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.

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

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Atlanta, Georgia)

Instructor: Tracy Turner-Bumberry LPC, RPT-S, CAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
February 17th and 18th, 2020, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: 1030 Fayetteville Road Atlanta, GA 30316
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: Chris 180, Chris Training Institute

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 

Autism Friendly Training (MNU Campus, Olathe, KS)

Presenter: Dr. Linda Barboa, Jan Luck, and Elizabeth Obrey
Date: Saturday April 11th, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Mid America Nazarene University (MNU), Olathe, KS.
Cost: $45
CE Hrs: Available of 6 CE Hrs of IBCCES Credit
Register Here:


Description: This training is rated E for Everyone! The award winning Stars for Autism training teaches and promotes awareness of the social, sensory, and environmental barriers which affect people who have autism spectrum disorder. Attendees gain valuable insight and understanding about autism and how to work with, serve, and interact with individuals with autism. This training is designed for companies, organizations, schools, service providers, church staff, and helping professionals in a variety of workplaces. Possessing a thorough understating of the strengths and uniqueness of individuals with autism provides valuable information to employees, staff, and educators as they interact with those with autism.
Learning Objectives:
1) Define autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including, symptoms, diagnosis, and causes.
2) Describe the main issues association with ASD.
3) Outline how communication is typically affected and strategies for successful communication with an individual with ASD.
4) Outline how sensory issues are affected and how to help with sensory struggles.
5) Describe how social functioning is affected and typical social interaction experiences.
6) Identify common behavior manifestations and how to assist with behavior struggles.

AutPlay Certification Training (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
April 17th and 18th, 2020, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK.
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: Dawson Counseling and Play Therapy

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Memphis, Tennessee)

Instructor: Dr. Patricia Gilbaugh, Ph.D, LISW, CAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
April 23rd and 24th, 2020, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: 1350 Concourse Ave. Memphis, Tennessee
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: Behavior Services of the Mid-South

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

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Chicago, Illinois)

Instructor: Tracy Turner-Bumberry LPC, RPT-S, CAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
May 1st and 2nd, 2020, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location:15 Spinning Wheel Road, Hinsdale, IL 60521
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: Play Therapy Toolbox

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 Summer Training (Branson, Missouri)

Learn and Play in Branson, MO!
Make it a Fun Family Vacation!
July 22nd through July 25th, 2020
24 CE Hrs Available

Read More: AutPlay Summer Training Info, Schedule, and Registration

Wednesday July 22nd – Using AutPlay to Address Trauma Issues in Children with Autism.
Presenter – Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs: 6 APT, NBCC, and IBCCES

Thursday July 23rd – Here, There, and Everywhere: Play Therapy Approaches and Interventions for Children with ADHD.
Presenter – Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs: 6 APT, NBCC

Friday July 24th – Stars 4 Autism Award Winning Autism Friendly Training
Presenter – Tomi Taylor M.A. LPC
CE Hrs: 6 NBCC, IBCCES

Saturday July 25th – Train The Presenter (Autism Friendly Training)
Presenters – Dr. Linda Barboa and Jan Luck
CE Hrs: 6 IBCCES

Training Location: Grand Plaza Hotel
245 N. Wildwood Dr. Branson, MO.
417-336-6646
bransongrandplaza.com
Group Rates are Available for the Training – Call and ask for Group Sales Office and reference the group AutPlay Summer Training or group code 1000041 or print off the Hotel Reservation Form AutPlay Summer Training and send it to the hotel with your payment. Room descriptions and rates are listed on the Hotel Reservation Form AutPlay Summer Training

Getting to Branson by plane:

Springfield/Branson National Airport – http://www.sgf-branson-airport.com/
Branson Airport – https://flybranson.com/

Cost and Registration: Register for one day, two days, three days, or all four days! Register online below or print the PDF registration form and mail, fax, or email it to us.

Everything you Need to Know – AutPlay Summer Training Info, Schedule, and Registration


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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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