All trainings are offered at the Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay® Therapy Clinic in Springfield, Missouri (unless otherwise indicated).

Continuing Education:
Robert Jason Grant Ed.D is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC provider #6595. Most trainings are approved for NBCC continuing education, but each individual training listing should be reviewed to identify the type and amount of continuing education offered. Visit nbcc.org to learn more about NBCC.

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D is an APT Approved Provider #12-318 for continuing education. Most trainings are approved for APT continuing education, but each individual training listing should be reviewed to identify the type and amount of continuing education offered.
Visit a4pt.org to learn more about APT (Association for Play Therapy).

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D is a Certified Training Partner for IBCCES (International Board for Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) #CE159432, offering continuing education for the Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate credentials. Most trainings are approved for IBCCES continuing education, but each individual training listing should be reviewed to identify the type and amount of continuing education offered.

Want to become a Certified Autism Specialist? Visit here to learn more about this IBCCES credential and receive 20% off of certification cost!

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D trainings are approved for continuing education for most state licensure requirements for Licensed Counselors and Social Workers. Participants should check with their state licensing boards for verification.

To register for a training, simply pay online with PayPal (we accept credit cards through a secure PayPal transaction. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card and pay online through PayPal), or call our office 417-755-9042, or print, complete, and mail the Product Order Form with payment to our office.

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay® Therapy Clinic
2407 S. Campbell
Springfield, MO. 65807
(p) 417-755-9042 (f) 855-425-0096

Cancellation Policy: Registration for trainings may be cancelled with a full refund up to 24 hours after registration/payment has been made. Registrations cancelled after that time will not receive a refund but participants may obtain credit for a future training.

We conduct trainings around the country and internationally. If you would like to inquire about us speaking at your conference, workshop, or seminar, please contact us by phone or email.

We also provide several correspondence (home based) trainings. View our list of correspondence trainings here.

New trainings are added regularly so keep checking our website. The following in-person (contact) trainings are currently scheduled.

Play Therapy for Autism, ADHD, and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Presenter: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
Sponsor:
 Parsons Counseling and Play Therapy Center
Where: Berea, KY
When: Friday, October 21st, 2017
Register: Call 859-986-7862

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 structured play therapy techniques will be highlighted. Several modalities including experiential participation, video examples, lecture, and case study illustrations will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will gain an overview of common neurodevelopmental disorder including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
2) Participants will learn about evidence supported play therapy practices for working with children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
3) Participants will participate in and learn several structured play therapy interventions for children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.

Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Issues in Children with Special Needs

Presenter: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
Sponsor:
 Parsons Counseling and Play Therapy Center
Where: Berea, KY
When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2017
Register: Call 859-986-7862

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. Case studies will be discussed and participants will view session demonstrations of play therapy interventions being implemented with children who struggle with sensory processing.

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will understand what is meant by sensory processing issues and how these issues can present at home, school, and in public.
2) Participants will participate in and learn about several play therapy interventions that can be used to address sensory processing challenges.
3) Participants will learn about the eight sensory processing areas, causes of sensory challenges, and evaluation processes.

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
2 Day Intensive (CE Hrs 16)
Thursday November 9th and Friday November 10th, 2017, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Cost: $450
Register: Grace C. Mae Advocate Center

Description: This is a two-day intensive training that combines Level I and Level II Certification requirements. This training focuses on teaching the AutPlay Therapy treatment approach, a Play Therapy and Behavioral Therapy based approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other developmental disabilities. An overview of autism and other developmental disorders will be presented. The tenets of AutPlay Therapy will be presented including the four component areas of AutPlay and the sequence/phases of treatment. Parent training, group work, and research will be highlighted. Intake and assessment protocols will be presented with case examples. AutPlay foundations of Play Therapy and Behavioral Therapy will be covered and several directive Play Therapy techniques will be demonstrated. Experiential case conceptualization and treatment planning will be presented. Established play based autism treatments will be reviewed as well as current play therapy approaches that have been effective in treating autism and other developmental disabilities.

Learning Objectives: 1) Participants will becoming Level II Certified AutPlay Therapy Providers. 2) Participants will learn all components of AutPlay including: Conducting an AutPlay Therapy session, information about Autism Disorders, Play Therapy techniques related to AutPlay Therapy, screening instruments, treatment planning, and other adjunct play based Autism treatments. 3) Participants will learn about established autism treatments specifically treatments that are play based and that easily align with AutPlay Therapy. 4) Participants will gain several resources related to autism and play therapy.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals: This training is approved for 16 CE hrs applicable to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Association for Play Therapy (APT), and IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate). Attendees wishing to receive NBCC, APT, or IBCCES continuing education hours must meet the guidelines established by these organizations. This training is relevant for Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, School Counselors, Certified Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals.

Other Professionals:
Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, Parents and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents with autism disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders may register for and attend an AutPlay Certification Training to enhance their knowledge and skill levels but do not receive Mental Health CE Hrs. These professionals will receive a certification signifying completion of 16 training hours.