IAPT will occasionally update this page with future training sessions we feel our members and their colleagues would be interested in.  If you would like one of your organizations training sessions hosted on our site, please contact us at board@iowaa4pt.org .

All Continuing Education training sessions must be…

APT Approved Provider #02-118

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.


Integrative Counseling Solutions

March 15 &16th Kristen Meany-Whalen, Ph.D, LMHC, RPT-S Adlerian Play Therapy Trainings Part II & Part III
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Club Room Mills Civic Hy-Vee West Des Moines, IA
April 13th Cindy Schloss Calhoun Treating Attachment Injuries in Play Therapy Mid-Iowa Council, BSA

Please call our offices to see if services are offered in your area:

Adlerian Play Therapy Training Part II & Part III


Kristen Meany-Walen, PhD., LMHC, RPT-S

Adlerian Play Therapy: Applications

March 15 & 16, 2018

Club Room
at Mills Civic Hy-Vee 555 S 51 St
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Suggested text to be purchased in advance:

“Evidence Based Treatment Protocol” by Kris n Meany- Walen. Please read chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10 before the session and will count toward your non-contact hours.

Adlerian play therapy is an adventurous and engaging approach to use with children, building on the exper se of Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology. It facilitates prosocial parent-child interac ons and an explora on into the forces in uencing maladap ve behaviors. In Adlerian play therapy, clients will explore and gain insight into their faulty beliefs and a tudes, goals in uencing behavior, and learn strategies to enact change through play and various counseling techniques, such as asser veness training and modeling..


After the presentation, partcipants will be able to:

  1. Describe skills used in Adlerian play therapy;
  2. Describe the four phases of Adlerian play therapy;
  3. Describe the conceptualiza on process of Adlerian play therapy;
  4. Tailor interven ons based on Adlerian play therapy principles,
  5. Describe the role of parent/teacher consulta on in Adlerian play therapy.

To Register : https://www.integrativecs.net/events-training.php

Treating Attachment Injuries in Play Therapy


“Play therapy, a modality of child therapy is a powerful tool for addressing cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Play therapeutically helps children process their experience and develop more effective strategies for managing their worlds. Play is a natural process that supports building trust and mastery experiences.” Association for Play Therapy
This workshop will blend well known theories regarding attachment and play therapy in a balanced approach to learning that includes fun, experiential and sensory based activities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will gain understanding of Reactive Attachment Disorder and DSM-5 categories.
  2. Participants will be able to identify healthy child developmental “ages and stages,” attachment formation, permanency, constancy, and how they make up sense of self and how to explore this in play therapy.
  3. Participants will learn how brain activity and relationships are impacted by trauma and how to support brain integration through development of healthy attachment between child and care-giver in play therapy and sensory based activities.
  4. Participants will learn therapeutic interventions that are attachment and play therapy focused and can be used with children and parents to address unmet needs of both the children and the parent.
  5. Participants will be able to identify common behaviors of children with attachment deficits and how to address them in individual and family play therapy.
  6. Participants will gain understanding and insight to their own beliefs and approaches and how the development of their own “therapeutic house” supports growth both in themselves and those they serve.




Cindy Schloss Calhoun, LISW, RPT-S

CE Hours: 6

Start Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
End Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Training Location
6123 Scout Trail
Des Moines, IA 50321 US
Approved Provider Information

Name: Integrative Counseling Solutions
Number: 17-506


Tanger Place Training Center


Tanager Place Center for Play Therapy opened in October 2016. The Center provides workshops for individuals seeking play therapy education and training. The Tanager Place Center for Play Therapy is an approved provider through the Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider #16-457).

We offer introductory and advanced trainings. Attendees must be at a therapist level or enrolled in a Masters level program.




January 12th, 2018

Tonya Hotchkin & Abby Seyfer

Fostering Connection through Family Play Therapy

January 26th, 2018

Tonya Hotchkin

Child Development Essentials in Play Therapy

February 16th, 2018

Lindsey Swales & Andrew Beer

Play Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Spectrum

March 23rd, 2018

Tonya Hotchkin

The Use of Self in Play Therapy

April 13th, 2018

Lindsey Swales

Play Therapy and Court Testimony

May 4th, 2018

Tonya Hotchkin

Fostering Resilience for Children of Trauma through the use of Play Therapy

June 22nd, 2018

Jennifer Null

Compassion Resilience for the Play Therapist

July 20th, 2018

Abby Seyfer

Creating Safe Spaces through Mindfulness in Play Therapy

August 17th, 2018

School Based Team

Linking School and Play Therapy for Client Success across Environments

September 21st, 2018

Lindsey Swales & Jennifer Null

Adlerian Play Therapy

October 19th, 2018

Tonya Hotchkin

The use of Sand Tray in Play Therapy

November 14th, 2018

Jennifer Null

Overcoming Barriers to Family Engagement in Play Therapy

December 12th, 2018

Tonya Hotchkin

The Use of Expressive Arts in Play Therapy