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

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…

Enhancing Play Therapy Through Self Awareness and Self Acceptance – June 14, 2019

Enhancing Play Therapy Through Self Awareness and Self Acceptance Presented by Stuart Harper, LCSW, RPT-S Description: The greatest tool any therapist possesses is the genuine and authentic use of a…


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

By Annabella Hagen | 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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Animal/Creature Clay Sculpture

By admin | March 4, 2016

This intervention was created by Dr. Sue C. Bratton and Clair shared it with attendees at the “Sticky Situations: Ethical Dilemmas in Play Therapy Supervision” Workshop. Supplies needed:   Small portion…

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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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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

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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