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Annual Conference 2020

January 24, 2020 - January 25, 2020

Free - $190

Online registration is now closed. If you missed the online sign-up you can still register for the Saturday conference on site on Saturday.

TraumaPlay™: A Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy Model for Treating Traumatized Children

Presenter: Paris Goodyear-Brown,



Registration begins at 8am
Conference Morning Session 9 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch on own 12:15 – 1:15 pm
OKAPT Yearly Board meeting 1:15 – 1:45 pm
Conference Afternoon session 1:45 – 5pm

Pre-conference Workshops


(Choose one.)

January 24, 2020

5:45 pm-9:00 pm

Using the Developmental Concepts of Constancy and Permanency in Play Therapy with SCARF–A Brain Based Model for Collaborating with Others

This workshop assist play therapists and providers in understanding SCARF concepts (Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, and Fairness), which drive and motivate our primitive or downstairs brains to lower threats and increase rewards when we respond to people, social situations, and our environment. We will link SCARF with the development concepts of constancy and permanency, and explore ways to increase caregiver responsiveness to children and teens. Using the classic story of Mowgli from the Jungle Book, participants will learn fun psychoeducational images to use in play therapy and ways to talk with caregivers who struggle when lying, impulses, outbursts, and other difficult behaviors visit. Games that build connection and a sense of constancy and permanency will be also be of this fun play therapy Friday night workshop.

Presenter: Jana L. Neufeld, MSW, LCSW, Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor


Ethics and Supervision Regarding Touch for The Play Therapist

This 3-hour workshop provides training in the work, process and ethical responsibilities for supervising interns and new therapists in providing play therapy service regarding touch in the play therapy setting. Four types of touch will be identified for professional development specific to play therapy services for child clients. Using case examples, discussion, and lecture, participants in this workshop will consider new ways to challenge and encourage their supervisees, staying current with ethical codes related to the playroom.

Presenter: Michelle Gatewood M.Ed, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor

Registration Fee

Student $50
Members $99 through 01/07/20, then $109 after
Nonmembers $175 through 01/07/2020, then $190 after

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

Registration closes Tuesday, January 21st at 5:00 p.m.

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.


January 24, 2020
January 25, 2020
Free - $190


Holiday Inn & Suites NORTH
6200 N. Robinson Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73118 United States
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