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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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Ethical Dilemmas in Play Therapy Supervision

By admin | March 4, 2016

By Karen Fairchild, LCSW Family Support & Treatment Center On Friday, February 5, 2016, I attended a Utah Association for Play Therapy (UAPT) training at Wasatch Mental Health, “Ethical Dilemmas…

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Rise in Depression in Preschoolers: How Play Therapy Can Help

By Holly Willard | January 11, 2016

Salt Lake City — (KUTV) Licensed Therapist Clair Mellenthin visited Fresh Living to talk about depression in preschool age children. Kids as young as 3 years old can have Major Depression…

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Using Play Therapy With Anxiety Nov. 4, 2016

By Holly Willard | January 5, 2016

Date: Nov. 4, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Place: Wasatch Mental Health, 1161 E. 300 N. Provo, UT 84606 Cost:   $35 for students $50 for UAPT members $85 for professionals…

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Garry Landreth’s Teachings:

By Annabella Hagen | December 5, 2015

“We know so little about the complex intricacies of childhood and are limited in our efforts to discover and understand the meanings in childhood because we are forced to allow…

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Expressive Arts Play Therapy – Review and Insights

By Annabella Hagen | December 3, 2015

By M. JaNoy Nield, LCSW I have thought a lot about what I took from the training, and since there was so much, it has been hard to narrow it…

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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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