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 In Person September Workshop

December 2, 2022 (In person)

History of Play Therapy

Content Area for Licensing: Play History

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 identify and be able to list the grandfathers and the mother of play
2. Participants will become aware of the origins of play therapy in Europe and how play
therapy came to America.
3. Participants will know and be able to describe the origins of the ten seminal theories of
play therapy.
4. Participants will understand the origins of play therapy and understand how it has
transformed into the play therapy in use today.
5. Participants will become aware of the founding of the Association for Play Therapy and
how it has encouraged the development and awareness of play therapy world wide.


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Registration: 830 AM – 9:00 AM 

Workshop: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Lunch: 12:00- 1:00 PM 



More Upcoming Workshops/ Events

  •  Workshop
    • December 2, 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
  • Terri Courtney Miller, LPC, RPT-S
    • April 22, 2023
    • Mancala and Locus of Control
    • Midtown Library in Springfield MO
  • 2023 Annual Conference
    • June 9 and 10, 2023
    • Terry Kottman, Ph.D., RPT-S, LMHC


Workshop Pricing (per day):

Early Bird Member: $115

Early Bird Non Member: $135

Student: $90 *with transcript

Member: $130

Non Member: $150

Conference Pricing (per day):

Early Bird Member $140

Early Bird Non Member $160

Student: $100 *with transcript

Member: $155

Non Member: $180

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.

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