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PLAY & PLAY THERAPY

 

For session descriptions and continuing education information on any of the sessions below, please consult the daily schedule by clicking here.

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PLAY THERAPY CREDITS 
Play therapy credits available for play therapy sessions listed below unless otherwise noted.
Available only to licensed mental health practitioners or full-time graduate students in a graduate mental health program.


Starbright Training Institute (STI) is approved by the
Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy.
The course will provide one CEU per hour.  APT Approved Provider #96-029.
STI maintains responsibility for the program.

THURSDAY, March 28

10:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Suicide Prevention & Assessment Across the Life Span for Play Therapists & Clinicians 
Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 
Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S


10:00 am – 5:30 pm 
A
ttachment-Based Play Therapy for Emotional, Behavioral & Sensory Challenges 
Tammi Van Hollander, RPT, LCSW


10:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Symbolic Use of Sandplay Miniatures for Healing & Transformation* 
Jill Kaplan, LMFT 
Sarah (Sally) Sugatt, LCSW 
*this session is not eligible for APT credits


10:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Complicated Grief, Collage & Trauma Theory: An Artful Integration 
Peggy Kolodny, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT 
Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Making Messy Art: The Power of Paint and Mixed Media for All Ages, Abilities & Settings* 
Elizabeth Dewjee, MA, ATR-BC 
Erika Mayer, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT 
*this session is not eligible for APT credits


6:45 pm – 8:45 pm 
Character Development for Teaching Empathy and Building Community* 
Diana Rivera, MA, CPC, PhD 
*this session is not eligible for APT credits


FRIDAY, March 29

10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Introduction to TraumaPlay : Flexibly-Structured Sand, Clay & Art for Children and Teens 
Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Managing Digital Dangers & Online Overuse: Facilitating Healthy Tech Habits Through Play Therapy 
Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 
Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Trauma, Illness & the Unconscious: Accessing Body-Mind Wisdom Through Sandplay* 
Gita Morena, PhD, LMFT 
*this session is not eligible for APT credits 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Helping Children to Say Goodbye: Play Therapy for Grief and Loss 
Lyla Tyler, MS, LMFT, RPT-S 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Victims, Bullies & Bystanders: A Multimodal Play Therapy Approach for All Ages 
Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 
Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Magical Approaches to Child Art Therapy: Changing Size, Space & Self* 
Jessica Whitesel, LPC, ATR-BC 
*this session is not eligible for APT credits

SATURDAY, March 30

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
La Llorona Weeps: Traumatic Grief, Sandplay Therapy, and Neural Integration* 
Lorraine Freedle, PhD, ABPdN, CST-T 
*this session is not eligible for APT credits 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
The Nurtured Heart Approach®: Energizing Positivity with Challenging Clients in Play Therapy 
Tammi Van Hollander, RPT, LCSW 
Lyla Tyler, MS, LMFT, RPT-S 

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Auto-Regulation and Play Therapy Interventions: Healing the Body 
Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S 

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Repairing Broken Attachment with Clients of All Ages: Multisensory Play Therapy Strategies
Ellen Saul, MS, LP 
Lynn Overvoorde, MSW, LICSW  


SUNDAY, March 31

9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Integrating Somatic & Sensory Therapies with Play for Treating Complex Trauma Across the Lifespan 
Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S


9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Healing Potentials in Sand, Paint & Clay* 
Marion Anderson, PhD 
*this session is not eligible for APT credits


1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Sandplay Therapy for Integrating Psyche & Soma: Symbolic Strategies for Illness & Wellness* 
Judy Zappacosta, MA, MFT 
*this session is not eligible for APT credits


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