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November 16, 2018 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Location: Southwest Behavioral Health Center 2nd Floor Conference Room 474 West 200 North St. George, UT 84770 Description: Through the lens of Attachment Centered Play Therapy, participants will gain a new understanding of how children and families interact and bond to one another in healthy vs. maladaptive ways. We will be looking at the manner in which trauma, abuse, and neglect impact the bonds of attachment within the family system…Find out more »
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 & Consulting 12 Continuing Education Contact Hours through: Association for Play Therapy APT Approved Provider 18-968 Utah Association of Social Workers YouTube video link Register Here https://www.eventbrite.com/o/renewing-hearts-counseling-amp-consulting-17986085406 DESCRIPTION This two day training will provide mental health professionals working with children and adolescents a hands-on experiential opportunity to implement sand tray therapy…Find out more »
Center for Sandplay and Expressive Therapy
Expressive play therapy utilizes a variety of modalities such as sandplay, art, movement, puppetry, clay, music, drama, and more. The expressive play therapy workshops are designed to teach participants how to integrate creative play modalities—such as sandplay, art, movement, music and others—in psychotherapy. Each workshop is experiential in nature and allows participants to experience the power of change through play and imagination.
Neurobiology of Sand Tray Therapy in Play Therapy Join us in sunny Southern Utah for two full days of learning to use sand tray effectively and understand the neurobiology of play and sand tray therapy! The two-day experiential training will provide an opportunity for participants to fully understand the therapeutic power of sand tray therapy by creating your own sand trays while learning the neurobiology of play and sand tray therapy. Over the past several decades, neuroscientists and mental health…Find out more »
Distance Supervision and Digital Ethics Please join Utah Association for Play Therapy's own Heather Stephenson and Laura Da Silva for an educational walk through the benefits and challenges of offering distance supervision in a digital format. This full-day training offered by the Utah Association for Play Therapy, will give participants necessary information on the ins and outs of using digital technology and the ethical pitfalls surrounding it. Participants will also learn about how to provide quality play therapy supervision in…Find out more »
Sending out an SOS: Using play therapy to address compassion fatigue and burnout. April 19, 2019 Salt Lake City Library Abstract: Play therapists are often on the front lines of working with children and families who are in crisis. Compassion fatigue and emotional burnout are common causes for clinicians leaving the field of child and family play therapy and while play therapists are excellent at dishing out advice and interventions in self-care for our clients, we rarely take the time…Find out more »