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Avila Beach Community Center 
191 San Miguel St.
Avila Beach, CA 93424

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California Association for Play Therapy 
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2019 Northern California
Regional Play Therapy Conference 


Earn up to 12 CE's!
Lunch is included

FRIDAY Schedule*
8:30am - 9:00am.............REGISTRATION
9:00am - 10:30am...........WORKSHOP
10:30am - 10:45am.........BREAK
10:45am - 12:15pm.........WORKSHOP, continued
12:15pm - 1:20pm...........LUNCH (OPTIONAL YOGA 12:40-1:10)
1:20pm - 1:30 pm............RAFFLE
1:30pm - 3:00 pm............WORKSHOP, continued
3:00 pm - 3:15pm............BREAK
3:15pm - 4:45pm.............WORKSHOP, continued
4:45pm - 5:00pm.............SIGN OUT

SATURDAY Schedule*
8:30am - 9:00am............REGISTRATION
9:00am - 10:30am..........WORKSHOP
10:30am - 10:45am........BREAK
10:45am - 12:15pm........WORKSHOP, continued
12:15pm - 1:20pm..........LUNCH (OPTIONAL GROUP PHOTO on the beach at 1:00)
1:20pm - 1:30 pm...........RAFFLE
1:30pm - 3:00 pm...........WORKSHOP, continued
3:00 pm - 3:15pm...........BREAK
3:15pm - 4:45pm............WORKSHOP, continued
4:45pm - 5:00pm............SIGN OUT

*For complete schedule breakdown by topic, please contact event coordinator. 


FRIDAY, June 28

PRACTICE Play: Using play therapy in TF-CBT and other trauma informed models
Presenter: Holly Willard, LCSW, RPT-S
Workshop Description 
As play therapists, we need to be equipped and confident in dealing with trauma. Therapists have to be willing to go to the “dark places” with our clients, so they are not left alone in their suffering. Using the curative powers inherent in play therapy, we can help clients to heal and thrive. TF-CBT is an evidence based treatment model designed to help children, adolescents and their caregivers after trauma. The combination of play therapy and TF-CBT allows for clients to benefit from both models in a playful and supportive environment.


All Aboard the Play Therapy Express! Using Expressive Arts in Play Therapy
Presenter: Holly Willard, LCSW, RPT-S

Workshop Description

The use of expressive arts in play therapy allows children and teens to explore and communicate emotions they are not able to verbalize. Expressive arts enable clients to be creative and imaginative, bringing awareness to the surface and awakening their inherent power to heal. The training will introduce numerous interventions that can be used in a variety of settings: individual, family, and group. Interventions will be taught using experiential and interactive methods, and participants in this hands-on training will be immersed in the creative process.

  • SUPER EARLY BIRD: $200.00
  • $220.00 after Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • $260.00 after Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • EARLY BIRD: $140.00
  • $160.00 after Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • SUPER EARLY BIRD: $260.00
  • $280.00 after Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • $320.00 after Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • EARLY BIRD: $170.00
  • $190.00 after Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • SUPER EARLY BIRD: $200.00
  • $220.00 after Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • $260.00 after Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • EARLY BIRD: $140
  • $160.00 after Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • EARLY BIRD: $250
  • $290.00 after Saturday, May 11, 2019

Presenter Biography

Holly Willard LCSW, RPT-S is the owner of Grandview Family Counseling, a private practice in Bountiful, Utah. Holly completed her Masters in Social Work from the University of Utah in 2000 and received her LCSW in 2002. Since that time, she has worked in various clinical settings from school counseling & residential care, to foster-care, outpatient clinics and private practice. Holly has extensive background working with children, teens and families. She was an adjunct professor at University of Utah and Westminster College and is a contributor to local television news and radio. A Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Holly presents nationally on play therapy topics, serves as the past president on the Utah Play Therapy Board. She is also certified in TF-CBT and EMDR trained.


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Conference Information
Instructional Level: Intermediate

Audience Pre-Requisites: A working knowledge of the fundamental principles of play therapy, play therapy theory, and child development. 

For complete presenter biographies, learning objectives, activity schedule or additional information regarding the conference please contact: calapt@calplaytherapy.org

Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, School Counselors, Psychologists, Students, and Interns.

Ticket Information
Member discount applies to active APT members ONLY! Membership Status will be verified. Membership discount can not be transferred,shared,or gifted to a non-member.

Boxed lunch will be provided for each day of paid registration. 

Student rate for those currently enrolled in school. Lunch Included. Proof of University enrollment may be requested.

Groups of 3 or more persons may receive $10 off the registration fees if registered online two weeks before the workshop.Registrations must be submitted together. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY 06/18/19 OR REGISTRATION WILL BE CANCELLED 

Continuing Education
This workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit  per day for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs  and LPCC's.  The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider # 00-094). The California Association for Play Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychologists may receive 6 hours of continuing education credit for this workshop.The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes APA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs, MFTs and LPCCs The California Association for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.

Cancellations & Refunds
Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the CALAPT, P.O. Box 12404, Newport Beach, CA 92658 or by email: calapt@calplaytherapy.org.

Requests must be postmarked two weeks prior to workshop date in order to receive refund. There is a $25.00 administrative fee for refunds. No refunds for cancellations after the deadline.  There are no price breaks for partial attendance.

APT Membership Information
Contact www.a4pt.org or info@a4pt.org

The opinions expressed by presenters at the CALAPT events do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CALAPT Board of Directors or its membership. CALAPT reserves the right to make changes to the conference schedule, speakers and presentation, if this becomes necessary.
If you have a disability and need accommodations per ADA/504, please provide notification 2 weeks prior to workshop date