AutPlay Therapy is facilitated by parent company Robert Jason Grant Ed.D. CE Hr approvals for trainings may vary, please be sure to read individual training information for details. When you register for a correspondence (home based) training, all training information will be emailed and shipped to you for completion from your home.

Our Correspondence Trainings: (scroll down this page for more information and to register for each training.

  1. AutPlay Therapy Certification Training
  2. Play Therapy Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  3. Creative Play Therapy Interventions in the Supervision Process (supervision training)
  4. A Look At A Book: Integrating Bibliotherapy and Play Therapy
  5. Play Therapy with Adults: Individuals, Couples, and Groups

Continuing Education:
Robert Jason Grant Ed.D is an APT Approved Provider #12-318 for continuing education. Most trainings are approved for APT continuing education, but each individual training listing should be reviewed to identify the type and amount of continuing education offered. Visit a4pt.org to learn more about APT (Association for Play Therapy).

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D is a Certified Training Partner for IBCCES (International Board for Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) #CE159432, offering continuing education for the Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate credentials. Most trainings are approved for IBCCES continuing education, but each individual training listing should be reviewed to identify the type and amount of continuing education offered.

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D trainings are approved for continuing education for most state licensure requirements for Licensed Counselors and Social Workers. Participants should check with their state licensing boards for verification.

To register for a training, simply pay online with PayPal (we accept credit cards through a secure PayPal transaction. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card and pay online through PayPal), or call our office 417-755-9042, or print, complete, and mail the Product Order Form with payment to our office.

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic
2407 S. Campbell
Springfield, MO. 65807
(p) 417-755-9042 (f) 855-425-0096

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Once correspondence materials have been shipped or emailed (which is usually within 24 hrs of registering for a training), the training cannot be canceled or a refund given. If the training is cancelled before training materials have been shipped or emailed, a full refund will be granted.

Host a Training: We facilitate trainings around the country and internationally. If you would like to inquire about having us speak at your organization, conference, workshop, or seminar, please contact us by phone 417-755-9042 or email.

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (non-contact/correspondence)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
CE Hrs: 16 non-contact/correspondence training
Participants complete training at home through correspondence. Upon registration, participants will be mailed training books and emailed training instructions, PowerPoint, handouts, and a post exam to complete and return. Upon return of the post exam, participants will be emailed certification materials.
Cost: $395

Description:
This training focuses on learning the AutPlay® Therapy treatment approach, a play therapy and behavioral therapy based approach to working with children and parents affected by autism, dysregulation issues, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Participants will receive a copy of the AutPlay Therapy book and the Nuts and Bolts of Autism book. An overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders are presented. The tenets of AutPlay Therapy are presented including the six target areas of treatment and the three phases of treatment. Parent training and theoretical underpinnings are highlighted. Intake and assessment protocols are presented with case examples. AutPlay foundations of play therapy and behavioral therapy are covered and several structured play therapy interventions are presented. Participants who complete the correspondence training will become Certified AutPlay Therapy Providers.

Learning Objectives:
1) Gain a brief overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
2) Learn the components of AutPlay Therapy including: conducting an AutPlay Therapy session, theoretical underpinnings, phases of treatment, assessment and screening instruments, and treatment planning.
3) Describe the three primary and three secondary target areas of treatment in AutPlay Therapy.
4) Learn several structured play therapy interventions to use for addressing target areas.
5) Understand how to involve parents and other family members in treatment.
6) Define the AutPlay Follow Me Approach, designed for children with a more severe impairment.
7) Understand how to train parents in implementing AutPlay follow me play times at home.
8) Learn about research and evidence based practices in AutPlay Therapy.

Continuing Education:
16 CE Hrs. This certification is appropriate for Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, School Counselors, Certified Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals. This training is approved for 16 non-contact CE Hrs by the Association for Play Therapy and IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate Credentials).

Play Therapy Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (non-contact/correspondence training)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
CE Hrs: 8 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete training at home through correspondence. Upon registration, participants will be mailed training books and emailed training instructions, PowerPoint, handouts, and a post exam to complete and return. Upon return of the post exam, participants will be emailed training certificate.
Cost: $90

Description:
Interventions, interventions and more interventions! If you are looking for play interventions to use with children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders this is the correspondence training for you! This training focuses on Play Therapy approaches and techniques that work well with treating autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. A general overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders will be provided. How Play Therapy can be a viable treatment approach for autism is also reviewed. Special considerations in using Play Therapy and in creating directive techniques will be covered. Several directive Play Therapy techniques will covered. This training includes copies of the Play Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities book and The Autism Activities Handbook. This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete exercises which are returned along with their post exam. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain CE Hours, and enhance your therapy skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Gain an overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
2) Learn how play therapy can be a viable treatment approach for autism.
3) Understand how several play therapy models are used to work with children with autism.
4) Learn several play therapy interventions to use in treating clients with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
5) Describe special considerations including designing a play therapy intervention and playroom set up when implementing play therapy with children with autism.
6) Learn how to advocate for play therapy as an effective autism treatment.

Continuing Education:
8 CE hrs. This training is appropriate for: Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, School Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Special Education Teachers, and other mental health, educational, and medical professionals working with children and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. This training is approved for 8 CE Hrs by the Association for Play Therapy and IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).

Creative Play Therapy Interventions in the Supervision Process

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
CE Hrs: 6 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete training at home through correspondence. Upon registration, participants will be emailed training instructions, PowerPoint, handouts, and a post exam to complete and return. Upon return of the post exam, participants will be emailed training certificate.
Cost: $60

Description:
Are you a play therapist needing play therapy supervision training? Are you a mental health professional wanting to enhance your supervision skills or incorporate play therapy interventions into your supervision experience? If so, this is the training for you! Creative Play Therapy Interventions in the Supervision Process provides an overview of clinical supervision and play therapy supervision. The pragmatics of supervision are covered including forms and inventories (samples provided) to use in supervision. The specific components of play therapy supervision are presented including successes and struggles in play therapy supervision and benefits and limits with utilizing play therapy interventions as a part of the supervision process. Several play therapy interventions designed to implement in the supervision process are highlighted with specific exercises for participants to experience. This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete ten exercises which are returned along with their post exam. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain supervision CE Hours, and enhance your supervisory skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand a working definition and conceptualization of the clinical play therapy supervision process.
2) Utilize several supervision forms and resources applicable to the supervision process.
3) Define the benefits and limits in utilizing play therapy interventions in the supervision experience.
4) Learn 10 play therapy interventions to use for case consultation and 10 play therapy interventions to use for supervisee professional growth.
5) Complete 10 exercises designed to enhance the participants supervisory skills.

Continuing Education:
This training is approved for 6 CE hrs applicable to the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Attendees wishing to receive APT continuing education hours must meet the guidelines established by these organizations. This training is relevant for Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, School Counselors, Certified Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals.

A Look At A Book: Integrating Bibliotherapy and Play Therapy

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
CE Hrs: 6 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete training at home through correspondence. Upon registration, participants will be emailed training instructions, PowerPoint, handouts, and a post exam to complete and return. Upon return of the post exam, participants will be emailed training certificate.
Cost: $60

Description:
This correspondence training covers the integration of Bibliotherapy and play therapy. Bibliotherapy is thoroughly defined. The history, research, and approaches of Bibliotherapy are covered. The integration of using Bibliotherapy in play therapy is addressed. Considerations for incorporating Bibliotherapy and play therapy are presented along with therapeutic play therapy goals with Bibliotherapy. Case examples are reviewed and several play therapy and Bibliotherapy integrated interventions are explored. This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete seven exercises which are returned along with their post exam. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain CE Hours, and enhance your therapy skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand the history and research of Bibliotherapy.
2) Define therapeutic play therapy goals when integrating Bibliotherapy.
3) List four ways play therapy and Bibliotherapy can be integrated.
4) Understand special considerations when integrating play therapy and Bibliotherapy.
5) Explore case examples of integrating play therapy and Bibliotherapy.
6) Participate in several play therapy interventions incorporating Bibliotherapy.

Continuing Education:
This training is approved for 6 CE hrs applicable to the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Attendees wishing to receive APT continuing education hours must meet the guidelines established by these organizations. This training is relevant for Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, School Counselors, Certified Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals.

Using Play Therapy with Adult Clients: Individuals, Couples, and Groups

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
CE Hrs: 6 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete training at home through correspondence. Upon registration, participants will be emailed training instructions, PowerPoint, handouts, and a post exam to complete and return. Upon return of the post exam, participants will be emailed training certificate.
Cost: $60

Description:
This training introduces participants to using play therapy with adult clients. Identified benefits of using play therapy with adults will be presented. How to introduce clients to play therapy and strategies for helping adult clients who are hesitant will be covered. Case examples will be discussed and participants will learn about a and complete several play therapy interventions covering a variety of issues including trauma, self esteem, relationship struggles, and depression issues.  This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete eight exercises which are returned along with their post exam. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain CE Hours, and enhance your therapy skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Define the benefits of using play therapy with adult clients.
2) Understand how to introduce play therapy to adult clients.
3) Understand hesitation issues and how to address hesitation issues that adults may have in participating in play therapy.
4) Learn about the V.I.P. Play Therapy Model in working with adult clients.
5) Review case examples of play therapy interventions used with adult clients.
6) Learn several play therapy interventions that can be used with individual clients, couples, and groups.

Continuing Education:
This training is approved for 6 CE hrs applicable to the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Attendees wishing to receive APT continuing education hours must meet the guidelines established by these organizations. This training is relevant for Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, School Counselors, Certified Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals.

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