AutPlay Therapy is facilitated by parent company Robert Jason Grant Ed.D. We offer a variety of trainings related to mental health care, play therapy, and autism spectrum disorder. All upcoming in-person trainings are listed below.

CE Hr approvals for trainings, presenters, and training locations may vary, please be sure to read individual training information for details.

Continuing Education:
Robert Jason Grant Ed.D is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC provider #6595. Most trainings are approved for NBCC continuing education, but each individual training listing should be reviewed to identify the type and amount of continuing education offered. Visit nbcc.org to learn more about NBCC.

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. View each training listed for specific information about registering for the training. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card and pay online through PayPal. You may also 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: For trainings hosted by Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, registration for trainings may be cancelled with a full refund up to 24 hours after registration/payment has been made. Registrations cancelled after that time will not receive a refund but participants may obtain credit for a future training or toward products in the store. View each specific training hosted by other people/agencies to understand their cancellation policy.

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

AutPlay Therapy Certification Trainers: If you would like to host an AutPlay Therapy Certification training, you may contact our office or one of our official trainers listed below:

Dr. Robert Jason Grant is a a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and an Advanced Certified Autism Specialist. Dr. Grant is the creator of AutPlay and has over two decades of experience working with children and families affected by autism and related conditions. Dr. Grant owns and operates the AutPlay Therapy Clinic located in Southwest Missouri. He is a multi published author and international presenter. He is also a Board Member for the Association for Play Therapy. [email protected]

Tracy Turner-Bumberry provides private practice therapy in Milledgeville, GA. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider, and Certified Autism Specialist. Tracy is a national speaker on Play Therapy and a published author on mandala techniques in Play Therapy and Play Therapy techniques to reduce emotion dysregulation. [email protected]

Dr. Patricia Gilbaugh is the Executive Director of Grace C Mae Advocate Center in Iowa. She has a certificate in play therapy from Mid America Nazarene University, she is a Certified Autism Specialist, and a Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider. Dr. Gilbaugh is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and presents regularly around the country on topics related to play therapy, sensory processing challenges, and neurodevelopmental disorders. [email protected]

Online Trainings: We also provide online (non-contact) trainings. Visit our Online Trainings Page to see a full list of online/home based trainings we offer.

Play Therapy with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
Thursday October 24th, 2019
Location: South Dakota State University, SDSU Volstroff Ballroom
Register Information: South Dakota State University

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Jacksonville, Alabama)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
Saturday February 1st and Sunday February 2nd, 2020, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Garrett Counseling, 1215 Jackson’s Way, SW Jacksonville, AL 36265
Required Reading: AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Behavioral Play-Based Approach by Robert Jason Grant
Cost: $475
Register: Garrett Counseling

Play Therapy Interventions for Autism, ADHD, and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs available 
Friday March 6th, 2020, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Loyola University 6363 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Cost and Register: Louisiana Association for Play Therapy 

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Sheffield, UK)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
Monday April 27th and Tuesday April 28th, 2020, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Hotel Novotel Sheffield Centre 50 Arundel Gate Sheffield S1 2PR United Kingdom
Required Reading: AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Behavioral Play-Based Approach by Robert Jason Grant
Cost and Register: Children’s Therapy Services Yorkshire

Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges: An Integrative Approach (Denton, Texas)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs Available
Friday June 26th, 2020, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute – Denton, Texas
Cost and Registration Information: Center for Play Therapy

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Olathe, Kansas)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
Friday August 14th and Saturday August 15th, 2020, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: MidAmerica Nazarene University Campus, Olathe, KS.
Required Reading: AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Behavioral Play-Based Approach by Robert Jason Grant
Description and Learning Objectives: AutPlay Therapy Training Description
Registration and Cost: $475

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