Washington Association for Play Therapy

 Promoting the Healing Power of Play in Washington

WA-APT's 2016 Annual Conference with Sueann Kenney-Noziska

  • March 18, 2016
  • 8:30 AM
  • March 19, 2016
  • 4:30 PM
  • Seattle Pacific University (SPU), Main Campus, 3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

Registration

  • Unable to join us for both conference days? This registration entitles you to 6 CEUs/Clock Hours/APT CEUs for our multitopic breakout sessions on Friday March 18th.

    If your agency is cutting the check you may still register using this option and have your company mail the check to: PO Box 205 Redmond, WA 98073
  • Going with a group of 4 or more? Register together and you can save! This registration type includes both days of the conference for a total of 12 CEUs/Clock Hours/APT credits.

    If your agency is cutting the check you may still register using this option and have your company mail the check to: PO Box 205 Redmond, WA 98073
  • Have a group of more than 4 but can't join us for both conference days?

    This registration entitles you to 6 CEUs/Clock Hours/APT CEUs for Sueann Kenney-Nozika's keynote workshop on Saturday March 19th. Your registration includes our catered business luncheon and networking event.

    If your agency is cutting the check you may still register using this option and have your company mail the check to: PO Box 205 Redmond, WA 98073
  • Requires presenter code
    Free registration for educational workshops on Friday, March 18th. Discounted rate for Saturday March 19th, with Sueann Kenney-Nozika.
  • This registration type includes both days of the conference for a total of 12 CEUs/Clock Hours/APT credits.
  • This registration type includes both days of the conference for a total of 12 CEUs/Clock Hours/APT credits.

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2016 WA-APT Annual Conference

March 18-19, 2016

with keynote 

Sueann Kenney-Noziska

Seattle, WA

Friday will be our multitopic breakout sessions for entry level to advanced clinicians. 

On Saturday, our keynote speaker Sueann Kenney-Noziska will be presenting all day. 


Seattle Pacific University (SPU), Main Campus

3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

Friday, March 18th:  Demaray 356, 358, & 360

Saturday, March 19th: Upper Gwinn Commons

HOTELS NEAR SPU 

*Special Rates Available for specific hotels

RESTAURANTS & ACTIVITIES NEAR SPU

Friday, March 18th: 
8:30AM-9:00AM - Registration Opens
9:00AM-10:00AM - First Sessions 
10:15AM-12:15PM - First Sessions Continued 
12:15PM-1:15PM - Lunch (on your own)
1:15PM-2:15PM-Second Sessions
2:30PM-4:30PM - Second Sessions Continued

Saturday, March 19th:
8:30AM-9:00AM - Registration Opens
9:00AM-12:00PM - Training
12:00PM-1:30PM - Catered Lunch
1:30PM-4:30PM - Training Continued
4:30PM - Training Concludes and CEs Issued

FRIDAY AM SESSIONS DEMARAY HALL (SPU):

Cary Hamilton, When the War Rages On: Expressive Interventions with Veterans ROOM 259

Krissy Perry, Working with Parents in Play Therapy ROOM 261

FRIDAY PM SESSIONS:

Becky Rudd, Navigating Ethical Issues in Child, Play, and Family Therapy ROOM 261

Elizabeth Grasher, Play Therapy with Juvenile Detention Population ROOM 259


Registration starts at 8:30am on both Friday and Saturday! Please follow posted signs to either Demaray Hall (Friday) or Gwinn Commons (Saturday). 

Additionally, lunch will NOT be served on Friday, March 18th, however a complimentary lunch will be provided on Saturday, March 19th for our all-day workshop with our Keynote Speaker, Sueann Kenney-Noziska. 


12 APT & NBCC CLOCK HOUR CEUS PROVIDED (6 FRIDAY, 6 SATURDAY) 

APT PROVIDER # 11-296

NBCC/ACEP PROVIDER # 6777

FULL BROCHURE WITH AGENDA


Save even more by becoming a member of APT (www.a4pt.org)

Cancellation Policy: Registration fee (minus $35) will be refunded only if notice of cancellation is received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the training. We regret that we cannot refund registrations after that date.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT FRIDAY BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS ARE POSTED BELOW 

Integrative Play Therapy for Treatment of Abuse & Trauma 

Presenter: Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LISW, LCSW, RPT-S

Saturday Workshop Overview: As opposed to a traditional play therapy approach which underscores the use of a single theoretical model, contemporary approaches to play therapy emphasize an integrative approach which blends & coordinates various play therapy theories & techniques. Such an integrative approach is consistent with accessing ironically stored traumatic memories as well as skill- building for core trauma treatment components. This workshop will emphasize an integrative approach to using play therapy with victims of abuse & trauma in a manner which reduces symptoms & promotes healing, growth, & recovery. Recent research, studies, & literature pertaining to trauma’s impact on the brain, treatment of posttraumatic stress, & trauma-informed treatment will be reviewed. Attendees will learn strategies for addressing the complex treatment needs of abused & traumatized individuals using both posttraumatic play metaphors & directive play therapy interventions. Case examples, demonstration, & lecture will be utilized to demonstrate the clinical application of integrative play therapy with victims.

Learning Objectives

1. After the session, participants will be able to define integrative play therapy. 

2. After the session, participants will be able to describe at least one way posttraumatic play can be utilized in clinical practice with abused & traumatized children & adolescents.  

3. After the session,participants will be able to describe at least one way that posttraumatic play can be utilized with abused & traumatized children & adolescents. 

4. After the session, participants will be able to identify a minimimum of 5 play-based interventions to utilize as part of their treatment for trauma & abuse.  

Biographical Sketch: Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, LCSW, RPT-S, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Registered Play Therapist Supervisor specializing in using play therapy in clinical practice with abused & traumatized children, adolescents, & their families. She is an accomplished author, instructor, guest lecturer, & internationally recognized speaker who has trained thousands of professionals. Sueann is known as a dynamic, engaging speaker with a reputation for providing practical & clinically useful play therapy interventions. Her seminars highlight her practical, first-hand experience using play therapy in clinical practice with victims of abuse & trauma as well as her insight & expertise. Sueann is author of “Techniques-Techniques-Techniques: Play-Based Activities for Children, Adolescents, & Families,” a play therapy publication which highlights her contributions to the field. 

Breakout Sessions (Friday, March 18th; 6 CEUs):

Working with Parents in Play Therapy

Presenter: Krissy Perry, M.Ed., LMHC, RPT

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at parent consultations and how to encourage parents to play with their children. Within play therapy, parent consultations are opportunities for parents and therapists to exchange updates on the child in therapy, and for therapists to teach specific skills to parents when applicable. A brief structure of parent consultations will be presented, as well as typical treatment goals and objectives. Practical application of skill building and interventions will be reviewed, such as: ways to improve family communication, ways to improve parent-child attachment/bonding, and various parenting techniques.

  1. Participants will have a brief overview on how to conduct parent consultations.
  2. Participants will learn 3 treatment goals for parent consultations.
  3. Participants will learn 3-5 communication/attachment techniques to teach to parents during parent consultations.
  4. Participants will learn 2-4 parenting techniques to explain to parents during parent consultations.

Play Therapy with Juvenile Detention Population  

Presenter: Elizabeth Grasher, MS, LMFT

Participants will discover ways to engage children and families in the juvenile detention system in play, group and experiential therapy. As it applies to the group modality assist children, help them learn about self by interacting with one another, allowing for interpersonal growth outside of the confines of the system in which they live. Participants will learn to collaborate with children to help them express themselves without restriction and enhance positive changes despite the confines of their environment. Group play therapy, play therapy with juveniles and with families will be discussed and will present clinicians with a variety of tools and modalities to utilize with this population. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the usefulness of play therapy among this population and identify what forms of play and group therapy are useful for which children, under various settings/circumstances. Clinicians will have a working knowledge of various techniques they can utilize to work with this population of children and families. Management strategies will be identified. A brief overview of equipment and tools frequently utilized will be reviewed. Participants will learn how to engage youth and their families, and encourage them to commit to the therapy process. Participants will learn how to create goals with youth, their families and groups to help facilitate change and forward movement; while avoiding negative problem saturated talk.

  1. Participants will be able to identify the unique needs of this population.
  2. Participants will become familiar with the language used by this population and the legal system.
  3. Participants will learn play therapy techniques and skills used successfully with the juvenile detention population.

When The War Rages On: Expressive Interventions with Veterans

Presenter: Cary McAdams Hamilton, MA.MFT, LMHC, CMHS, RPT-S

This workshop will address through lecture and demonstration the use of expressive interventions, specifically play therapy techniques, with veteran populations. The purpose of using various non-verbal expressive activities is to break down the barriers (e.g., stigma, manualized treatments that do not address the nonverbal realm, etc.) and boundaries to healing by giving clients additional options for processing their trauma—methods beyond traditional talk therapy. Empirical data on the impact of trauma from a neurobiological lens will be illustrated, as well as specific challenges working with military populations. Further, the workshop will examine the key concepts of play therapy (e.g., directive and non-directives interventions that promote neurobiological integration) through utilization of case studies from the presenters’ clinical practice and experience working with veterans. During the seminar, play therapy, sandtray, and art expression will be elucidated to promote the healing of clients (e.g., symptom reduction, improvement of interpersonal relationships and cognitive functioning) with trauma histories and/or clinical PTSD and comorbid diagnoses. Attendees will learn strategies for addressing the multifaceted treatment needs of veterans.

  1. After the session, participants will be able to describe at least 3 expressive play therapy interventions for veterans.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the purpose of using various non-verbal expressive techniques with veterans, and the neurobiological integration that occurs in this process.
  3. Participants will be able to identify how the different techniques of play therapy improve interpersonal relationships and cognitive functioning of veterans.

Navigating Ethical Issues in Child, Play and Family Therapy

Presenter: Becky Rudd PhD, LMFT, LMHC, RPT-S, NCC

This workshop will focus on the varied ethical concerns related to the practice of play therapy. Some of the most common concerns include navigating cases involved in divorce or custody battles, avoiding role confusion when treating both the child and the family. These concerns will be explored through various professional ethical codes such as the American Counseling Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and National Association for Social Workers and American Psychological Association. Furthermore, state law and guidance from the Association for Play Therapy (APT)’s Best Practices will be reviewed. Additionally, participants will learn how to effectively handle disclosure of abuse or neglect through play behaviors and considerations when reporting these incidents to Child Protective Services or local police. An overview on the updated policy guidelines from the Association for Play Therapy on handling touch in play sessions will be reviewed. Participants will also learn the importance of practicing within in his or her current scope of practice and training using various play therapy models. The presenter will use case examples to illustrate the principles and participants will be engaged by using the newly learned information to think through these complex cases.

  1. Participants will be exposed to common ethical and legal concerns specific to working with children and families using play therapy.
  2. Participants will be provided ethical guidelines in accordance with ACA, AAMFT, NASW, APA and Washington State Law to apply to play therapy cases.
  3. Participants will be encouraged to use critical thinking skills to engage in sound ethical decision-making.
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