All trainings are offered at the CC Counseling Clinic in Nixa, Missouri, just south of Springfield Missouri and 30 minutes north of Branson Missouri. All trainings are approved for CEU’s by the Association for Play Therapy #12-318, National Board for Certified Counselors #6595, and for most state licensure requirements for Licensed Counselors and Social Workers unless otherwise indicated.

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 417-725-8810, or print, complete, and mail the Product Order Form [PDF] with payment to our office.

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D
380 E. Hwy CC Suite A105
Nixa, MO. 65714
(p) 417-725-8810 (f) 417-725-6206

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.

Dr Grant conducts trainings around the country. If you would like to inquire about Dr. Grant speaking at your conference, workshop, or seminar, please contact us by phone or email.

We provide non-contact (home based) and contact trainings. All non-contact (home-based) trainings are displayed at the bottom of the trainings list. New trainings are added regularly so keep checking our website. The following trainings are currently scheduled.

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Springfield, MO)

Presenter: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
2 Day Intensive (CE Hrs 16)
Friday March 2nd and Saturday March 3rd, 2018, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Location: AutPlay Therapy Clinic, 2407 S. Campbell Ave. St, Springfield, MO.
Cost: $450

Description: This is a two day intensive certification training. 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 Certified AutPlay Therapy Providers. 2) Participants will learn all components of AutPlay including: conducting an AutPlay Therapy session, information about autism disorders, screening instruments, treatment planning, and other adjunct play based autism treatments. 3) Participants will learn about established autism treatments specifically treatments that are play therapy based and that easily align with AutPlay Therapy. 4) Participants will learn about the theoretical underpinnings of AutPlay including play therapy models and behavioral therapy. 5) Participants will experience and learn several play therapy interventions used in AutPlay. 6) 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.

Introduction to Sandtray Play Therapy

Instructor: Amy E. Flaherty, LPE-I, RPT is Founder and Director of Southern Sandtray Institute. She trains therapists from all over the world in the method of sandtray therapy from using the latest research within interpersonal neurobiology.  Amy is a dynamic and engaging speaker, weaving real-world case studies into practical applications for your sandtray practice. You can find her work and training programs at www.southernsandtray.com
CE Hrs: 2 Days (12 CE Hrs)
Date: Friday April 27th & Saturday April 28th, 2018,  9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic, Springfield, MO.
Cost: $175


Description:
This workshop is an introductory class to sand tray work within the play therapy setting. It will cover how to work with both children and adults in sand tray as well as specific methods and techniques. By the end of the training, participants will gain the specific skills and knowledge listed below. Note: This training has a cap on the number of participants so register early.
Day One Learning Objectives:
1. Gain knowledge of the history of sand tray work in play therapy
2. Understand the difference between sand tray and sandplay work
3. Have a basic understanding of materials needed for this work, such as miniatures
4. Understand and develop skills needed to process sand tray with adults
5. List several directives for sand tray work in play therapy provided by the instructor and create others when given case examples from the instructor
6. Work through several case studies of adults and gain an understanding of the process that occurred within the treatment
Day Two Learning Objectives:
1. Have an overview of developmental issues that occur within sand tray work with children and other special populations
2. Gain a basic understanding of non-directive play therapy as how it relates to working with children in the sand tray
3. Understand and experience role play of sand tray work as it often occurs with a child
4. Work through several case studies of children and gain an understanding of the process that occurred within the play therapy treatment
5. Learn the latest brain-informed research behind the power of sand tray in play therapy
6. Learn at least two sandtray play therapy activity to use with groups or families

Continuing Education: This training is approved for 12 CE hrs applicable to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Attendees wishing to receive NBCC or APT 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.

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Olathe, KS)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
2 Day Intensive (16 CE Hrs)
Friday August 3rd and Saturday August 4th, 2018, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Location: MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, Kansas
Cost: $450

Description: This is a two day intensive certification training. 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 Certified AutPlay Therapy Providers. 2) Participants will learn all components of AutPlay including: conducting an AutPlay Therapy session, information about autism disorders, screening instruments, treatment planning, and other adjunct play based autism treatments. 3) Participants will learn about established autism treatments specifically treatments that are play therapy based and that easily align with AutPlay Therapy. 4) Participants will learn about the theoretical underpinnings of AutPlay including play therapy models and behavioral therapy. 5) Participants will experience and learn several play therapy interventions used in AutPlay. 6) 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.

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (non-contact/correspondence)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
CE Hrs: 16 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete this training at home through correspondence
Cost: $395

Description:
This training focuses on teaching the AutPlay Therapy treatment approach, a play therapy and behavioral therapy based approach to working with children and parents affected by Autism and other developmental disabilities. Participants will receive a copy of the AutPlay Therapy book, Nuts and Bolts of Autism book, and PowerPoint. An overview of Autism and other developmental disabilities are presented. The tenets of AutPlay Therapy are presented including the four component areas of AutPlay and the sequence/phases of treatment. Parent training, group work, and research are highlighted. Intake and assessment protocols are presented with case examples. AutPlay foundations of play therapy and behavioral therapy are covered and several directive play therapy techniques are presented.

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will gain a brief overview of autism and other developmental disabilities.
2) Participants will learn the components of AutPlay Therapy including: conducting an AutPlay Therapy session, theoretical underpinnings, phases of treatment, assessment and screening instruments, and treatment planning.
3) Participants will be able to describe the three primary and three secondary target areas of treatment in AutPlay Therapy.
4) Participants will learn several structured play therapy interventions to use for addressing target areas.
5) Participant will understand how to involve parents and other family members in treatment.
6) Participants will be able to define the AutPlay Follow Me Approach, designed for children with a more severe impairment.
7) Participants will become Certified Providers in AutPlay Therapy.

Continuing Education:
16 CE Hrs. This certification is appropriate for: Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, Certified Counselors, School Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals. This training is approved for 16 non-contact CE Hrs by the Association for Play Therapy and IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate Credentials).

Additional Information:
Once registration payment has been received, participant will be mailed the training books and post exam. Participant will be instructed to read the books and accompanying materials and complete and send the post exam back to Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic. Once the exam has been scored, the participant will be mailed their certification materials.

Play Therapy Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (non-contact/correspondence training)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
CE Hrs: 8 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete training at home through correspondence.
Cost: $95

Description:
Interventions, interventions and more interventions! If you are looking for play interventions to use with children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders this is the correspondence training for you! This training focuses on Play Therapy approaches and techniques that work well with treating autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. A general overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders will be provided. How Play Therapy can be a viable treatment approach for autism is also reviewed. Special considerations in using Play Therapy and in creating directive techniques will be covered. Several directive Play Therapy techniques will be presented. Participants will be shipped the Play Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities book, The Autism Activities Handbook, a PowerPoint, and a post exam. Participants will be required to read the books, review the PowerPoint, and complete and return the post exam. Once the post exam has been received and scored with an 80% or higher, the participant will be emailed a certificate of completion.

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will gain an overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
2) Participants will learn how Play Therapy can be a viable treatment approach for autism.
3) Participants will learn several Play Therapy techniques to use in treating clients with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
4) Participants will be able to describe special considerations when implementing interventions with children with autism.
5) Participants will learn how to advocate for Play Therapy as an effective autism treatment.

Continuing Education:
8 CE hrs. This training is appropriate for: Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, School Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Special Education Teachers, and other mental health, educational, and medical professionals working with children and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. This training is approved for 8 CE Hrs by the Association for Play Therapy and IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).

Additional Information:
Once registration payment has been received, participant will be mailed the training book and exam. Participant will be instructed to read the book and accompanying materials and complete and send the exam back to Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic. Once the exam has been scored, the participant will be emailed their certificate of completion.

Creative Play Therapy Interventions in the Supervision Process

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
CE Hrs: 6 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete training at home through correspondence. Upon registration, participants will be emailed training instructions, PowerPoint, handouts, and a post exam to complete and return. Upon return of the post exam, participants will be emailed training certificate.
Cost: $60

Description:
Are you a play therapist needing play therapy supervision training? Are you a mental health professional wanting to enhance your supervision skills or incorporate play therapy interventions into your supervision experience? If so, this is the training for you! Creative Play Therapy Interventions in the Supervision Process provides an overview of clinical supervision and play therapy supervision. The pragmatics of supervision are covered including forms and inventories (samples provided) to use in supervision. The specific components of play therapy supervision are presented including successes and struggles in play therapy supervision and benefits and limits with utilizing play therapy interventions as a part of the supervision process. Several play therapy interventions designed to implement in the supervision process are highlighted with specific exercises for participants to experience. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain supervision CE Hours, and enhance your supervisory skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will understand a working definition and conceptualization of the clinical play therapy supervision process.

2) Participants will be able to utilize several supervision forms and resources applicable to the supervision work they offer.

3) Participants will be able to define the benefits and limits in utilizing play therapy interventions in the supervision experience.

4) Participants will learn 10 play therapy interventions to use for case consultation and 10 play therapy interventions to use for supervisee professional growth.

5) Participants will complete 10 exercises designed to enhance the participants supervisory skills.

Continuing Education:
This training is approved for 6 CE hrs applicable to the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Attendees wishing to receive APT 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.