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    • 11/08/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bethany Christian Services, 901 Eastern Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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    West Regional Workshop 2019

    SOLD OUT...Wait List Only

    Topic:  Serenity Now: Emotional Regulation through Play and Expressive Arts Therapies

    Presenters: Christine Zouaoui, LPC, RPT-S & Kaitlynn Morelli, R-DMT, LPC, CYT-200, CRP

    Workshop Description: Play therapy and expressive arts therapy have been used to help with healing for many years. The processing that happens during the actual act of play, art creation, and movement helps clients move through their healing. 

    In this experiential workshop, you will learn numerous play therapy and expressive arts techniques focused on helping clients with self-regulation. Each of the techniques shared covers a wide range of uses and adapts to many theoretical models of play therapy. Individual, group, and family techniques are included.  These activities are new and there are no repeats from previous workshops by Christine and Kaitlynn. 

    Throughout the day, participants will learn numerous techniques to use with clients of all developmental levels to help with emotional and physical dysregulation. These techniques will work with numerous diagnoses and many types of clients. Taught with a neuroscientific lens along with polyvagal theory, participants will learn techniques and understand how these techniques work with clients. Through their unique styles of presentation, Christine and Kaitlynn offer a well-rounded, thorough, and energetic day of learning and self-care. Come join us!

    Workshop Schedule

      Registration: 8:30-9:00 a.m. (Breakfast pastries provided)

     Workshop Session: 9:00-10:30 a.m.

     Break: 10:30-10:45 a.m.

     Workshop Session: 10:45-12:15 p.m.

     Lunch: 12:15-1:15 p.m. (Lunch provided)

     Workshop Session: 1:15-2:45 p.m.

     Break: 2:45-3:00 p.m.

     Workshop Session: 3:00-4:30 p.m.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to...

    1.  Explain the neurological advantages of play therapy, creative arts, and movement therapy.

    2.  Name three ways play therapy and expressive arts therapy help clients.

    3.  Demonstrate at least four ways to incorporate creative techniques in your work with clients.                                            

    4.  Explain the importance of self-care especially for play therapists and expressive arts therapists.

    5.  Explain neurologically why practicing certain self-care techniques while calm helps when we are in crisis.

    6.  Show and create two different ways to help remind clients about various self-care techniques.


    BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Christine Davis Zouaoui, LPC, RPT-S, has been in private practice for over 18 years and has also worked in an urban school setting as a Mental Health Therapist. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adult. In addition to her counseling degree, Christine has taken numerous trainings in the use of play and art therapy techniques. She is also a Counseling and Play Therapy Supervisor. Christine presents in many venues including schools and to other mental health professionals teaching about Creative Therapy Techniques and The Nurtured Heart Approach by Howard Glasser. Recently Christine has self-published a book on the use of art therapy techniques in individual and group therapy. She is currently writing a new book specifically for working with groups in numerous settings using Creative Therapies.

    Kaitlynn Morelli R-DMT, LPC, CYT-200, CRPholds a Master’s degree from Columbia College Chicago in dance/movement therapy and professional counseling. She currently works as a registered dance/movement therapist, certified therapeutic yoga teacher, and licensed professional counselor throughout southeast Michigan. She has experience working in both clinical and community based non-profit settings with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Kaitlynn also currently offers mental health services through her private practice, Inspired Healing, based out of +Macomb, Michigan.  Kaitlynn’s work is rooted in a holistic, person-centered approach to interpersonal neurobiology and humanistic therapy, with an emphasis on creative playful expression.

    Skill Level:   Intermediate

    Click here for a downloadable brochure.

    Payment must be made online at the time of registration to guarantee your seat.

    CANCELLATION POLICY:  All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than October 18, 2019. Cancellations are subject to $25 processing fee. Substitutions may be made in writing for no additional cost. No refunds are given due to inclement weather.   

    HANDOUTS: In an effort to reduce paper waste and be more “green,” our policy is to email all handouts. Please include a valid email address with your registration to receive the handouts.

    PHOTO RELEASE:  By registering for this conference, you are giving permission for MIAPT to use any photographs that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as MIAPT deems appropriate and desirable. Photographs may be used on the MIAPT website, social media pages, and/or newsletter for any purpose. By completing the registration, you are also consenting to waive any rights to the photographs indefinitely.

    If you do not wish to have your photo used, it is your responsibility to notify Jesilee Bonofiglio at registration of your request to be omitted.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION:  This workshop for mental health professionals is co-sponsored by the MI Assn. Play Therapy and the Institute for Continuing Education. CE credit is offered for the disciplines listed below. The program offers 6.00 contact hours, with full attendance required. The CE processing fee is $25 and may be included in the registration fee or paid on site.  Application forms for CE credit will be available on site. CE verification is mailed to attendees following the program.   To receive CE credit, participants must complete all CE paperwork, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit a completed evaluation of the program.  If you have questions regarding CE credit, the program, learning objectives, or grievance issues, contact The Institute at: instconted@aol.com.

    NOTE:  It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.

    Psychology: The Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. Counseling: The Institute is recognized as a provider of continuing education  by the Ohio Board Social Work and Counseling, provider RCS 030001. NBCC credit is not offeredSocial Work: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education  by the  Ohio Board of Social Work and Counseling, Provider RCS 030001. Marriage/Family Therapy: The Institute is recognized by the Ohio Board MFT , Provider RTX 100501. Play Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. APT Approved Provider 98-040. Nursing: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved continuing education provider by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646. It is the responsibility of nurses to check with their state board to determine if CE credit issues by an approved provider of the CA Board of Nursing, meet regulations of their board. 

    ADA: If you have special needs, please contact Abigail DuPree at mymiapt@gmail.com or 517-410-9810.

    • 02/28/2020
    • 02/29/2020
    • Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917
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    SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

    Title Sponsor - benefits include:

    • 5 Minute Presentation About Your Company
    • Introduction of 2019 Conference Presenter
    • 3 Complimentary Conference Registrations, or sponsored scholarship in your company’s name
    • Sponsor slide on rolling PowerPoint at event; company logo and web link on our website; sponsor recognition on email blasts promoting conference (logo); multiple sponsor thank yous on Facebook (leading up to conference)
    • Free Exhibit Table at Conference
    • Option to Provide Fliers or Promotional Items for Conference Packet (provided by Sponsor)

    Presenting Sponsor - benefits include:

    • 2 Minute Presentation About Your Company
    • Sponsor slide on rolling PowerPoint at event; company logo and web link on our website; sponsor recognition on email blasts promoting conference (logo); multiple sponsor thank yous on Facebook (leading up to conference)
    • 2 Complimentary Conference Registrations
    • Option to Provide Fliers or Promotional Items for Conference Packet (provided by Sponsor)

    Supporting Sponsor - benefits include:

    • Sponsor slide on rolling PowerPoint at event; company logo and web link on our website; sponsor recognition on email blasts promoting conference (logo); sponsor thank you on Facebook (leading up to conference)
    • 1 Complimentary Conference Registration

    Download Sponsor Opportunities by Clicking Here


    General Conference Information

    HANDOUTS: In an effort to reduce paper waste and be more “green,” our policy is to email all handouts. Please include a valid email address with your registration to receive the handouts.

    PHOTO RELEASE: By participating in this conference, you are giving permission for MIAPT to use any photographs that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as MIAPT deems appropriate and desirable. Photographs may be used on the MIAPT website, social media pages, and/or newsletter for any purpose. By completing the registration, you are also consenting to waive any rights to the photographs indefinitely. If you do not wish to have your photo used, it is your responsibility to notify Angelita Valdez at registration of your request to be omitted.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds will be given. If you are unable to participate, your payment will be considered a donation to MIAPT. 

    HOTEL INFORMATION: Quality Suites, 901 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing, MI. 48917. Attendees are responsible to make hotel reservations. The hotel number is 517-886-0600. Website: http://www.qualitysuiteslansing.com.

    Michigan Association for Play Therapy: MIAPT is a professional organization striving to advance the theory and practice of play therapy through activities such as conferences, seminars, and networking in order to serve the mental health needs of Michigan children, families, schools and communities. 

    EXHIBITS: Books and therapeutic materials will be on display and available for sale Friday & Saturday.

    ADA/Section 504: If you have special needs, please contact Robin Bell at mymiapt@gmail.com or 517-489-1468.

    • 02/28/2020
    • 02/29/2020
    • Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917
    Register

    VENDOR/EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES

    The Michigan Association for Play Therapy invites you to be a Vendor/Exhibitor at our 2020 annual conference. Whether shopping for new products or seeking new information and services, our participants look forward to connecting with our vendors and exhibitors. We hope that you will participate and make your products or services available.

    The table charge is $35.00 per table per day. There is a discount for multiple tables and/or days. Each table will be 6 feet in length. Vendors will provide their own identification signs showing their company name, logo, etc. No table skirt, cash registers, extension cords, or other accessories will be provided. Lunch will not be provided.

    Download Exhibitor/Vendor Opportunities by Clicking Here

    Vendor/Exhibitor approval required.

    Can't attend the conference but want to get your message out? Send us your promotional materials (inserts) and reach our audience. $100

    General Conference Information

    HANDOUTS: In an effort to reduce paper waste and be more “green,” our policy is to email all handouts. Please include a valid email address with your registration to receive the handouts.

    PHOTO RELEASE: By participating in this conference, you are giving permission for MIAPT to use any photographs that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as MIAPT deems appropriate and desirable. Photographs may be used on the MIAPT website, social media pages, and/or newsletter for any purpose. By completing the registration, you are also consenting to waive any rights to the photographs indefinitely. If you do not wish to have your photo used, it is your responsibility to notify Angelita Valdez at registration of your request to be omitted.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds will be given. If you are unable to participate, your payment will be considered a donation to MIAPT. 

    HOTEL INFORMATION: Quality Suites, 901 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing, MI. 48917. Attendees are responsible to make hotel reservations. The hotel number is 517-886-0600. Website: http://www.qualitysuiteslansing.com.

    Michigan Association for Play Therapy: MIAPT is a professional organization striving to advance the theory and practice of play therapy through activities such as conferences, seminars, and networking in order to serve the mental health needs of Michigan children, families, schools and communities. 

    EXHIBITS: Books and therapeutic materials will be on display and available for sale Friday & Saturday.

    ADA/Section 504: If you have special needs, please contact Robin Bell at mymiapt@gmail.com or 517-489-1468.

    • 02/28/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 02/29/2020
    • 4:15 PM
    • Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917
    Register

    Assessment and Treatment Planning and Involving Parents in the Play Therapy Process and Play Therapy for Grieving Children

    Presented by Pam Dyson, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S

    DAY 1 OVERVIEW: Assessment and Treatment Planning and Involving Parents in the Play Therapy Process

    The focus of this training will be on gathering information at intake, interviewing parents as a pretreatment assessment, putting assessment information into a treatment plan and developing specific treatment goals for play therapy. We will explore ways to explain play therapy to parents and attendees will be introduced to using parenting metaphors as a tool to connect with caregivers. Strategies for managing parental resistance to play therapy will also be discussed.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate how to interview parents as part of the play therapy process

    2. Utilize parenting metaphors as a way to connect with parents

    3. Explain the process of play therapy to parents

    4. Recognize the importance of assessment in treatment planning

    5. Recognize and manage parental resistance to play therapy

    6. Identify how to collaborate with parents as part of the play therapy process

    DAY 2 OVERVIEW: Play Therapy for Grieving Children

    Childhood grief can have a lifelong impact on a child's emotional well-being. This training will present an overview of how children at various ages and developmental stages experience and express grief after the death of someone close to them and how play therapy can be beneficial. The four psychological tasks of grieving children will be introduced; cultural and social experiences regarding death will be explored and we will look at complicated grief. Play therapy techniques will be presented and practiced that can be used for assessment and treatment in individual, group or family play therapy.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
    After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Summarize the developmental stages of grief

    2. List the four psychological tasks of grieving children

    3. Explain why play therapy is an effective treatment approach

    4. Recognize what contributes to complicated grief

    5. Describe play therapy techniques that can be used for assessment and treatment

    6. Identify how to incorporate caregivers in the play therapy treatment process

    PRESENTER BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Pam Dyson, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S

    Pam is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and a licensed professional counselor supervisor in Texas, registered play therapist supervisor, and child development expert providing play therapy services, training, supervision, and consultation.


    Prior to becoming a licensed therapist, Pam spent over 20 years working as an early childhood education. In 2007 she opened a private practice in St. Louis, Missouri offering child and family play therapy and parent coaching services. She has also worked as a family therapist in residential treatment and has facilitated group play therapy in school settings. In the summer of 2014 she relocated to Dallas Texas and in January 2015 opened a new practice, Pam Dyson Play Therapy, in Plano, Texas.


    Her extensive experience in working with children and families and her specialization in play therapy has established her reputation among parents and professionals of providing quality services with a results orientated approach.


    She is a graduate of the 2012 Leadership Academy of the Association for Play Therapy and was a member of the 2013 and 2014 Leadership Academy Committees. In 2012 she served as a member of the APT Technology Task Forde, and was the co-chair of the 2013-2014 APT Public Awareness Task Force. Pam is also the recipient of the APT 2013 Key Award for Professional Education and Training.


    In 2010, she founded the St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training and ins 2014 founded the DFW Center for Play Therapy Training. Pam is currently serving her second term on the APT board of directors and was recently elected as secretary.

    PIZZA MEET AND GREET: Friday night following the conference, there will be a social gathering at the Quality Suites from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Please register if you plan to attend so we can order enough pizza.

    WORKSHOP LOCATION:

    Lansing Community College West Campus

    5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917

    WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

    Friday, February 28, 2020

    8:00-8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 

    8:30-10:00 am Presentation 

    10:00-10:15 am Break and Exhibits 

    10:15-11:45 am Presentation 

    11:45-1:15 pm Lunch (Provided), Exhibits, Annual Business Meeting

    1:15-2:45 pm Presentation 

    2:45-3:00 pm Break and Exhibits (Snacks Provided)

    3:00-4:30 pm Presentation 

    Optional Friday Evening Events

    5:30-7:00 pm Pizza Meet and Greet at Quality Suites (please RSVP)

    7:00-9:00 pm Supervision at Quality Suites (separate registration and fee)

    Saturday, February 29, 2020

    8:00-8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 

    8:30-10:00 am Presentation 

    10:00-10:15 am Break and Exhibits 

    10:15-11:45 am Presentation 

    11:45-1:00 pm Lunch (Provided), Exhibits, Annual Business Meeting

    1:00-2:30 pm Presentation 

    2:30-2:45 pm Break, Exhibits & Drawings 

    2:45-4:15 pm Presentation 

    4:15 pm Conference Concludes

    HANDOUTS: In an effort to reduce paper waste and be more “green,” our policy is to email all handouts. Please include a valid email address with your registration to receive the handouts.

    PHOTO RELEASE: By registering for this conference, you are giving permission for MIAPT to use any photographs that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as MIAPT deems appropriate and desirable. Photographs may be used on the MIAPT website, social media pages, and/or newsletter for any purpose. By completing the registration, you are also consenting to waive any rights to the photographs indefinitely. If you do not wish to have your photo used, it is your responsibility to notify Angelita Valdez at registration of your request to be omitted.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than February 4, 2020. Cancellations are subject to $35 processing fee. No refunds after February 4, 2020. Substitutions (allowing another person to attend in your place) may be made in writing for no additional cost. No refunds are given due to inclement weather.  

    HOTEL INFORMATION: Quality Suites, 901 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing, MI. 48917. Attendees are responsible to make hotel reservations. The hotel number is 517-886-0600. Website: http://www.qualitysuiteslansing.com.

    Michigan Association for Play Therapy: MIAPT is a professional organization striving to advance the theory and practice of play therapy through activities such as conferences, seminars, and networking in order to serve the mental health needs of Michigan children, families, schools and communities. For more information on the Conference visit our website at www.miapt.org.

    EXHIBITS: Books and therapeutic materials will be on display and available for sale Friday & Saturday. 

    CONTINUING EDUCATION: This workshop for mental health professionals is co-sponsored by the MI Assn. Play Therapy and the Institute for Continuing Education. CE credit is offered for the disciplines listed below. The program offers 12.00 contact hours (6.00 hrs. per day). CE credit is awarded on a daily basis with full attendance required for the days attending.  The CE processing fee is $25 and may be included in the registration fee or paid on site. Application forms for CE credit will be available on site. CE verification is mailed to attendees following the program. To receive CE credit, participants must complete all CE paperwork, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit a completed evaluation of the program. If you have questions regarding CE credit, the program, learning objectives, or grievance issues, contact The Institute at: instconted@aol.com.   

    NOTE:  It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.

    Psychology: The Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. Counseling: The Institute is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the Ohio Board Social Work and Counseling, provider RCS 030001. NBCC credit is not offeredSocial Work: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the  Ohio Board of Social Work and Counseling, Provider RCS 030001. Marriage/Family Therapy: The Institute is recognized by the Ohio Board MFT, Provider RTX 100501. Play Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. APT Approved Provider 98-040. Nursing: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved continuing education provider by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646. It is the responsibility of nurses to check with their state board to determine if CE credit issues by an approved provider of the CA Board of Nursing, meet regulations of their board.

    ADA/Section 504: If you have special needs, please contact Robin Bell at mymiapt@gmail.com or 517-489-1468.

    Skill Level: All skill levels

    • 02/28/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Quality Suites, 901 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing, MI. 48917
    • 15
    Register

    FRIDAY NIGHT SUPERVISION

    “Play Therapy Supervision toward RPT” with Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S

    At Quality Suites – 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

    Supervision: Two-hour supervision is available on Friday evening for an additional fee of $50.00 with a minimum of 4 participants. These hours may count toward the supervision hours required for obtaining Registered Play Therapist status through the Association of Play Therapy, Inc. (APT) and/or Certified Play Therapist status through the International Board of Examiners of Certified Play Therapists (IBECPT).


    REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE

    Download Conference Brochure by Clicking Here


    HANDOUTS: In an effort to reduce paper waste and be more “green,” our policy is to email all handouts. Please include a valid email address with your registration to receive the handouts.

    PHOTO RELEASE: By registering for this conference, you are giving permission for MIAPT to use any photographs that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as MIAPT deems appropriate and desirable. Photographs may be used on the MIAPT website, social media pages, and/or newsletter for any purpose. By completing the registration, you are also consenting to waive any rights to the photographs indefinitely. If you do not wish to have your photo used, it is your responsibility to notify Angelita Valdez at registration of your request to be omitted.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than January 15, 2019. Cancellations are subject to $25 processing fee. Substitutions may be made in writing for no additional cost. No refunds are given due to inclement weather.  

    HOTEL INFORMATION: Quality Suites, 901 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing, MI. 48917. Attendees are responsible to make hotel reservations. The hotel number is 517-886-0600. Website: http://www.qualitysuiteslansing.com.

    Michigan Association for Play Therapy: MIAPT is a professional organization striving to advance the theory and practice of play therapy through activities such as conferences, seminars, and networking in order to serve the mental health needs of Michigan children, families, schools and communities. For more information on the Conference visit our website at www.miapt.org.

    EXHIBITS: Books and therapeutic materials will be on display and available for sale Friday & Saturday.

    ADA/Section 504: If you have special needs, please contact Robin Bell at mymiapt@gmail.com or 517-489-1468.

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