AutPlay Therapy is facilitated by parent company Robert Jason Grant Ed.D. All trainings are offered at the Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic in Springfield, Missouri (unless otherwise indicated).

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.

Want to become a Certified Autism Specialist? Click here to learn more about this IBCCES credential and receive 20% off the credentialing cost.

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 Policy: 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.

We facilitate trainings around the country and internationally. If you would like to inquire about having us speaking at your conference, workshop, or seminar, please contact us by phone or [email protected]

We also provide online (non-contact) trainings. Visit our online trainings page to see a full list of online/home study trainings we offer!

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (Boise, Idaho)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
2 Day Intensive (14 Contact CE Hrs, 2 Non-Contact CE Hrs)
Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Molly and Me Counseling and Training Center, 2995 N. Cole Road Suite 115, Boise, Idaho
Required Reading: AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Behavioral Play-Based Approach by Robert Jason Grant
Cost: $475
Register: Molly and Me Counseling and Training Center

The Ultimate Dual Relationship: Navigating Being a Play Therapist and a Parent

Presenters: Cary Hamilton MFT, LMHC-S, RPT-S and Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
Friday October 4th, 2-5:30pm
Association for Play Therapy Conference, Dallas, Texas.
Registration Information: Association for Play Therapy

Play It Forward: Incorporating Therapeutic Digital Tool Benefits and Client Driven Interests in Play Therapy

Presenters: Robert Jason Grant, Jessica Stone, Paris Goodyear-Brown, and Kevin Hull.
Saturday October 5th, 8:00am – 12:30pm (Panel Presentation and Workshop)
Association for Play Therapy Conference, Dallas, Texas.
Registration Information: Association for Play Therapy

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 (non-contact/online)

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs: 16 non-contact/online training
Participants complete the training online through the Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Online Training Site. Click the link below to read more about the online training process and to register for the training. If you have any questions please let us know.
Cost: $450
Mental Health Professionals or Students Click Below:
AutPlay Therapy Certification Training – Mental Health Information and Registration

Non-Mental Health Professionals Click Below:
AutPlay Therapy Certification Training – Non-Mental Health Information and Registration

Description:
This training focuses on learning the AutPlay® Therapy treatment approach, a play therapy and behavioral therapy based approach to working with children and families affected by autism, dysregulation issues, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. AutPlay Therapy is an integrative family play therapy approach which provides the practitioner with a guided protocol and several interventions to successfully work with children and families. AutPlay has been used to work with children affected by autism, ADHD, Tourette syndrome, social pragmatic communication disorder, intellectual developmental disorder, and various developmental disorders. Participants are required to read the book AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum when completing this training.

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. A thorough review of the AutPlay Follow Me Approach is provided, which explains the AutPlay process for working with children with a more severe impairment (lower functioning abilities). Participants who complete the correspondence training will become Certified AutPlay Therapy Providers.

Learning Objectives:
1) Explain autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
2) Describe 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) Identify several structured play therapy interventions to use for addressing target areas.
5) Discuss how to involve parents and other family members in treatment.
6) Describe the AutPlay model of dysregulation
7) Identify play therapy interventions to address dysregulation issues.
8) Implement the AutPlay Follow Me Approach, designed for children with a more severe impairment.
9) Describe how to train parents in implementing AutPlay follow me play times at home.
10)  Explain research and evidence based practices in AutPlay Therapy.
11) Outline the theoretical underpinnings of AutPlay, including play therapy models and behavioral therapy.
12) Identify AutPlay interventions to increase experiential knowledge.

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 and receive certification status but 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, ACAS
CE Hrs: 8 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete the training online through the Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Online Training Site. Click the link below to read more about the online training process and to register for the training. If you have any questions please let us know.
Price: $95.00
Play Therapy Interventions for Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders Training Information and Registration

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. 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) Implement play therapy approaches to treat neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
2) Identify evidence supported play therapy approaches for working with children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
3) Describe several structured play therapy interventions for children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
4) Describe special considerations when implementing play therapy approaches with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
5) Explain how to design a play therapy intervention and playroom set up when implementing play therapy with children with autism.
6) Outline the most common neurodevelopmental disorders as defined by the DSM V.
7) Discuss parent involvement as an evidence based practice when working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
8) Identify 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, students pursing a mental health degree or license, and any other mental health professional. This training is approved for 8 CE Hrs by the Association for Play Therapy and IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).

The Autism Friendly Play Therapist

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs: 6 non-contact, online/home study
Participants complete the training online through the Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Online Training Site. Click the link below to read more about the online training process and to register for the training. If you have any questions please let us know.
Price: $75
The Autism Friendly Play Therapist Training Information and Registration

Description:
Based on the award winning Autism-Friendly training, this training focuses on helping play therapists and other mental health professionals understand what autism is and how to interact with those on the autism spectrum. This training promotes awareness of the social, sensory, and environmental barriers which affect individuals who have autism. Participants will learn how play is affected and play strengths and deficits common with autism. Participants will also learn how to set up an autism friendly play therapy room, how to understand and address behavior in the playroom, and issues to consider when implementing play therapy theories with children with autism. This training is perfect for play therapists and other mental health professionals who are beginning to work with children with autism and needing to gain valuable information for communicating, interacting, and providing mental health care to children with autism.

Learning Objectives:
1) Define how social and communication issues common with autism affect the play therapy experience.
2) Explain typical manifestations of autism and what to expect when providing play therapy with children with autism.
3) List play strengths and deficits typical with autism.
4) Explain how to use toys and materials in the playroom to best work with children with autism.
5) Describe how to establish a sensory friendly playroom.
6) Explain strategies for managing autism related behavior in play therapy sessions.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
6 CE hrs. This training is appropriate for: Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, and School Counselors, students pursing a mental health degree or license, and any other mental health professional. This training is approved for 6 CE Hrs by the Association for Play Therapy and IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).

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 the training online through the Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Online Training Site. Click the link below to read more about the online training process and to register for the training. If you have any questions please let us know.
Price: $95.00
Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges Training Information and Registration

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) Define what is meant by sensory processing issues and how these issues can present in play therapy sessions.
2) Identify several play therapy interventions that can be used to address sensory processing challenges.
3) Describe the eight sensory processing areas, causes of sensory challenges, and screening processes.
4) Outline a sensory play therapy diet to help children with sensory struggles.
5) Identify how to make their play therapy room and offices sensory friendly.
6) Conceptualize the foundations of using play therapy with sensory challenges.
7) Define hyper and hypo responses in regard to sensory processing.
8) Explain 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, School Counselors, and students pursuing a mental health degree. 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, ACAS
CE Hrs: 6 non-contact online/home study
Participants complete the training online through the Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Online Training Site. Click the link below to read more about the online training process and to register for the training. If you have any questions please let us know.
Price: $75.00
Creative Play Therapy Interventions in the Supervision Process Information and Registration

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 online training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete exercises. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain supervision CE Hours, and enhance your supervisory skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Explain 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) Identify 10 play therapy interventions to use for case consultation and 10 play therapy interventions to use for supervisee professional growth.
5) Outline 10 exercises designed to enhance the participants supervisory skills.
6) Describe how play therapy supervision might look differently than traditional supervision.

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, ACAS
CE Hrs: 3 non-contact/correspondence
Participants complete the training online through the Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Online Training Site. Click the link below to read more about the online training process and to register for the training. If you have any questions please let us know.
Price: $55.00
Play Therapy Supervision: Addressing Parent and Caregiver Issues Information and Registration

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. Complete this informative and interactive online/home study 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) Explain at least 2 resources or tools the supervisor can share in supervision for working with parents/caregivers in play therapy.
3) Identify 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.

A Look At A Book: Integrating Bibliotherapy and Play Therapy

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs: 6 non-contact online/home study
Participants complete the training online through the Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Online Training Site. Click the link below to read more about the online training process and to register for the training. If you have any questions please let us know.
Price: $75.00
A Look at a Book: Integrating Play Therapy and Bibliotherapy Training

Description:
This training covers the integration of play therapy and bibliotherapy. The approach of bibliotherapy is defined and the history, research, and credentialing processes of bibliotherapy are covered. The integration of using bibliotherapy in play therapy is addressed – what is meant by an integrative model. Considerations for incorporating bibliotherapy and play therapy are presented along with therapeutic play therapy goals with bibliotherapy. Special considerations and limitations are also explored. Case examples are reviewed and several play therapy and bibliotherapy integrated interventions are presented. This training is completed online and through home study but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete play therapy interventions. Register today and complete this informative and interactive training at your own pace, gain CE Hours, and enhance your therapy skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Conceptualize 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) Explain case examples integrating play therapy and bibliotherapy.
6) Identify 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, ACAS
CE Hrs: 6 non-contact online/home study
Participants complete the training online through the Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Online Training Site. Click the link below to read more about the online training process and to register for the training. If you have any questions please let us know.
Price: $75.00
Using Play Therapy with Adult Clients: Individuals, Couples, and Groups Information and Registration

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) Explain how to introduce play therapy to adult clients.
3) Identify hesitation issues and how to address hesitation issues that adults may have in participating in play therapy.
4) Outline about the V.I.P. Play Therapy Model in working with adult clients.
5) Describe case examples of play therapy interventions used with adult clients.
6) Identify 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.

Using Board Games in Play Therapy

Instructor: Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
CE Hrs: 6 non-contact online/home study
Participants complete the training online through the Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Online Training Site. Click the link below to read more about the online training process and to register for the training. If you have any questions please let us know.
Price: $75.00
Using Board Games in Play Therapy Information and Registration

Description:
This training focuses on using board games (traditional, therapeutic, therapist created, and tablet games) in play therapy. Typical uses, considerations, and skill gains will be covered. Ways to incorporate board games to align with treatment goals will be presented. Several popular board games will be discussed with examples of modification for a more therapeutic experience. Video clip examples will be presented and experiential exercises provided. 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) Define at least four common uses for board games in play therapy.
2) Explain special considerations when using board games in play therapy.
3) Identify different categories of board games including traditional, therapeutic, therapist created, and tablet games.
4) Define at least five ways to modify traditional board games in ways that are more therapeutic and address play therapy treatment goals.
5) List at least 10 board game interventions to use in pay therapy.
6) Explain special considerations when using tablets in play therapy sessions.

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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