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The California Branch of the Association for Play Therapy ~ Presents: The 2018 Northern California Regional Play Therapy Conference
From  Fri, July 13, 2018
To  Sat, July 14, 2018
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Earn up to 12 CE's

 Lunch Included!

FRIDAY Schedule*:
8:30am - 9:00am           REGISTRATION 
9:00am - 10:30am         WORKSHOP
10:30-10:45am               BREAK
10:45-12:15pm              WORKSHOP
12:15- 1:00pm                LUNCH

1:00pm - 2:30pm          WORKSHOP
2:30pm-3:00pm            BREAK
3:00pm - 4:30 pm         WORKSHOP

SATURDAY Schedule*:
8:30am - 9:00am          REGISTRATION
9:00am - 10:30 am       WORKSHOP
10:30-10:45 am             BREAK
10:45- 12:15pm             WORKSHOP

12:15pm - 1:00 pm        LUNCH
1:00pm - 4:00 pm          WORKSHOP

*For complete schedule breakdown by topic, please contact event coordinator.



Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS


Dr. Robert Jason Grant is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Certified Autism Specialist. Dr. Grant operates the AutPlay Therapy Clinic in Springfield, MO. He specializes in working with children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders and has written five books on the topics of play therapy and neurodevelopmental disorders.


Play Therapy Interventions for Autism, ADHD, and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Workshop Description 

Come and explore how play therapy can be a viable and effective treatment for neurodevelopmental disorders. This training will focus on learning play therapy approaches and interventions that address the core struggle areas of children with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders which include: social skill deficits, emotional regulation issues, relationship development, and anxiety struggles. Evidence supported play therapy approaches, structured assessment procedures, guidelines for implementing play therapy interventions, and several play therapy techniques will be highlighted. Modalities will include experiential participation, video examples, lecture, and case study illustrations.

Workshop Objectives

1) Discuss an overview of common neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
2) Describe evidence-supported play therapy practices for working with children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
3) Participate in, learn and utilize several structured play therapy interventions for children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
4) Discuss special considerations when implementing play therapy approaches with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
5) Identify and describe at least two assessment tools and materials to use in play therapy with children with autism and other development issues


Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges

Workshop Description 

Come prepared to move, learn, play, and get in touch with your sensory processing self! This training explores sensory processing challenges in children and adolescents and how these challenges manifest at home, in school, in public, and have an impact on a child or adolescents daily functioning ability. Diagnosis, causes, and evaluation processes of sensory challenges will be covered. Several play therapy interventions that can be used to help children improve sensory processing challenges will be presented. Participants will learn how to create a sensory play therapy diet. Case studies will be discussed, and participants will view session demonstrations of play therapy interventions being implemented with children who struggle with sensory processing.

Workshop Objectives

1)  Discuss the meaning of sensory processing issues and describe how these
issues can present at home, school, in public, and in the play therapy session.
2)  Participate in, learn about and discuss several play therapy interventions that can be used to address sensory processing challenges.
3) Identify and list the eight sensory processing areas, causes of sensory challenges, and evaluation processes.
4) Create a sensory play therapy diet to help children with sensory struggles.
5) Describe ways to make their play therapy room and office sensory friendly.

Conference Information

Instructional Level:
Audience Pre-Requisites: None

For complete presenter biographies, learning objectives, activity schedule or additional information regarding the conference please contact:

Who Should Attend:
Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, School Counselors, Psychologists, Students, and Interns.
Continuing Education:

This workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs  and LPCC's.  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 (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychologists may receive 6 hours of continuing education credit for this workshop.The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes APA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs, MFTs and LPCCs The California Association for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  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 or by e-mail:  Requests must be postmarked two weeks prior to workshop date in order to receive refund. There is a $25.00 administrative fee for refunds. No refunds for cancellations after the deadline.  There are no price breaks for partial attendance.

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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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