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CANCELLED – Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty of Ethics and Suicide – June 12, 2020

June 12

$50.00 – $100.00

***CANCELLED*** Please check back for updates

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty of Ethics and Suicide

Presented by Laura da Silva, LCMHC and Heather Stephenson, LCMHC

June 12, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Kids on the Move

475 Hospital Drive

Orem, UT 84057


As Mental Health professionals it is essential that we keep up to date on the ethical requirements that we are to follow. This training will address ethical issues that many clinicians are not clear on. It will also provide a refresher on ethical obligations.

Suicide is the number one leading cause of death for teens in the state of Utah. It’s important for play therapists to know what signs to look for and how to address this epidemic. Through the healing powers of play we can help clients on their journey through the darkness to find light and life again. This training will address suicide risks factors and signs, review assessment tools, and provide several play therapy specific interventions to utilize with your depressive teen clients.

Learning Objectives

· History Of Ethics In The Mental Health Field

· Informed Consent/Consent To Treat

· Confidentiality/HIPAA

· Use Of Technology Including Telehealth

· Record Keeping

· Malpractice

· Identify risk factors, signs, and symptoms of depression and suicidal ideation

· Conceptualize suicide assessment tools and how to create a safety plan for use in play therapy treatment

· Practice three specific play therapy interventions to use with depressed and suicidal clients


8:30 AM Registration opens

9:30 -10:15 History of Ethics, Forms, Malpractice

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Confidentiality, HIPAA, Use of Technology, Record Keeping

12:00 to 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-1:45 Utah statistics, signs, symptoms, and risk factors, Straw Perspective Intervention

1:45-2:10 Interview with suicide survivor

2:10-2:30 Kintsugi Bowls art intervention

2:30-2:45 15 Break

2:45-3:20 Review of common assessment tools and creating safety plan

3:20-4:15 Stay Another Day Intervention and Outline of Hope Box Intervention

4:15-4:30 Review of helpful resources and apps

4:30 End

Workshop Presenters

Laura da Silva, LCMHC, RPT-S

Laura da Silva is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. She earned a Bachelors in Psychology from Utah State University and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has been working as a therapist for over 10 years. She owns her own private practice in Riverton – Lighthouse Counseling Services. She has published 3 articles and 3 books. Her specialties include child therapy, EMDR, self-esteem, trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety.


Heather Stephenson, LCMHC, RPT-S

Heather Stephenson, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, earned her bachelors degree in Psychology from Utah State University in 2001. After taking some time off to start her family, she went back to school and earned her masters in counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2009. While in her internship, she found how much she enjoyed working with children and decided to pursue her training to become a registered play therapist. Heather has been in private practice for 8 years in Logan and owns her own business, Spring Tree Counseling, PLLC. Her favorite clientele are the children she works with, especially those under the age of 5.


Earn up to 6 APT approved CEU’s

APT approved provider #98-036

UAPT Cancelation Policy

Registration cancellations must be submitted to UAPT in writing. The Conference fees, minus a $75 administrative charge, will be refunded only if the request is postmarked, or emailed to utahplaytherapy@gmail.com, 30 days prior to the conference or workshop. Registration refunds will not be made within 30 days prior to the conference or workshop.   No refunds will be given to parties who register but do not attend. Registrations may be transferred to another person without penalty only if original registrant notifies UAPT.


UAPT reserves the right to cancel this conference in the event of unforeseen circumstances.  If such occurs, UAPT will attempt to notify registrants at least 10 calendar days prior to the conference and refund all registration, workshop, continuing education fees.


June 12
$50.00 – $100.00
Event Category:


Utah Play Therapy Association


Kids on the Move
475 Hospital Drive
Orem, UT 84057 United States
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