2022 Annual Conference

September 21-23, 2022

Marriott Cedar Rapids

1200 Collins Road, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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IAPT Fall Conference-Thursday & Friday Full-Day Presentations

IAPT is pleased to welcome Dr. Sue Bratton, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, as our presenter for our 2022 Annual Fall Conference. Dr. Bratton will be offering two separate workshops on Thursday and Friday. Participants are able to register for one or both days.

  • Thursday, September 22: Play Therapy for Children with a History of Trauma/Attachment Difficulties: An Integrative, Systemic Approach
  • Friday, September 23: Expressive Arts in Play Therapy Across the Lifespan: Therapeutic Use of Symbol, Image, & Metaphor

More information on the Thursday and Friday presentations can be found here.

IAPT Fall Conference-Wednesday Workshop

IAPT offers a Wednesday night workshop (5:00-8:00 p.m.) before our annual conference, offering Supervision (odd years) and Ethics (even years) on an alternating basis.

IAPT is pleased to welcome Kate Haberman, LISW, MFT, RPT-S, as our presenter for our 2022 Fall Conference Wednesday Ethics Workshop, entitled: Exploring our Ethical Responsibility When Working with the Court System.

More information on the Wednesday Night Workshop can be found here.

Conference Registration Fees

We offer online registration only. Register Here!

RegistrationAPT MemberNonmemberStudent
Both Full Days$250$290$70
Thursday Only$160$190$35
Friday Only$160$190$35
Wed. Workshop+$80+$95+$20

Conference Schedule

Thursday Agenda
8:00-8:30Registration
8:30-10:00Presentation
10:00-10:30BREAK
10:30-12:00Presentation
12:00-1:00LUNCH
1:00-2:30Presentation
2:30-3:00BREAK
3:00-4:30Presentation
4:45-5:45IAPT Board Meeting-Open to All
Friday Agenda
8:00-8:30Registration
8:30-10:00Presentation
10:00-10:15BREAK
10:15-12:00Presentation
12:00-1:15LUNCH & AWARDS CEREMONY
1:15-2:45Presentation
2:45-3:00BREAK
3:00-4:15Presentation

Additional Conference Information

  • Location: The conference will be held at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, (319) 393-6600.  The temperature of the room varies, so please bring a sweater or jacket.
  • Food: Lunch will be included in the cost of attending the full day workshops.  There will be a continental breakfast both days, along with snacks and beverages.
  • Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the Marriott for $124 + tax per night.  You may make your reservation by calling (888) 236-2427 and indicating that you are attending the Iowa Association for Play Therapy Conference or you may reserve your room online here.  Participants are responsible for obtaining their own lodging.  Check-in: 3:00 p.m.; Check-out:  11:00 a.m.
  • Loot: Participants will be entered automatically for the prize drawings.  You MUST be present to win!
  • Handouts: Presentation handouts will made available through our conference website one week prior to the conference.
  • Purpose & Intended Audience: Full day presentations will focus on play therapy theory & techniques which play therapists, social workers, counselors, psychologists, nurses, family therapists, & child psychologists will find useful in their work with children, adolescents, and families.
  • Statement of Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Neither IAPT, nor the presenters, have any conflicts of interest to declare.
  • Non-Discrimination Statement: The Iowa Association for Play Therapy prohibits discrimination in educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The IAPT also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to training facilities.
  • Vendors & Exhibitors: IAPT is fortunate to have a number of vendors and exhibitors available during our conference.  A full list will be available on the conference website.  Be sure to check them out.
  • Raffle Benefiting Together We Achieve: In August 2020, many Iowa communities were struck by the derecho, causing significant damage and loss. Grassroots efforts sprung up to meet the needs of the community, including what has become the non-profit, Together We Achieve. Together We Achieve continues to serve the Cedar Rapids area supplying food and supplies with no qualifiers for people to receive assistance. To help their mission, IAPT will be selling raffle tickets throughout the conference for a number of donated prizes.  The raffle winners will be drawn at the last break on Friday.  Winners must be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Together We Achieve.  Check out their work here:  https://togetherweachieve.org/
  • Continuing Education Credits: Each full day presentation is approved for 6.0 contact hours for the following CE types. Please reference your particular licensure requirements to determine if the program will meet your profession’s guidelines for continuing education credits for both full day workshops. Play therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals. Certificates of attendance will be provided for a record of CE’s at no charge. We will not be providing CE certificates. 
    • APT Approved Provider 07-195 (Association for Play Therapy)
    • Self-Evaluation/Self-Report Programs (Social Work, Psychology, Etc.)
  • Photo & Video Release: As a result of your registration for the conference, you hereby consent to being photographed, videotaped, or audio-taped, by IAPT in connection with the event;  provided, however, IAPT has authority to use or reproduce such photographs, video recordings, or audio recordings for IAPT educational or promotional purposes only.  You understand that IAPT will not distribute such photographs, video recordings, or audio recordings for any other purpose without your further written consent and agreement.  Any unauthorized reproduction, dissemination, or use of video, photography, and/or audio associated with this event is strictly prohibited.
  • Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds must be made via email to board@iowaa4pt.org and received on or before  August 15.  There is a $20 administrative fee for refunds.  No refunds or cancellations will be accepted after the deadline.

Questions? Email the board at board@iowaa4pt.org