Washington Association for Play Therapy

 Promoting the Healing Power of Play in Washington

2017 WAAPT Annual Conference with Franc Hudspeth

  • March 24, 2017
  • March 25, 2017
  • Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center: 1 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057

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 24th.

    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 Franc Hudspeth's keynote workshop on Saturday March 25th. 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 25th.
  • 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.

2017 WAAPT Annual Conference

March 24-25, 2017

Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center

1 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057

***Note, rooms will be larger than 2016 Fall Conference


Friday: Breakout Sessions

Saturday: Keynote Speaker Franc Hudspeth

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Friday, March 24th:

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-3:30PM-Second Session (Ethics) Continued

2:30PM-4:30PM - Second Sessions (Trauma) Continued

Morning Topics (choose 1):

Come to Your Senses – We All Have Them! Play Therapy Applications for Sensory Processing Challenges 

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

Cary M. Hamilton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Child Mental Health Specialist, and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor with diverse experience working in private practice, non-profit mental health services, juvenile justice, public education, residential treatment centers and county assistance programs. Cary is the President of Olympia Therapy PLLC and is the director and adjunct professor for the play therapy certification program at Antioch University, Seattle. Cary also holds an adjunct position at Brandman University in Lacey, WA and was previously an adjunct professor at George Fox University in Portland, OR. 

Workshop Overview:

This presentation will cover the fundamentals of sensory processing disorder, as well as other sensory-related mental health disorders. Specific play therapy interventions will be introduced to address the unique needs of children and families that experience sensory concerns. Treatment conceptualization and planning will be reviewed, as well as parent consultation skills building.

Learning Objectives:

  • ·       Participants will receive an overview of sensory processing disorder (SPD), and other related sensory-related disorders.
  • ·       Participants will learn 3-4 treatment goals for this unique population.
  • ·       Participants will learn and practice 4-5 play therapy techniques/interventions that address sensory needs.
  • ·       Participants will acquire skills to communicate to parents the therapeutic necessity of utilizing sensory-based modalities, such as play therapy and sandtray therapy, for their children with sensory processing dysfunction.
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Integrating Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Play Therapy for Children and Teens
- Rebecca Rudd, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S

Dr. Becky Rudd has a PhD in Counseling and Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Counselor Education and Supervision. Her masters degree in Counseling with an emphasis is marriage and family therapy. She is licensed at a licensed mental health therapist and licensed marriage and family therapy. In addition, she earned status as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Dr. Rudd has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings from community mental health to private practice.

Workshop Overview:

Learn how to use Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) through the context of play therapy for the brief and effective work with children ages 6 to 18 in a variety of settings from school to community mental health. Be trained on how to help the child conceptualize his or her problem using sand tray miniatures, work towards a solution using SFBT techniques through play, and learn critical reflecting and processing questions to aid in a concrete and reflective understanding of how to implement change in your clients.

Learning Objectives:

  • ·       Participants will be briefed on the principles of Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) to include philosophy, techniques and research and then learn how to use the SFT philosophy through lens of the developmentally appropriate use of play therapy.
  • ·       Participants will learn how to set up a culturally diverse and inclusive sand tray miniature collection necessary to represent a wide array of problems common in childhood and adolescence. Participants will receive a supply list to aid them in the collection of their own collection or build upon a current collection.
  • ·        Due to the brief nature of SFT, participants will learn how to construct a solution focused session with a child or adolescent (ages 6-18) in both the mental health and school setting. Participants will be trained how to help the child conceptualize his or her problem using culturally diverse miniatures in the sand. The participant will then learn how to use the Miracle Question, and other SFT techniques, to help the child arrange his or her sand tray without the problem present.  Participants will learn critical reflecting and processing questions necessary to support the child’s formulation of the solution as identified in his or her sand tray.
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Afternoon Topics (choose 1):

Working with Children Impacted by the Trauma of Domestic Violence
- Jennifer Dieringer Krasnow, LICSW, CMHS

Jen Dieringer is a passionate play therapist with the specialty of treating children and survivors who are impacted by domestic violence in community mental health. Jen helped create and enhance the Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team as a program coordinator and therapist.

 Workshop Overview:

Learn what domestic violence is and how this specific trauma impacts children. Get specific directional play therapy techniques that can increase your ability to help children process and cope with this unique type of ongoing trauma.

 Learning Objectives:

  • ·  Learn what domestic violence is and what tactics are used when children are involved
  • ·  Deepen understanding of how domestic violence impacts children and their natural language of play
  • ·  Discuss the cognitive goals of treating children impacted by the trauma of domestic violence in play therapy sessions
  • ·  Explore different directive play therapeutic techniques to use in session
  • ·  Examine complimentary parenting techniques
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2 CEU's of Credit - Navigating Ethical Issues in Play Therapy with Children of Divorced (or Divorcing Parents)
- Rebecca Rudd, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S


Dr. Becky Rudd has a PhD in Counseling and Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Counselor Education and Supervision. Her masters degree in Counseling with an emphasis is marriage and family therapy. She is licensed at a licensed mental health therapist and licensed marriage and family therapy. In addition, she earned status as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Dr. Rudd has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings from community mental health to private practice.

Workshop Overview:

This workshop will focus on the varied ethical concerns related to the practice of play therapy with children of divorced or divorcing parents. Concerns will be explored through ethical codes and guidance from the Association for Play Therapy’s Best Practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • ·       Participants will be exposed to 3 common ethical and legal concerns specific to working with children whocome from divorced, or divorcing parents, such as: 1) the counselors role in custody, visitation or placement recommendations, 2) navigating parental consent for treatment and parent's legal rights per state guidelines 3)suggestions on how to maintain the best interest of the child despite parental discord.
  • ·       Participants will be provided ethical guidelines in accordance with ACA, AAMFT, NASW, APA, APT Best Practices and suggestions on interpreting state law to apply to play therapy cases
  • ·       Participants will be encouraged to use critical thinking skills to engage in sound ethical decision making. 

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Saturday, March 25th: The Medication-Maltreatment Collision: Psychopharmacology and Neurobiology for Play Therapists presented by Franc Hudspeth


Schedule:

8:30AM-9:00AM - Registration Opens

9:00AM-12:15PM - Training

12:15PM-1:15PM - Catered Lunch

1:15PM-4:30PM - Training Continued

4:30PM - Training Concludes and CEs Issued

Overview:  This workshop guides Play Therapists in an advanced exploration of brain development, neurobiology, and psychopharmacology as they interact in maltreated children and adolescents. Play therapist will learn targeted ways to improve the negative impact of medication on emotions and cognitions.

Abstract:  The number of medicated children and adolescent grows each year (American Academy of Child of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012). Twenty-five years ago, medication use in children and adolescents was infrequent. Whereas now, medication is a common part of the treatment equation. Medications do help many and some have relatively few side effects (Preston, O’Neal, & Talaga, 2010). However, all too often, in the process of finding regulation for the dysregulated, over medication and side effects occur. Children and adolescents, who have experienced maltreatment, are among the most dysregulated that we see in Play Therapy. These individuals are also more likely to be prescribed multiple medications to moderate mood and behavior. Usually, medications come with somewhat predictable side effects; however, when individuals take multiple medications, side effects are compounded and unpredictable (McVoy & Findling, 2013). Much is known about developing brains and to a lesser extent, medicated, developing brains. However, few have attempted to understand medicated, dysregulated, developing brains. From neuroscience research, what has been determined is that maltreated children and adolescent have altered brain regions as well as neurotransmitter systems (Perry, 2008; Shore, 2009). As a result, it is likely that these individuals will respond differently, to medications, than the nonmaltreated.

As advocates for children and adolescents, Play Therapists must have an ever expanding knowledge of brain development and functioning. The intent of this presentation is to simplify advanced neurobiology and psychopharmacology.

Learning Objectives: After  the workshop, participants will be able to:

 Objective 1: Have an understanding of brain development and functioning as they relate to affect,  behavior, and play therapy.

 Objective 2: Differentiate the complexities of brain functioning in nonmaltreated and maltreated children and adolescents.

 Objective 3: Identify different medications and their mechanisms of action.

 Objective 4: Understand the interaction of neurobiology, medication, and maltreatment, and play therapy.

 Objective 5: Discern how medication side effects may impair play therapy process and how to utilize play therapy techniques to compensate for medication side effects.

 Objective 6: Develop an individualized, play therapy treatment plan for medicated, dysregulated children and adolescent


Bio:  Franc is an Associate Dean of Counseling Programs at Southern New Hampshire University, the Editor of the International Journal of Play Therapy, and an editorial board member for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health and The Professional Counselor. He serves as Secretary on the Association for Creativity in Counseling’s Board of Directors and as Chair of the Association for Play Therapy’s Foundation Board of Directors. He received his PhD, in Counselor Education & Supervision, from The University of Mississippi in 2009. He has been a Registered Pharmacist since 1989, a Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor since 2004, an Arkansas Licensed Professional Counselor since 2015, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and a nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2007. His writing and research interests include neuroscience influences on counseling, the relationship between social empathy and social justice attitudes, and play therapy applications to attachment disorders. He also frequently presents on and writes about psychopharmacology in mental health and ethical, distance, counseling supervision.


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

APT PROVIDER # 11-296

NBCC/ACEP PROVIDER # 6777

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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.

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