2018 Annual Conference

Terry Kottman, Ph.D., RPT-S, NCC, LMHC will present on Art Techniques for Play Therapists.

The focus in this fun and entertaining experiential workshop is on using drawings and art techniques to gain a better understanding of clients’ perceptions of themselves at home, school and work and to examine their relationships with family members, teachers, and peers.  We will explore drawing strategies that can be used as informal assessment and intervention strategies, including several different styles of feeling drawings, body outlines, the Rosebush, the Garden, problem pass-around, Quick Draws, and time lines.  Other art techniques, such as animal phototherapy, Invent-a-Pet, Gremlin puppets, Mouthpiece puppets, mandalas, and construction projects, will round out this blast of a workshop! You don’t have to have artistic talent to attend…all you have to bring are a willingness to try new things, a desire to laugh and have fun, and the ability to wear comfortable play clothes!

About Terry

Terry Kottman, Ph.D., Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, NCC, LMHC, founded The Encouragement Zone, a center where she provides play therapy training, life coaching, “playshops” for women, and play therapy supervision. She regularly presents entertaining and engaging experiential workshops on play therapy; adventure therapy; activity-based counseling; counseling for children, adolescents, and their parents; consultation with teachers; and coaching adults. Prior to founding The Encouragement Zone, Terry spent eight years as a professor of counselor education at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and five years as a professor of counselor education and director of the Child and Family Resource Clinic at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  In 2014, Terry was honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Play Therapy.

Objectives

  1. Participants will learn to use selected art techniques to build a relationship with the client in the process of play therapy.
  2. Participants will learn to use selected art techniques as informal assessment tools during the process of play therapy.
  3. Participants will learn to use selected art techniques as assessment tools during the process of play therapy.
  4. Participants will learn to use art techniques to help clients gain insight during the process of play therapy.
  5. Participants will learn to use selected art techniques as intervention tools to help clients learn and practice more adaptive patterns of thinking as part of the process of play therapy.
  6. Participants will learn to use selected art techniques as intervention tools to help clients learn and practice more adaptive patterns of feeling as part of the process of play therapy.
  7. Participants will learn to use selected art techniques as intervention tools to help clients learn and practice more adaptive patterns of behaving as part of the process of play therapy.
  8. Participants will learn to use selected art techniques as intervention tools to work with parents and family members as part of the process of play therapy.

Schedule

Registration begins at 8am
Opening Ceremony- 8:45 am
Conference 9 am to 4:45 pm

Pre-conference Workshops

(Choose one.)

January 26, 2018

6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Mindfulness in Play Therapy: Good for Your Client, Good for You

Julie A. Reising, MA LMFT, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, OK Approved LMFT Supervisor, OKAPT Board Member at Large

Description

This presentation will provide participants information regarding the efficacy of utilizing mindfulness techniques in play therapy and specific interventions to utilize with clients.

Objectives

  1. Participants will learn about current research regarding the efficacy of utilizing mindfulness techniques in play therapy.
  2. Participants will learn about the benefits of mindfulness for mental health practitioners.
  3. Participants will learn at least 5 specific mindfulness intervention techniques to use with play therapy clients.
  4. Participants will learn at least 3 specific mindfulness techniques to use for themselves.

 

 

Ethics/Supervision in Play Therapy

Stephanie Horton, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, OKAPT Board Treasurer, and Sharon Beets, LPC-S,Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, OKAPT Board President Elect

Description

This workshop will review the Code of Ethics that is provided by APT and how those dilemmas are handled on a daily basis with supervisees practicing play therapy. Also the child centered play therapy model will be discussed as well as the developmental models of supervisees and how that relates to clinicians practicing play therapy.

Objectives

  1. Participants will learn to identify professional development stages of interns and new therapists under supervision who provide play therapy services.
  2. Participants will learn to identify issues concerning boundaries, structure and the supervisory relationship in play therapy.
  3. Participants will be able to apply our professional play therapy ethical code to scenarios that may arise in play therapy supervision.


Registration Fee

Student $50, Member $85, Nonmember $125

Pre-Conference is FREE for OKAPT members and $50 for non members

Registration closed.


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received at least 5 days prior to OKAPT conference are refundable. Cancellations received less than five days before the OKAPT conference will receive no refund but will receive a credit towards next year’s conference unless extreme circumstances exist.  In this case, a letter explaining the extreme circumstances will be submitted to the OKAPT Board for consideration of a refund or credit. No shows will receive no refund or credit. You must be present for the entire training to receive credit. Play therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.  If OKAPT needs to cancel the conference, we will make every attempt to let paid registrants know as soon as possible.  All paid registrants will receive a full refund or full credit towards next conference.  Weather Cancellation Policy: Should a course need to be cancelled for bad weather, all paid registrants will be notified as soon as possible. Re-schedule date will be provided and full credit given.  This policy is in place only if OKAPT cancels due to weather.

OKAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer content specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider is 00-091.

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