When

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 8:30 AM EDT
-to-
Friday, March 15, 2024 at 4:30 PM EDT

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Where

City Place 
112 South First Street
LaGrange, KY 40031
 

 
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Contact

Rebecca Patterson, President-Elect 
Kentucky Association for Play Therapy 
859-516-5252 
president@ky4apt.org 

31st Annual KY APT Conference with Amy Holsinger

Thursday, March 14 & Friday, March 15, 2024 

Day 1: Introduction to Adlerian Play Therapy (6 hours)

Day 2 Morning: Navigating High Conflict Custody Situations when Working with Play Therapy Clients (3 hours)

Day 2 Afternoon: The Importance of Working Collaboratively with Parents/Caregivers (3 hours)

Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks provided each day at no additional charge.

*While we take extreme cautions to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that any of our options are safe to consume for people with allergies.*

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We are proud to announce that our 2024 Conference Presentor is: 

Amy Holsinger, PhD, NCC, LPCC-S (KY), LPCC (OH), RPT-S, C-AdPT

Amy L. Holsinger, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC, RPT-S is an Assistant Professor at Lindsey Wilson College. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor in Kentucky, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapy- Supervisor, and Certified in Adlerian play therapy. Her educational experience includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Shawnee State University, Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling, and PhD with a specialization in Educational Psychology and a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development from Capella University. Her research focus was examining parenting practices in Appalachia. She was the co-owner of ABC Counseling, PLLC for more than 10 years. Currently, she volunteers a day a week at a local elementary school. Dr. Holsinger specializes in Adlerian play therapy, children and families dealing with high conflict custody cases, and children experiencing attentional and disruptive behaviors. She is certified in Adlerian play therapy by Dr. Terry Kottman, founder of Adlerian play therapy, through LEAPT as an instructor and consultant where she works to train mental health professionals online and in person in Adlerian play therapy.

Day One Topic: Introduction to Adlerian Play Therapy

Focus: In Adlerian play therapy (AdPT), therapists use the concepts of Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology to conceptualize children while using toys, art, play material, and metacommunication to connect and communicate with them. The process of co-creating a relationship with the child through play allows therapists to communicate in a way that facilitates exploration of the child’s patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. This training will explore the 4 phases of Adlerian Play Therapy and provide an overview of interventions that can be used during each phase. The Crucial Cs, Personality Priorities, and Goals of Misbehavior will be explained to inform the clinician to prepare an individually tailored treatment plan to work with children. Using a case study, the presenter will provide an illustration of AdPT in action in the playroom.

Objectives

Upon completion of this training participants will be prepared to:

1. List and describe the four stages of Adlerian play therapy.

2. Explain how to use encouragement as a play therapy skill in Adlerian play therapy.

3. List the Crucial Cs (Courage, Connect, Count, and Capable) and describe how the Crucial Csare used in Adlerian play therapy when working with children.

4. List the Personality Priorities (Comfort, Pleasing, Control, and Superiority) and explain how the Personality Priorities are used in Adlerian play therapy when working with children.

5. List the Goals of Misbehavior (Attention, Power, Revenge, Proving Inadequacy) and explain how the Goals of Misbehavior are used in Adlerian play therapy when working with children.

6. Describe 5 Adlerian play therapy interventions appropriate for helping children.

Day 1: Schedule

8:00 am BEGINNING THE DAY - Registration & Sign-In

Introduction to Adlerian Play Therapy
8:30 - 9:30 am Concepts of Individual Psychology integrated into Adlerian Play Therapy

9:30 - 10:00 am Phase 1 of AdPT
10:00 - 10:30 am Phase 2 of AdPT
10:30 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Phase 2 of AdPT continued  

12:00 - 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 - 2:00 pm Phase 3 of AdPT

2:00 - 3:00 pm Phase 4 of AdPT  
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:00 pm Case Study Illustration with Question and Answers

4:00 - 4:30 pm - Wrap up and final questions

Day 2 (First 3 hours): Navigating High Conflict Custody Situations when Working with Play Therapy Clients

Focus: This special topic training will assist play therapists working with young children and families in high conflict custody situations in the playroom. Understanding expectations and limitations of play therapists when entering court will be explored including ethical issues that can arise, the subpoena process, and witness classification. Participants will develop insight into the play therapist’s role in the court system.

Objectives

Upon completion of this training participants will be prepared to:

1. Describe a developmentally appropriate play-based way to explain confidentially to a young child who enters the playroom.

2. Describe 3 play therapy interventions to use with children involved in high conflict custody cases.

3. Explain 1 ethical issue a play therapist could face within the court system.

4. Describe how to work with family members to support the child during high conflict custody situations.

Day 2 (Last 3 hours): The Importance of Working Collaboratively with Parents/Caregivers

Focus: In this fun, interactive session, participants will be introduced to techniques to work withparents/caregivers. Participants will learn Adlerian play therapy skills and techniques for establishing relationships with parents, exploring parents' lifestyles, helping parents gain insight into their lifestyles, and reorienting and reeducating parents.  They will explore a variety of tools for teaching parents to connect with their children the Adlerian play therapy way.

Objectives

Upon completion of this training participants will be prepared to:

1. Describe the research that supports including parents/caregivers in the play therapy process.

2. Explain to parents/caregivers ways to play with their children to strengthen connection between parents/caregivers and children.

3. Demonstrate one technique for helping parents/caregiver explore their rules about parenting.

DAY 2: Schedule
8:00 AM BEGINNING THE DAY - Registration & Sign-In

Navigating High Conflict Custody Situations when Working with Play Therapy Clients

8:30 - 9:00 am Overview of play therapist’s role and court
9:00 - 9:30 am Play therapist’s expectations
9:30 - 10:00 am Play therapist’s limitations
10:00 - 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 - 10:45 am Preparing for testifying in court

10:45 - 11:15 am Testifying in court
11:15 - 11:45 am Practical ideas for working with high conflict families

11:45 am - 1:00 pm LUNCH/KY APT Business Meeting

The Importance of Working Collaboratively with Parents/Caregivers
1:00 – 2:00 pm Building relationships with parents/caregivers
2:00 - 2:30 pm Exploring lifestyles of the parent/caregiver
2:30 - 2:45 pm BREAK
2:45 - 3:15 pm Helping the parent/caregiver gain insight

3:15 - 3:45 pm Building skills with the parent/caregiver
3:45 - 4:15 pm Exploring techniques to increase connection
4:14 - 4:30 pm Conference Evaluation, Wrap-Up, and Certificates

More Information

Conference Theme


This year the theme of our conference will be Kentucky Superheroes in an effort to honor the work that each of you do daily in the lives of so many children and families.  On Friday, March 15, 2024 we will have a Superhero costume contest for the chance to win a FREE entry to the 2025 Annual Conference.  Wear your best super hero costume and join us in the fun!  

Conference Parking

Parking will be available on site at City Place near Pavilion 1.  Google Maps

On-Site Conference Vendor


Self Esteem Shop - Get 15% off your order and Use the PREORDER code  KYAPT2024 and choose free shipping at check out. Your order will be delivered at the conference MUST BE ordered by Friday, March 8th  

Everyone who preorders will also recieve 15% off everything purchased at the conference!

Raffle Baskets


We will once again have a variety of prizes and gift baskets up for raffle. Be sure to bring cash and get ready to win! Tickets will be sold as follows:

1 ticket for $2.00
3 tickets for $5.00
10 tickets for $7.00

Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: La Grange - Louisville Area NE1 

1150 Commerce Parkway
La Grange, KY

Reservation Link

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Credit: 12 contact hours are available for this event upon completion of the evaluation, and signing in and out each day.

NBCC CE's - Kentucky Association for Play Therapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5789. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Kentucky Association for Play Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Play Therapists:
KY-APT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider No. 00-081.

**Play Therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.**

Cancellation Policy

With respect to cancellations and refunds, the policy of the Kentucky Association of Play Therapy (KAPT) is as follows:

1.  If you register for an event and cancel your registration 30 or more days prior to the event, you will receive a full refund minus a $25.00 processing fee.  If you cancel 30 or more days prior to the event and wish to attend a future event, we will credit your entire registration fee toward any KYAPT event schedule in the next twelve (12) months.  If you do not register for another event in the next 12 months, you will receive a full refund minus the $25.00 processing fee.

2.  If you register for an event and cancel fewer than 30 days before the event, you may either a.) Receive a refund of 50% of the registration price or b.) Credit the entire registration price toward any KYAPT event in the next 12 months, as described in paragraph 1.

If you register for an event and do not attend, our policy is that you forfeit the registration fee unless you notify us in writing within 7 days after the event why you could not attend.  KYAPT will have the discretion to issue a refund or a credit if there is a valid excuse for missing the event (for example: sudden illness, death in the family, etc...)

3.  KYAPT reserve the right to cancel any training due to unforeseen circumstances.  If this occurs, you will be notified at the contact information you provided and automatically registered for the next available KYAPT training or if you notify us in writing at finance@kyapt.org, you may elect to receive a full refund for the training.  KYAPT's liability for cancellations is limited to the cost of the registration fee.  KYAPT is not responsible for other expenses incurred by the customer if training is cancelled.

4. National Crisis
In the event that the training / webinar is canceled due to a national crisis all enrolled and paid attendees will receive full credit toward the re-scheduled webinar. A refund will not be offered, but full credit will be given to the re-scheduled webinar. In the event an attendee cannot attend the re-scheduled webinar credit will be applied to any webinar offered within 60 days of the re-scheduled webinar. If the attendee does not attend a webinar in the 60 day period a refund and / or any other form of credit will not be issued.

Conference Event Prices

Type

Fee

Both Days Member Fee (For KAPT & APT Members-must be a member at time of registration & conference

  • $250.00 after Friday, February 2, 2024

$200.00

1 Day ONLY Member Fee (For KAPT & APT Members-must be a member at time of registration & conference

  • $150.00 after Friday, February 2, 2024

$100.00

Both Days Student Fee (Must be an APT Affiliate Member)

  • $200.00 after Friday, February 2, 2024

$150.00

1 Day ONLY Student Fee (Must be an APT Affiliate Member)

  • $125.00 after Friday, February 2, 2024

$75.00

Both Days Non-Member Fee (Join APT for $99.00 and then register as a member and save!)

  • $375.00 after Friday, February 2, 2024

$325.00

1 Day ONLY Non-Member Fee (Join APT for $99.00 and then register as a member and save!)

  • $275.00 after Friday, February 2, 2024

$225.00