March 25, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

SCAPT 2023 Spring Training Conference
Place: County Career and Technology Center, 990 Chastain Road, Liberty, SC, 29657

AA Session 1: Introduction to Using Animal Assisted Interventions in Play Therapy with Children

Tina Kelly, MEd, LPC, RPT

Introduction to Using Animal Assisted Interventions in Play Therapy with Children
In this engaging workshop, Tina Kelly, Med, LPC, RPT will guide you as you explore incorporating Animal Assisted Therapy Play Therapy (AAPT) interventions, into your counseling tool bag. You will learn the basics of the history of AAPT and the benefits to clients. You will explore resources for training and certifications. This workshop will address the therapeutic skills used with AAT. Participants will learn about various animal types and settings for AAT.

Tina Kelly has extensive experience with rabbits, canines, and fish. As a group, we will adventure to see the world through the eyes of a child at play with interactive play exploration in a school setting.

Cumulating activity, to observe a therapy dog in his work environment. Come prepared to discover and play!

BB – Looking Deeper into the Presenting Problem: Practicing Cultural Humility in the Play Therapy Room

Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, LISW-CP, RPTS

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September 15 – 16, 2023

SCAPT 25th Annual Play Therapy Conference
Place: LRADAC, 2711 Colonial Dr, Columbia, SC, 29203

Day One: Play Therapy for the Attention Different Child 

This workshop will cover how children with disruptive behaviors see the world and why traditional treatment approaches are ineffective with this population. Participants will learn hands-on, practical play therapy techniques that will help these children accept responsibility, lower defensiveness, and increase feelings of competency and success.

Day Two: Too Cool to Play – Advanced Interventions for Adolescents 

This workshop will cover many innovative play therapy techniques that the practitioner can utilize immediately. Participants will explore the use of electronic media, social networking, creative art, music, and other experiential activities that help engage adolescents in the healing process. Special attention will be given to working with resistant adolescents and how traumatic experiences can shape their personalities.

Featured Speaker:

Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S
Director, K.I.D.Z., Inc

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