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 April Workshop

April 22, 2023 (In person)

Mancala In Play Therapy

Content Area for Licensing: Special Topics

Ceus:  4 hours

Description: Taking a basic game and devising a therapeutic application-just what Play Therapists do! In this 4 hour workshop, the presenter will explore how a simple game like Mancala and connecting it to Locus of Control (LOC) is pertinent to the work of the Play Therapist and benefits the client. Whether used with young or old clients, the objectives of this workshop will support the Play Therapist in expanding their knowledge of LOC and applying to their work in the Playroom. 

Presenter: Terri Courtney-Miller, MS, LPC, RPT-S

Location: The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield MO 65810 


In this workshop, participants will learn:

  1. Recite the definition of Locus of Control, the 2 basic types of locus, and how to identify it in play therapy by using a response worksheet.
  2. Identify one’s own Locus using an evaluation Scale in Play Therapy.
  3. Apply the Scale to client s in Play Therapy while incorporating the shift in Scale results when using with ethnic minority clients.
  4. Utilizethe game of Mancala with an emphasis on connecting choice and consequence in Play Therapy.
  5. Identifythe 4 Lessons of Mancala used in Play Therapy to increase levels of beneficial Locus. 


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Registration: 830 AM – 9:00 AM 

Workshop: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 


More Upcoming Workshops/ Events

  • 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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