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About the Utah Play Therapy Association

The Utah Association for Play Therapy is an independent organization representing the Utah branch for the Association for Play Therapy.  The purpose of UAPT is to provide a forum for the discussion of play therapy ideas and concerns to fulfill the Association objectives. Click here to read more.

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November 2018 Member Spotlight – Julie Kraus, CMHC

By Lynn | November 15, 2018

Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah is where Julie obtained her undergraduate degrees, graduating with a dual major in Psychology and Social Work. The first time at USU was…

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Integrating Sand Tray Therapy into Play Therapy with Children & Teens: November 30th & December 1st

By Tina | November 12, 2018

Integrating Sand Tray Therapy into Play Therapy with Children & Teens Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2018 8:30am – 4:30pm St. George, UT 84790 Presented by Cathi Spooner/Renewing Hearts Counseling…

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Therapist Spotlight – Whitney Barrell

By Lynn | September 12, 2018

Whitney Barrell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Sonoma State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of…

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An aggressor is not necessarily a bully—and the distinction matters

By Tina | July 10, 2018

July 5, 2018 by Bert Gambini, University at Buffalo Spotting a bully is more nuanced than it might seem, because there is a difference between general aggressive behavior and bullying. They…

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Therapist Spotlight – Making Play Work by Tina Warhurst

By Lynn | July 4, 2018

How One Registered Play Therapist Uses Play in Her Daily Practice -Tina Warhurst, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist Play therapy, in itself, is an evidence-based practice that is effective in treating…

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Integrating Sand Tray Therapy into Play Therapy with Children & Teens: November 30th & December 1st

November 12, 2018

Integrating Sand Tray Therapy into Play Therapy with Children & Teens Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2018 8:30am – 4:30pm St. George, UT 84790 Presented by Cathi Spooner/Renewing Hearts Counseling…

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Uplift Families – Recognizing Anxiety and Depression in Children with Collette Dawson-Loveless

April 24, 2018

(KUTV) Salt Lake City – Today on Fresh Living, Collette Dawson-Loveless, of Uplift Families, joined Kari & Brooke today on Fresh Living to talk about Anxiety and Depression in children,…

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Play Therapy for Non-Verbal Children: A Parent’s Perspective

October 14, 2016

By Alison Mackey, PhD I recently attended Dr. Garry Landreth’s two-day seminar on play therapy hosted by the UAPT. I came to the conference, not as a professional but as…

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