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 (16 CE Hrs)
  2. Play Therapy Interventions for Children & Adolescents with Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders (8 CE Hrs)
  3. Supervision Training – Creative Play Therapy Interventions in the Supervision Process (6 CE Hrs)
  4. A Look At A Book: Integrating Bibliotherapy and Play Therapy (6 CE Hrs)
  5. Play Therapy with Adults: Individuals, Couples, and Groups (6 CE Hrs)
  6. Supervision Training – Addressing Parent and Caregiver Issues (3 CE Hrs)
  7. Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges (8 CE Hrs)

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) Describe the AutPlay model of dysregulation
7) Learn play therapy interventions to address dysregulation issues.
8) Define the AutPlay Follow Me Approach, designed for children with a more severe impairment.
9) Understand how to train parents in implementing AutPlay follow me play times at home.
10) Learn about research and evidence based practices in AutPlay Therapy.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
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).

Continuing Education for Other Professionals:
This training is approved for 16 non-contact CE Hrs applicable to IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate). Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents with autism and related conditions can complete the AutPlay training but will not be granted certification status and will not receive Play Therapy (APT) continuing education hours.

Play Therapy Interventions for Children & Adolescents with Autism & other Neurodevelopmental Disorders (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, special considerations when using play therapy with neurodevelopmental disorders will be presented, and strategies for developing play therapy interventions will be discussed. 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) Understand how to use play therapy approaches to treat neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
2) Learn about evidence supported play therapy approaches for working with children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
3) Learn several structured play therapy interventions for children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
4) Learn special considerations when implementing play therapy approaches with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
5) Describe designing a play therapy intervention and playroom set up when implementing play therapy with children with autism.
6) Gain an overview of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders as defined by the DSM V.
7) Review parent involvement as an evidence based practice when working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
8) Review play therapy approaches that incorporate parents and family members as change agents.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
8 CE hrs. This training is appropriate for: Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, and School Counselors 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).

Continuing Education for Other Professionals:
8 CE Hrs. Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, Parents and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents will receive a certificate of completion but will not receive Play Therapy (APT) continuation education credit. These professionals will receive IBCCES continuing education hours (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.

Play Therapy Supervision: Addressing Parent and Caregiver Issues

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
CE Hrs: 3 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: $40

Description:
Are you a play therapist needing play therapy supervision training? Are you a mental health professional wanting to enhance your supervision skills? If so, this is the training for you! This training focuses on addressing challenges and issues in working with parents and caregivers in play therapy. Common issues the supervisee may experience will be covered, several play therapy models that incorporate parents will be highlighted, and strategies for success in working with parents will be presented. 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 supervision CE Hours, and enhance your supervisory skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Name at least 2 challenging areas a supervisee might lack experience and struggle with when working with parents/caregivers in play therapy.
2) Identify at least 2 resources or tools the supervisor can share in supervision for working with parents/caregivers in play therapy.
3) Name three play therapy models that a supervisor can utilize with the supervisee to discuss including parents in the therapeutic process.

Continuing Education:
This training is approved for 3 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 to Address Sensory Processing Challenges

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs: 8 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete training at home through correspondence. Upon registration, participants will be mailed training book 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:
This training explores using play therapy approaches and interventions to address sensory processing challenges. An overview of sensory processing challenges will be covered along with descriptors of the eight sensory processing areas. The benefits of non-directive and structured play therapy will be covered as well as the foundations for using play therapy with sensory issues. The concept of a sensory play diet will be defined and explored. Several play therapy inventions designed to help with sensory issues will be explained and presented through book examples and session video clips. Current research will be presented and participants will have the opportunity to understand how to create a sensory friendly play room. This training includes a copy of the book Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges: A Workbook for Children and Teens. 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) Participants will understand what is meant by sensory processing issues and how these issues can present in play therapy sessions.
2) Participants will learn about several play therapy interventions that can be used to address sensory processing challenges.
3) Participants will learn about the eight sensory processing areas, causes of sensory challenges, and screening processes.
4) Participants will be able to create a sensory play therapy diet to help children with sensory struggles.
5) Participants will learn how to make their play therapy room and offices sensory friendly.
6) Participants will understand the foundations of using play therapy with sensory challenges.
7) Participants will learn about hyper and hypo responses in regard to sensory processing.
8) Participants will read about research related to play, play therapy, and sensory processing.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
8 CE hrs. This training is appropriate for: Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, and School Counselors. This training is approved for 8 CE Hrs by the Association for Play Therapy and IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).

Continuing Education for Other Professionals:
8 CE Hrs. Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, Parents and other professionals in case management, education, and medical fields working with children and adolescents will receive a certificate of completion but will not receive Play Therapy (APT) continuation education credit. These professionals will receive IBCCES continuing education hours (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).

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