Instructor: Dr. Patricia Gilbaugh, Ph.D., LISW, RPT-S, CAS
This is a two-day intensive training that combines Level I and Level II Certification requirements. This training focuses on teaching the AutPlay Therapy treatment approach, a Play Therapy and Behavioral Therapy-based approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other developmental disabilities. An overview of autism and other developmental disorders will be presented. The tenants of AutPlay Therapy will be presented including the four component areas of AutPlay and the sequence/phases of treatment. Parent training, group work, and research will be highlighted. Intake and assessment protocols will be presented with case examples. AutPlay foundations of Play Therapy and Behavioral Therapy will be covered and several directive Play Therapy techniques will be demonstrated. Experiential case conceptualization and treatment planning will be presented. Established play-based autism treatments will be reviewed as well as current play therapy approaches that have been effective in treating autism and other developmental disabilities.
This training is approved for 16 CE hours applicable to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Association for Play Therapy (APT), and Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate (IBCCES). Attendees wishing to receive NBCC, APT, or IBCCES continuing education hours must meet the guidelines established by these organizations. This training is relevant for Registered Pay Therapists, Licensed Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, School Counselors, Certified Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals. APT Provider Number: 13-348.