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
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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.

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

Presenter: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
Date: January 10, 11, and 12, 2019
Location: Little Tree Play Therapy House, Hong Kong
Registration Information: Little Tree Play Therapy House

The Neurodiversity of Play: Understanding Neurodevelopmental Disorders Through a Play Therapy Lens

Presenter: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
Date: March 7-8, 2019
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Registration Information: Hawaii Association for Play Therapy

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Middle Village, New York)

Instructor: Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
Friday April 5th and Saturday April 6th, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: HHC for Personal Growth and Healing, Middle Village, New York
Required Reading: AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Behavioral Play-Based Approach by Robert Jason Grant
Cost: $475

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 approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other developmental disabilities. An overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders will be presented. The tenets of AutPlay Therapy will be presented including the four component areas of AutPlay and the phases of treatment. Parent/family training, 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.

Once you have registered for the training, you will be emailed a pre-training form with a few instructions before your two-day in-person training. This includes instructions for purchasing and reading the AutPlay book prior to your training. The book reading is worth 2 non-contact CE Hrs.

Learning Objectives:
1) Learn the components of AutPlay including: conducting an AutPlay Therapy session, screening instruments, assessment, and treatment planning.
2) Gain an overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders including play challenges and strengths.
3) Understand the theoretical underpinnings of AutPlay including play therapy models and behavioral therapy.
4) Discuss the six treatment target areas of AutPlay Therapy.
5) Experience and learn several structured play therapy interventions used in AutPlay.
6) Review working with and training parents/family as co change agents in treatment.
7) Learn about the AutPlay Follow Me Approach developed for children with more severe impairments.
8) Define dysregulation struggles and participate in several play therapy regulation interventions.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
This training is approved for 14 contact 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).

The independent AutPlay book reading portion of this training is approved for 2 non-contact CE Hrs applicable to 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.

Continuing Education for Other Professionals:
This training is approved for 14 contact CE Hrs by IBCCES for the Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate Credentials. Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents with autism and related conditions may complete the AutPlay training but will not receive certification status (certification is for mental health professionals only) and will not receive Play Therapy (APT) or NBCC continuing education hours.

The independent AutPlay book reading portion of this training is approved for 2 non-contact CE Hrs applicable to IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Elizabethtown, Kentucky)

Instructor: Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
Friday May 17th and Saturday May 18th, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Elizabethtown Tourism Center , Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Required Reading: AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Behavioral Play-Based Approach by Robert Jason Grant
Cost: $475

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 approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other developmental disabilities. An overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders will be presented. The tenets of AutPlay Therapy will be presented including the four component areas of AutPlay and the phases of treatment. Parent/family training, 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.

Once you have registered for the training, you will be emailed a pre-training form with a few instructions before your two-day in-person training. This includes instructions for purchasing and reading the AutPlay book prior to your training. The book reading is worth 2 non-contact CE Hrs.

Learning Objectives:
1) Learn the components of AutPlay including: conducting an AutPlay Therapy session, screening instruments, assessment, and treatment planning.
2) Gain an overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders including play challenges and strengths.
3) Understand the theoretical underpinnings of AutPlay including play therapy models and behavioral therapy.
4) Discuss the six treatment target areas of AutPlay Therapy.
5) Experience and learn several structured play therapy interventions used in AutPlay.
6) Review working with and training parents/family as co change agents in treatment.
7) Learn about the AutPlay Follow Me Approach developed for children with more severe impairments.
8) Define dysregulation struggles and participate in several play therapy regulation interventions.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
This training is approved for 14 contact 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).

The independent AutPlay book reading portion of this training is approved for 2 non-contact CE Hrs applicable to 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.

Continuing Education for Other Professionals:
This training is approved for 14 contact CE Hrs by IBCCES for the Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate Credentials. Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents with autism and related conditions may complete the AutPlay training but will not receive certification status (certification is for mental health professionals only) and will not receive Play Therapy (APT) or NBCC continuing education hours.

The independent AutPlay book reading portion of this training is approved for 2 non-contact CE Hrs applicable to IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Olathe, Kansas)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
Friday August 2nd and Saturday August 3rd, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: MidAmerica Nazarene University Campus, Olathe, KS.
Required Reading: AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Behavioral Play-Based Approach by Robert Jason Grant
Cost: $475

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 approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other developmental disabilities. An overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders will be presented. The tenets of AutPlay Therapy will be presented including the four component areas of AutPlay and the phases of treatment. Parent/family training, 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.

Once you have registered for the training, you will be emailed a pre-training form with a few instructions before your two-day in-person training. This includes instructions for purchasing and reading the AutPlay book prior to your training. The book reading is worth 2 non-contact CE Hrs.

Learning Objectives:
1) Learn the components of AutPlay including: conducting an AutPlay Therapy session, screening instruments, assessment, and treatment planning.
2) Gain an overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders including play challenges and strengths.
3) Understand the theoretical underpinnings of AutPlay including play therapy models and behavioral therapy.
4) Discuss the six treatment target areas of AutPlay Therapy.
5) Experience and learn several structured play therapy interventions used in AutPlay.
6) Review working with and training parents/family as co change agents in treatment.
7) Learn about the AutPlay Follow Me Approach developed for children with more severe impairments.
8) Define dysregulation struggles and participate in several play therapy regulation interventions.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
This training is approved for 14 contact 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).

The independent AutPlay book reading portion of this training is approved for 2 non-contact CE Hrs applicable to 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.

Continuing Education for Other Professionals:
This training is approved for 14 contact CE Hrs by IBCCES for the Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate Credentials. Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents with autism and related conditions may complete the AutPlay training but will not receive certification status (certification is for mental health professionals only) and will not receive Play Therapy (APT) or NBCC continuing education hours.

The independent AutPlay book reading portion of this training is approved for 2 non-contact CE Hrs applicable to IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (non-contact/correspondence)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs: 16 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete training at home through correspondence. Upon registration, participants will be mailed training books and emailed training instructions, PowerPoint, handouts, and a post exam to complete and return. Upon return of the post exam, participants will be emailed certification materials.
Cost: $395

Description:
This training focuses on learning the AutPlay® Therapy treatment approach, a play therapy and behavioral therapy based approach to working with children and parents affected by autism, dysregulation issues, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Participants will receive a copy of the AutPlay Therapy book and the Nuts and Bolts of Autism book. An overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders are presented. The tenets of AutPlay Therapy are presented including the six target areas of treatment and the three phases of treatment. Parent training and theoretical underpinnings are highlighted. Intake and assessment protocols are presented with case examples. AutPlay foundations of play therapy and behavioral therapy are covered and several structured play therapy interventions are presented. Participants who complete the correspondence training will become Certified AutPlay Therapy Providers.

Learning Objectives:
1) Gain a brief overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
2) 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) Describe the three primary and three secondary target areas of treatment in AutPlay Therapy.
4) Learn several structured play therapy interventions to use for addressing target areas.
5) Understand how to involve parents and other family members in treatment.
6) Describe the AutPlay model of dysregulation
7) Learn play therapy interventions to address dysregulation issues.
8) Define the AutPlay Follow Me Approach, designed for children with a more severe impairment.
9) Understand how to train parents in implementing AutPlay follow me play times at home.
10) Learn about research and evidence based practices in AutPlay Therapy.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
16 CE Hrs. This certification is appropriate for Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, School Counselors, Certified Counselors, and Graduate Students/Mental Health Professionals pursuing a mental health degree and/or license. 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).

Continuing Education for Other Professionals:
16 CE Hrs. Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents with autism and related disorders can complete the AutPlay training but will not receive certification status and will not receive Play Therapy (APT) CE Hrs. These professionals will receive IBCCES continuing education hours.

Play Therapy Interventions for Children & Adolescents with Autism & other Neurodevelopmental Disorders (non-contact/correspondence training)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs: 8 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete training at home through correspondence. Upon registration, participants will be mailed training books and 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: $90

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 covered, special considerations when using play therapy with neurodevelopmental disorders will be presented, and strategies for developing play therapy interventions will be discussed. This training includes copies of the Play Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities book and The Autism Activities Handbook. This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete exercises which are returned along with their post exam. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain CE Hours, and enhance your therapy skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand how to use play therapy approaches to treat neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
2) Learn about evidence supported play therapy approaches for working with children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
3) Learn several structured play therapy interventions for children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
4) Learn special considerations when implementing play therapy approaches with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
5) Describe designing a play therapy intervention and playroom set up when implementing play therapy with children with autism.
6) Gain an overview of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders as defined by the DSM V.
7) Review parent involvement as an evidence based practice when working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
8) Review play therapy approaches that incorporate parents and family members as change agents.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
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).

Continuing Education for Other Professionals:
8 CE Hrs. Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents with autism and related disorders can complete this training but will not receive Play Therapy (APT) continuing education hours. These professionals will receive IBCCES continuing education hours.

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.

A Look At A Book: Integrating Bibliotherapy and Play Therapy

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:
This correspondence training covers the integration of Bibliotherapy and play therapy. Bibliotherapy is thoroughly defined. The history, research, and approaches of Bibliotherapy are covered. The integration of using Bibliotherapy in play therapy is addressed. Considerations for incorporating Bibliotherapy and play therapy are presented along with therapeutic play therapy goals with Bibliotherapy. Case examples are reviewed and several play therapy and Bibliotherapy integrated interventions are explored. This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete seven exercises which are returned along with their post exam.

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand the history and research of Bibliotherapy.
2) Define therapeutic play therapy goals when integrating Bibliotherapy.
3) List four ways play therapy and Bibliotherapy can be integrated.
4) Understand special considerations when integrating play therapy and Bibliotherapy.
5) Explore case examples of integrating play therapy and Bibliotherapy.
6) Participate in several play therapy interventions incorporating Bibliotherapy.

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.

Using Play Therapy with Adult Clients: Individuals, Couples, and Groups

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:
This training introduces participants to using play therapy with adult clients. Identified benefits of using play therapy with adults will be presented. How to introduce clients to play therapy and strategies for helping adult clients who are hesitant will be covered. Case examples will be discussed and participants will learn about a and complete several play therapy interventions covering a variety of issues including trauma, self esteem, relationship struggles, and depression issues.  This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete eight exercises which are returned along with their post exam. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain CE Hours, and enhance your therapy skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Define the benefits of using play therapy with adult clients.
2) Understand how to introduce play therapy to adult clients.
3) Understand hesitation issues and how to address hesitation issues that adults may have in participating in play therapy.
4) Learn about the V.I.P. Play Therapy Model in working with adult clients.
5) Review case examples of play therapy interventions used with adult clients.
6) Learn several play therapy interventions that can be used with individual clients, couples, and groups.

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.

Play Therapy Supervision: Addressing Parent and Caregiver Issues

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
CE Hrs: 3 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: $40

Description:
Are you a play therapist needing play therapy supervision training? Are you a mental health professional wanting to enhance your supervision skills? If so, this is the training for you! This training focuses on addressing challenges and issues in working with parents and caregivers in play therapy. Common issues the supervisee may experience will be covered, several play therapy models that incorporate parents will be highlighted, and strategies for success in working with parents will be presented. This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete exercises which are returned along with their post exam. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain supervision CE Hours, and enhance your supervisory skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Name at least 2 challenging areas a supervisee might lack experience and struggle with when working with parents/caregivers in play therapy.
2) Identify at least 2 resources or tools the supervisor can share in supervision for working with parents/caregivers in play therapy.
3) Name three play therapy models that a supervisor can utilize with the supervisee to discuss including parents in the therapeutic process.

Continuing Education:
This training is approved for 3 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.

Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs: 8 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete training at home through correspondence. Upon registration, participants will be mailed training book and 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: $90

Description:
This training explores using play therapy approaches and interventions to address sensory processing challenges. An overview of sensory processing challenges will be covered along with descriptors of the eight sensory processing areas. The benefits of non-directive and structured play therapy will be covered as well as the foundations for using play therapy with sensory issues. The concept of a sensory play diet will be defined and explored. Several play therapy inventions designed to help with sensory issues will be explained and presented through book examples and session video clips. Current research will be presented and participants will have the opportunity to understand how to create a sensory friendly play room. This training includes a copy of the book Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges: A Workbook for Children and Teens. This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete exercises which are returned along with their post exam. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain CE Hours, and enhance your therapy skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will understand what is meant by sensory processing issues and how these issues can present in play therapy sessions.
2) Participants will 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 screening processes.
4) Participants will be able to create a sensory play therapy diet to help children with sensory struggles.
5) Participants will learn how to make their play therapy room and offices sensory friendly.
6) Participants will understand the foundations of using play therapy with sensory challenges.
7) Participants will learn about hyper and hypo responses in regard to sensory processing.
8) Participants will read about research related to play, play therapy, and sensory processing.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
8 CE hrs. This training is appropriate for: Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, and School Counselors. This training is approved for 8 CE Hrs by the Association for Play Therapy and IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).

Continuing Education for Other Professionals:
8 CE Hrs. Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents with autism and related disorders can complete this training but will not receive Play Therapy (APT) continuing education hours. These professionals will receive IBCCES continuing education hours.