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20th Annual  VAPT Come Play with Us!! Conference

Taming the Trauma: Play Therapy Interventions for Hurting Children and Teens


The Worry Wars: Equipping our Clients to Effectively Fight their Fears

Presented by Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S

May 16 and 17, 2016
James Madison University
Festival Conference & Student Center
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

Register right now at http://vapt.cisat.jmu.edu/summerconference16/index.html

Remember, joining VAPT saves you big bucks on your registration fee.


Do you ever wish for an innovative approach to engage with your child clients?

Do you sometimes feel uncertain about your effectiveness with your child and family clients?

Then, we believe you will benefit from joining our vibrant group!

You are invited to join the Virginia Association for Play Therapy and the Association for Play Therapy!

Go to http://www.a4pt.org/

Benefits of VAPT Membership

Receive (at least) 8 VAPT enotes via email each year
Reduced registration to VAPT workshops
Connect with others interested in child and family therapy

Benefits of APT Membership

Receive the International Journal of Play Therapy (quarterly)
Receive Play Therapy magazine™ (quarterly)
Access to APT Member Flash – bi-weekly e-news bulletin
Program fee discounts - reduced conference registration, credentialing, and other stupendous benefits!

Play Therapy Short Videos to Inform and Inspire

Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy by which licensed mental health professionals use play-based models and techniques to better communicate with and help clients, especially children, achieve optimal mental health.

VIEW and SHARE the ANDREW video!
View and share the link to an amusing 75-second Andrew video showing how play and play therapy is used to help children share what is important in their emotional worlds.
Be sure to share the Andrew video via social media with your family, friends, and others during
National Play Therapy Week!

Learn more about the rationale for and applications of play therapy by viewing Play Therapy Works! a three-minute video presentation on play therapy.

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