James Madison University

22nd Annual VAPT Come Play with Us!! Conference

Children of Fury and Fawns in Gorilla Suits: Play Therapy Interventions for Aggressive Behaviors


Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience with Traumatized Children

Presented by: David Crenshaw, PhD, RPT-S

Register at http://vapt.cisat.jmu.edu/summerconference18/

May 18 and 19, 2018
James Madison University
Festival Conference & Student Center
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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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.

New Promotional Videos on Play Therapy

Information about the power of play therapy was broadcasted across the country during an episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr on the FOX Business channel! You can access the 6-minute special here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1i-3uaxaI

In addition, the Association for Play Therapy created a 30-second commercial on play therapy from the interview, which can be accessed here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueqjl4wr2ug&feature=youtu.be

Join us in sharing these videos to help promote play therapy!  

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