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StoryPlay Therapy with Joyce Mills – September 20 & 21, 2019 Register now!

February 4, 2019

Early Bird Pricing Open Now!  StoryPlay® Therapy: Metaphors, Play, and Creativity for Helping Children Discover Their Rainbows Within  September 20 & 21st, 2019  Presented by Joyce C. Mills, Ph.D Founder…

Sending out an SOS: Using play therapy to address compassion fatigue and burnout – April 19, 2019

March 5, 2019

Sending out an SOS: Using play therapy to address compassion fatigue and burnout. April 19, 2019 Salt Lake City Library Abstract: Play therapists are often on the front lines of…

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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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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

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By Tina | June 26, 2018

Watch as Paris Goodyear-Brown, in a TEDx talk, discusses how play therapists hold hard stories in treatment.

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Therapist Spotlight – Collette Dawson-Loveless

By Lynn | May 17, 2018

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By Tina | 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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National Play Therapy Week: February 3-9, 2019

February 3, 2019

A Message from APT Board Chair  APT Board Chair, Tami Langen LISW-S, RPT-S is ready for National Play Therapy Week!

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Uplift Families – Recognizing Anxiety and Depression in Children with Collette Dawson-Loveless

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(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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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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