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.

Registration Now Open for Annual Conference: 2022

June 10 & 11, 2022 Columbia MO

This will be in person and 6 CEUs Per day attended.

DAY 1:  Puppetry and Storytelling in Play Therapy: June 10, 2022 from 9 am to 4:30 PM; 6 CEUS

Description: What time is it?  It is story time!  Join us for an interactive learning experience that focuses on using puppets and stories to support and empower clients in play therapy. Participants will create puppets and practice crafting stories and puppet shows to aid in integrating play therapy theory and practice.

Presenter: Yolanda Fountain Hardy, PhD, LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC

Location: Drury Plaza Hotel East, 3100 Interstate 70 Dr. SE, Columbia MO 65202

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  1.   Identify at least five benefits of using puppets and storytelling within the practice of play therapy
  2. Explain three storytelling types to assist clients with identifying, processing, and resolving intrapersonal and interpersonal conflicts
  3. Discuss one bibliotherapy technique to enhance the parent-child relationship
  4. Create two puppets to enhance the play therapist’s self-awareness
  5. Practice three storytelling activities for use with play therapy clients to enhance self-awareness, group cohesion, and imaginative skills
  6. Engage in three puppetry activities for use with play therapy clients to enhance feeling awareness, communication/social skills, and grief processing.

DAY 2: Cultural Humility for Play Therapists: June 11th, 2022 9 AM to 430 PM; 6 CEUS

Description: Culture can be challenging to grasp yet is essential to understand!  This learning experience focuses on enhancing multicultural knowledge, skills, and humility for play therapy practice.  Participants will explore relevant terms, identify barriers to effectiveness, practice activities to deepen cultural self-awareness and humility, and explore ways to create a culturally sensitive play therapy room.

Presenter: Yolanda Fountain Hardy, PhD, LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC

Location: Drury Plaza Hotel East, 3100 Interstate 70 Dr. SE, Columbia MO 65202

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  1. Define cultural humility and the three components of its application
  2. Explore three cultures of childhood and five ethical guidelines that regard culture as promulgated by the Association for Play Therapy
  3. List four principles that play therapists need to hone self-awareness necessary for a culturally humble practice
  4. Review seven barriers to wholesome multiculturalism within play therapy
  5. Practice three activities to cultivate a culturally humble play therapist using the Self-ARC concept (Fountain Hardy, 2021)
  6. Identify three ways to enhance a culturally sensitive play therapy space

Registration Now Open for In Person September Workshop

September 16, 2022 (In person)

History of Play Therapy

Ceus:  5 hours

Description: This workshop will review the history of play therapy to meet the required five hours of instruction to become a RPT.  This workshop is designed to tour the history of play therapy from its conception to now. Focus will be placed on key people, events, organizations, and seminol theories that have contributed to the development of play therapy.

Presenter: Danielle White, LPC, RPT-S

Location: 500 Huber Park Ct, Suite 106., Weldon Spring MO 63304

In this workshop, participants will learn:

1. Participants will learn about the grandfathers and mother of play therapy.
2. Participants will learn about other key contributors to the play therapy of today.
3. Participants will learn about major events and organizations that have contributed to play therapy.
4. Participants will learn about the creation and development of the ten seminol theories of play therapy.
5. Participants will learn how play therapy developed decade by decade since its conception.

 

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Schedule:

Registration: 830 AM – 9:00 AM 

Workshop: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (15 minute break at presenters discretion)

Lunch: 12:00- 1:00 PM 

Workshop: 1:00 – 4:30 PM ( 15 minute break at presenters discretion)

 

More Upcoming Workshops/ Events

  •  Workshop
    • September 16, 2022: History of Play Therapy
    • Presenter: Danielle White, LPC, RPT-S
    • This will be in Person.–Weldon Spring, MO
    • 5 contact CE’s. Meets PHASE 1 RPT History Requirement
  • Annual Conference
    • June 10 and 11, 2022: Puppetry and Storytelling in Play Therapy AND Cultural Humility in Play Therapists
    • Presenter: Yolanda Fountain Hardy, PhD, LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC
    • This will be In Person–Columbia MO
    • 6 contact CEs per day registered.

 

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.