Avila Beach, CA
Avila Beach Community Center
The California Branch of the Association for Play Therapy ~ Presents: The 2017 Northern California Regional Play Therapy Conference
From  Fri, July 21, 2017
To  Sat, July 22, 2017
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Earn up to 12 CE's
 Lunch Included!
8:30am - 9:00am        Registration 

9:00am - 12:15pm      AM Sessions

12:15pm - 1:30pm      Lunch

1:30pm - 4:45pm        PM Sessions

*For complete presenter biographies, learning objectives, activity schedule or additional information regarding the conference please contact: calapt@calplaytherapy.org


FRIDAY/Full day workshop

Aggression and Death in the Playroom:  A neurobiological approach for integrating extreme energy in play therapy 

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S
Workshop Description 

Are your play therapy sessions filled with swords fights, death, handcuffs, explosions, or other highly intense play?  Do you find yourself feeling nervous, unsafe, overwhelmed, confused or just wanting to run away and hide?  This workshop will take you to new possibilities as we use neuroscience to help us integrate extreme play in the play room without having our own nervous systems shut down.  

SATURDAY/AM Sessions (choose one at checkout)

[1A] Where the Wild Things Are--Play Therapy Through a Jungian Lens

Maxine Bowden, LMFT, RPT-S

Workshop Description 

This workshop will introduce Jungian concepts such as the Self, the unconscious, archetypes, libido, symbols, the shadow, persona, and individuation and make it relevant for play therapists  working with children from ages 5-18.  Each participant will be able to participate in hands on techniques that are Jungian in concept, such as: mandala, dream work, sand tray, mask making.


[1B] Expanding Play Therapy: How to therapeutically speak the client’s language in a digital era

Jessica Stone, PhD,  RPT-S

Workshop Description
This workshop session will highlight how the basic tenets of play therapy inherently apply to a variety of interventions including those of a digital nature. Participants will learn how the therapeutic needs of their clients can be met through the use of digital tools in play therapy and ways they can discuss these benefits with others. 

SATURDAY/PM Sessions (choose one at checkout)

[2A] Art Therapy in the Playroom: Experiential Avenues for Healing the Brain

Judith Stern, MFT

Workshop Description
This 3-hour experiential workshop is designed for play therapists, interns and students, who wish to use directive art therapy techniques with clients, especially those exposed to trauma. It demonstrates how adding art therapy to play therapy accesses the brain and brings about healing. Participants will be lead through a series of experiential art therapy techniques, appropriate to the three stages of therapy,   beginning with the use of visualization to create a place of safety for the client.  Other art therapy directives such as the mandala, collage, and vision boards will be created and processed in small and large group settings.

[2B]  Ignite Your Light: Play Therapy Approaches to Alleviate Stress and Burnout


Leslie Baker, M.A. M.F.T., N.C.C. & Mary Ruth Cross, M.S., MFT, NCC, RPT-S
Workshop Description 
This workshop will examine key indicators of burnout and compassion fatigue in play therapists. Attendees will learn to apply play-based interventions to treat and prevent these issues. Play therapy, expressive arts, and mindfulness will be incorporated throughout the workshop to ignite attendees to improve self-care.

Conference Information

Instructional Level:
Audience Pre-Requisites: None

For complete presenter biographies, schedule or additional information regarding the conference please contact: calapt@calplaytherapy.org
Who Should Attend:
Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, Counselors, School Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Students, and Interns.
Continuing Education:

This workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit each day for LPCCs, MFTs & LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and for 6 hours of continuing education (each day) as required by the Association for Play Therapy (APT). The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider # 00-094). The California Association for Play Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychologists may receive 6 hours of continuing education credit (each day) for this workshop. The California Association for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.
Cancellations and Refunds:

Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the CALAPT, P.O. Box  12404, Newport Beach, CA 92658. Requests must be postmarked two weeks prior to workshop date in order to receive refund. There is a $25.00 administrative fee for refunds. There are no price breaks for partial attendance.

APT Membership Information:  Contact www.a4pt.org or info@a4pt.org
The opinions expressed by presenters at the CALAPT events do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CALAPT Board of Directors or its membership. CALAPT reserves the right to make changes to the conference schedule, speakers and presentation, if this becomes necessary.
If you have a disability and need accommodations per ADA/504, please provide notification 2 weeks prior to workshop date

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