is designed for all those of you who are interested in learning more about play therapy or those of you who know some basics but want to learn more about how to implement this effective approach in a variety of settings including in-home and in schools. This workshop will lay a foundation for understanding how play therapy works, how a therapist’s approach can increase positive change in therapy, and how to utilize various skills needed for effective play therapy. Attendees will come away with an understanding of materials needed and how to implement play therapy sessions in different settings as well as an array of child-centered play therapy skills that are guaranteed to create positive change with the children you are working with.


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





October 27, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$90 – $145
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Missouri Association for Play Therapy


190 Shinn Lane
Hannibal, MO 63401 United States
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