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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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By Annabella Hagen | April 13, 2013

By: Heather Stephenson, MS, CMHC Hey all! I was asked to introduce myself to you since I am the newest member of the UAPT board. I am excited to serve…

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Price Change to Classes Effective June 1, 2013

By admin | April 11, 2013

We want to announce a change to our pricing for workshops effective June 1, 2013. As we continue to offer CEU’s for a variety of mental health professionals in our…

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Types of Play Therapy

By admin | January 24, 2013

By Holly Willard Why Use Play? Most parents have had the experience of hearing their words (good or bad) reflected in their child’s play.  Here’s why: Play is the primary…

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Play Therapy for Teens

By admin | January 24, 2013

By Holly Willard Teens benefit from play therapy because it allows them to deal with issues in a less threatening way. Typical “talk therapy,” can be boring or too intrusive…

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Play Therapy Promotes Self Worth

By admin | January 24, 2013

By Marilee Woolstenhulme For children who come for play therapy, very often they have found themselves vulnerable to forces outside their control that made them feel small or helpless. When…

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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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