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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

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 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 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 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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School Safety Summit April 20, 2018

April 17, 2018

School Safety Summit scheduled for April 20, 2018 Parents, educators, and mental health professionals are encouraged to join the free School Safety Summit this upcoming Friday, April 20, 2018. Mental…

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Local APT Approved Trainings

March 1, 2017

Center for Sandplay and Expressive Therapy Where the Unimaginable becomes Imaginable Expressive play therapy utilizes a variety of modalities such as sandplay, art, movement, clay, music, drama, and more. Clients…

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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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