IAPT is pleased to present these upcoming Play Therapy Trainings! Check back for more info on later trainings.

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.

Expanding Expression: Utilization of Art-Based Interventions in Play Therapy

Saturday, April 17, 1:00-4:00 CDT

(Virtual Event)

Online Registration: https://iowaassociationforplaytherapy.regfox.com/expandingexpression

Presented by the Iowa Play Therapy Association & Iowa Art Therapy Association

Join us for this three hour exploration into the use of art-based interventions as tools for enhancing play therapy! Madi Musson, ATR-BC, LMFT and Kim Feeney, LISW, RPT-S share their clinical expertise in the application of expressive arts approaches, including the use of art in play therapy to support individuals, relationships, families, and groups. Culturally-affirming, trauma-sensitive, and healing centered engagement strategies will be applied to real life case examples to assist in providing best-practice treatment. The Expressive Therapies Continuum will be applied to modern brain-wise approaches including the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Sensorimotor Expressive Art Therapies, Polyvagal Theory, and more. Musson will share ART, an integrative expressive art therapies framework that can be ethically utilized by all to enhance current treatment methods.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn and apply art therapy and expressive arts concepts to play therapy frameworks.
  2. Participants will learn and identify ways to implement the Expressive Art Therapies Continuum, including play therapy, into their clinical applications with individuals, relationships/families, and groups.
  3. Participants will learn and identify ways to implement trauma-informed approaches, including play therapy and expressive arts, into their clinical applications with individuals, relationships/families, and groups.
  4. Participants will learn and implement somatic-based approaches in treating mental health concerns, including the utilization of polyvagal and sensorimotor-informed expressive play and art therapies.

Madison Musson, ATR-BC, LMFT (she/they)

Creatively Thriving, LLC

Madison (Madi) Musson is a board certified art therapist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified EMDR clinician. Madi has over ten years of clinical experience in supporting children, teens, families, and communities through the use of art therapy and other trauma-focused treatment modalities. Madi currently serves as President of the Iowa Art Therapy Association. Creatively Thriving, LLC is home to Madi’s private clinical practice, where she provides masters-level practicum and internship opportunities while supporting clients with adverse life experiences such as loss, grief, and complex trauma. Madi is passionate about supporting marginalized populations, including those identifying as BIPOC, gender diverse, or sexually diverse

Kim Feeney, LISW, RPT-S (she/her/hers)

Butterfly Beginnings Counseling

Kim has been practicing play therapy for ten years. She has experience working with children and families in agency, private practice and school settings. She specializes in clients with trauma, anxiety, and life transitions. Kim has a group private practice, Butterfly Beginnings Counseling in Davenport, IA. Kim is a certified Adlerian Play Therapy consultant with LEAPT.

Credentialing Q&A

Monday, May 17th 2021 11:00 AM-1:00 PM CST

Join by Zoom Link: us02web.zoom.us

Do you have questions regarding how to navigate the new guidelines for credentialing? Struggling how to lead a supervisee through the process? Join IAPT and APT credentialing coordinator, Claudia Vega, on zoom for a Credentialing Q&A session Monday, May 17 at 11 am. During this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to have all your questions answered to feel confident navigating the new process. NO PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED! (We are unable to offer CEs for this event.)

2021 Annual Conference

September 8-10, 2021

Presenter: Rise VanFleet

Thursday Topic: The Secret Ingredient to Long-lasting Play Therapy Results: Family Approaches to Play Therapy

Friday Topic: Play-Based Interventions for Children and Families with Trauma and Attachment Challenges

Wednesday Night Supervision Workshop: Stay tuned…

Registration opens May 17.

Previous Annual Conferences

2020 Annual Conference:

  • Jungian Analytical Play Therapy: A Deeper Understanding of Children’s Play, presented by J.P. Lilly (September 10 & 11, 2020)
  • Ethics & Other Expectations of Play Therapist, presented by Dr. Kristin Meany-Walen (Sept. 9, 2020)

2019 Annual Conference:

  • A Relationally Sensitive Neurobiological Approach to Play Therapy, presented by Dr. Rick Gaskill (September 12 & 13, 2019)
  • Supervision in Play Therapy: Integrating Therapist Wellness, presented by Dr. Kristin Meany-Walen (September 11, 2019)

2018 Annual Conference:

  • Play Therapy with Teens & Tweens: Individual & Family Interventions, presented by Dr. Jeff Ashby (September 13, 2018)
  • Play Therapy with Angry & Aggressive Clients, presented by Dr. Jeff Ashby (September 14, 2018)
  • The Ethics of Play Therapy in a Changing World, presented by Dr. Jeff Ashby (September 12, 2018)

2017 Annual Conference:

  • Expressive Arts and Play Therapy Strategies for Adolescents, presented by Dr. Kara Holt (September 14, 2017)
  • Healing Rational Trauma & Attachments Through Humanistic Play Therapy, presented by Dr. Kara Holt (September 15, 2017)
  • The Journey Within: Play Therapy & Expressive Art Strategies for Counseling Supervision (September 13, 2017)

2016 Annual Conference:

  • Innovative Evidence-Based Interventions for Traumatized Children, presented by Liana Lowenstein (September 22, 2016)
  • Creative Family Therapy Techniques, presented by Liana Lowenstein (September 23, 2016)
  • Ethics for Play Therapists, presented by Dr. Kristin Meany-Walen (September 21, 2016)

Previous Trainings