IAPT is excited to present our annual one-day spring conference to provide more learning opportunities to our play therapy community.

APT Approved Provider #07-195

Approved Provider status is granted by the Association for Play Therapy; this allows registrants to earn credit at IAPT programs towards their Registered Play Therapist or Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credentials.

2023 Spring Conference

Friday, April 21st, 2023

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Convention Center

2211 South 32nd St, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Register Here!

IAPT is excited to hold our second Spring Conference. Feedback from our Fall Conference has shown a desire for a broader range of training options, which we have incorporated into this day. In order to better accommodate our members’ needs, this conference will be held in different locations around the state each year.

This one-day conference will include a morning keynote speaker and two breakout sessions in the afternoon. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of breakout session options.

Conference Schedule

8:00-8:30Registration
8:30-11:30Keynote
11:30-12:30Lunch (on your own)
12:30-2:30Breakout Session 1
2:30-2:45Break (snacks provided)
2:45-4:45Breakout Session 2

Morning Keynote:  

Boards, Complaints, and Ethics in Play Therapy: Protecting Ourselves and Our Clients

Tony Raymer, LISW, RPT-S

Description: Learn about not only the process of submitting and responding to a complaint through your licensing board, but common complaints relevant to play therapy, how we protect ourselves as play therapists, and how we prepare kids and families for their roles in accessing the therapeutic power of play.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to…

  1. Identify how to complete a complaint with the Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure.
  2. Identify at least three common scenarios seen as complaints relevant to play therapy in Iowa.
  3. Identify at least three steps you will take to protect yourself as a play therapist, your practice, and your clients.
  4. Describe the Impaired Practitioner Program in Iowa and how to access it.

Breakout Sessions:

Participants will be able to choose sessions to attend during afternoon breakout sessions.

Breakout Session 1 Descriptions can be found here.

Breakout Session 2 Descriptions can be found here.