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
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.
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.