Washington Association for Play Therapy

 Promoting the Healing Power of Play in Washington

2021 WAAPT Annual Spring Conference - Online

  • March 26, 2021
  • March 27, 2021
  • Online via Zoom


WAAPT Annual Spring Conference

March 26th-27th, 2021

Due to the current public health crisis in Washington State, this one time online event has been approved by APT for 12 CONTACT CE Hours

Friday: Earn up to 6 CE hours when you choose from two morning workshops and two afternoon workshops.

Saturday: Earn up to 6 CE hours when you attend the all day keynote presentation.

Registration for this online conference is being offered a la carte. Please click on individual workshop titles to be taken to separate event pages for registration.

For our Spring Conference this year, we will not be having the traditional "Group" pricing as in past years. We have worked hard to make this conference affordable for all and look forward to seeing you all on March 26-27!

Due to limited availability, payment is due at time of registration.

Event Schedule:

8:30AM-12:00PM - Morning Presentation (to include two 15 minute breaks)

12:00PM-1:00PM - Lunch Break on your own

1:00PM-4:00PM- Afternoon Presentation (to include two 15 minute breaks)

Registration emails with login and technology instructions, as well as access to the training materials, will go out to all participants no less than 48 hours before the event.

Friday: Two Half Day Presentations

Friday Morning (3 CE hours)

Friday Morning Option 1: Exploring Gender and Creating Gender-Affirming Space for Play by Jeanette Borunda, MSW, LCSW

Friday Morning Option 2: To Prompt or Not to Prompt?: The Neurobiological Case for Non-Directive Sandtray Therapy by Rita Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S


Friday Afternoon (3 CE hours)

Friday Afternoon Option 1: Navigating Ethical Issues when Working with Children of Divorced or Divorcing Parents by Becky Rudd PhD, MA, MBA, LMFT, LMHC, RPT-S, NCC

Friday Afternoon Option 2: Healing children’s fears in and out of the playroom: Heart-centered tools to help children release fear and rebuild confidence by Certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor Priya Raghav, LICSW, RPT-S


Saturday: All Day Presentation (6 CE hours)

The intersection of infant mental health and play therapy: Exploring development, attachment, and trauma through a relational lens by Meyleen Velasquez, LCSW, LICSW, PMH-C, RPT-S



Washington State Association for Play Therapy is an approved APT Provider.


This program has been approved for 12 CE hours by the NASW Washington State Chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible.

NASW PROVIDER #1975-331.

Washington State Association for Play Therapy has been approved by NBCC

as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7052. Programs

that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Washington State

Association for Play Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the


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Cancellation Policy: Registration fee will be refunded only if notice of cancellation is received in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the training start time. We regret that we cannot refund registrations after that time.

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