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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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Play Therapy Professionals

By Sharlene Christensen The practice of play therapy is a treatment approach that may be used by various mental health professionals such as School Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed…

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How, Why and What?

What is Play Therapy? Play therapy is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. The curative powers inherent in play…

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Why Play Therapy Works

By Marilee Woolstenhulme, CSW Play Therapy works because all forms of play therapy, whether directive or non-directive, honor the child’s capacity for self-actualization, which empowers a child and produces self-confidence.…

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Mr. Rogers Documentary – FREE SCREENING – August 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM

August 2, 2018

Join the Utah Association for Play Therapy to enjoy a free screening of the Mr. Rogers documentary WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR (PG-13). Presented by Doc Utah and the Sundance…

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Sandtray Training: Getting Grounded

July 3, 2018

Sandtray Training: Getting Grounded – September 2018 With presenter Catherine Spooner An experiential, hands-on training for mental health professionals and play therapists to learn how to effectively utilize sandtray therapy…

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APT Approved Local Trainings – Beyond Bowlby – August 2018

June 12, 2018

Beyond Bowlby with Robyn Gobble https://www.gobbelcounseling.com/saltlake-beyond-bowlby Salt Lake City, UT WHEN: Friday/Saturday August 17 & 18, 2018 9am to 4:45pm WHERE: Salt Lake City Main Library Branch 210 E. 400 S.…

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