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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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November 2018 Member Spotlight – Julie Kraus, CMHC

By Lynn | November 15, 2018

Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah is where Julie obtained her undergraduate degrees, graduating with a dual major in Psychology and Social Work. The first time at USU was…

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Integrating Sand Tray Therapy into Play Therapy with Children & Teens: November 30th & December 1st

By Tina | 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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Therapist Spotlight – Whitney Barrell

By Lynn | September 12, 2018

Whitney Barrell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Sonoma State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of…

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An aggressor is not necessarily a bully—and the distinction matters

By Tina | July 10, 2018

July 5, 2018 by Bert Gambini, University at Buffalo Spotting a bully is more nuanced than it might seem, because there is a difference between general aggressive behavior and bullying. They…

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Therapist Spotlight – Making Play Work by Tina Warhurst

By Lynn | July 4, 2018

How One Registered Play Therapist Uses Play in Her Daily Practice -Tina Warhurst, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist Play therapy, in itself, is an evidence-based practice that is effective in treating…

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Confessions of a Play Therapist Who Had Forgotten — A Conference Review

October 14, 2016

By Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S I knew Garry Landreth was an amazing child psychologist. I had heard his workshops at the International APT conferences several times and was also at…

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Using Play Therapy With Anxiety Nov. 4, 2016

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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Two-Day Expressive Arts Play Therapy Event

June 7, 2015

Dates: November 6 & 7, 2015 Location: Southwest Behavioral Health Center | 474 West 200 North, St. George, UT 84770 Time: 9:00-4:30  (Sign in starts at 8:30) Cost:  Last day…

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