AutPlay Therapy Certification Training
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About the event
This is a 2-day intensive AutPlay® Certification training with Dr. Robert Grant, the creator of AutPlay® Therapy. Dr. Grant is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Certified Autism Specialist. Dr. Grant specializes in play therapy techniques with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Grant also specializes in working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and Developmental Disabilities and is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an Autism treatment using play therapy, behavioral therapy, and relationship development approaches. Dr. Grant operates the AutPlay Therapy Clinic in Springfield, MO. He has authored several publications and written four books on the subjects of play therapy, Autism, and ADHD including the bestselling AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Dr. Grant conducts various presentations and workshops on topics such as play therapy and Autism. Dr. Grant has conducted trainings and workshops throughout the United States and internationally and has presented at various area and national conferences including the American Counseling Association, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Association for Play Therapy.
This training is appropriate for Mental Health Professionals, Play Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, and School Counselors. This is an in-person/contact training worth 16 CE Hrs. This training is also appropriate for Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents with autism disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. These professionals will receive a certification signifying completion of 16 training hours.
Day One will present an overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
The tenets of AutPlay Therapy will be presented including the six treatment target areas
of AutPlay and the sequence/phases of treatment. Parent training and intake and
assessment protocols will also be covered. AutPlay theoretical foundations of Play
Therapy and Behavioral Therapy will be covered and several directive Play Therapy
techniques will be demonstrated.
Learning Objectives Day One:
1) Participants will gain an overview of autism spectrum disorder and other
2) Participants will learn the components of AutPlay Therapy including: the phases of
treatment, target treatment goals, and intake and screening instruments.
3)Participants will understand how to incorporate parents and other family members in
4) Participants will learn about the theoretical underpinnings of AutPlay Therpay
including play therapy approaches and behavioral therapy.
5) Participants will be able to structure play therapy session and design interventions to
be most effective with children with autism spectrum disorder.
6) Participants will learn several play therapy interventions used in AutPlay Therapy
through experiential participation and session clips.
Day Two will present The AutPlay Follow Me Approach designed for children and
adolescents with a more severe impairment. Understanding regulation issues will be
explored with several regulation focused play therapy interventions presented.
Experiential case conceptualization and treatment planning will be covered. Established
play-based autism treatments will be reviewed as well as current play therapy approaches
that have been effective in treating autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Learning Objectives Day Two:
1) Participants will understand the protocol for the AutPlay Therapy Follow Me
Approach designed for children with a more severe impairment.
2) Participants will learn how to involve parents and other family members in the
AutPlay Therapy Follow Me Approach.
3) Participants will participate in experiential treatment planning, and case
4) Participants will learn several play therapy regulation interventions.
5) Participants will gain an understanding about established autism treatments
specifically treatments that are play-based and that easily align with AutPlay Therapy.
6) Participants who complete both days will become Certified AutPlay Therapy
Co-sponsored by Olympia Therapy (APT PROVIDER # 12-334) and Washington Association for Play Therapy (NBCC PROVIDER # 6777)
16 APT & NBCC CLOCK HOUR CEUS PROVIDED
For more information about AutPlay® visit http://autplaytherapy.com/
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Olympia, WA
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