18th Annual OAPT Conference

Terry Kottman, Ph.D., NCC, RPT-S, LMHC

Using Body-Centered Techniques in Play Therapy with Traumatized Clients

April 5 & 6, 2018
Xenos Christian Fellowship
Café Auditorium
1394 Community Park Drive Columbus, Ohio 43229

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Ohio APT Events

National Play Therapy Week 

February 4th-10th

National Play Therapy Week starts February 4th through the 10th. This is a time to highlight and promote the importance of play therapy, credentialed play therapists, and the Association for Play Therapy.

Ideas for promoting National Play Therapy Week in Your Community:

  • Send out news release to your local paper announcing National Play Therapy week activities in your community.
  • Share these YouTube videos: “Play Therapy Works”, “Introducing Andrew”, or “Meet Andres” (Spanish) with family, friends, and colleagues via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media including your local media.
  • Share your photo on social media using the signs “I Use Play Therapy Because..” and “I Am a Registered Play Therapist Because..“.
  • Contribute to the Foundation for Play Therapy by making a tax-exempt charitable contribution toward funding research initiatives.  Show your support by purchasing products like a car magnet “Play Therapy Works” or “My Work is Child’s Play” or white boards – proceeds go directly to the Foundation.
  • Arrange for you or a colleague to be interviewed by a local paper or station, highlighting your work as a play therapist.
  • Offer to present a workshop on play therapy at your place of employment.
  • Contact other play therapy colleagues in your area about offering a workshop or seminar open to the public.
  • Order and distribute FREE “Why Play Therapy” brochures (English or Spanish) from the APT Store.
  • Share APT’s Parents Corner with your clients. This page serves as a great resource for introducing play therapy and child mental health to parents and caregivers.

OAPT wants to hear how you’re celebrating National Play Therapy Week.  If you have a planned event or program promoting play therapy please send a brief summary of your event to oaptcommunications@aol.com for entry in our quarterly newsletter.

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