Why Play? An introduction to the use of the therapeutic powers of play!


    Plato is quoted as saying, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation”, and Scarfe is quoted as saying, “The highest form of research is essentially play.” Play therapy is an important modality for mental health professionals since it uses a child’s natural medium to help them process and overcome many of life’s challenges. Learning how to use play therapy appropriately and in what circumstances it is recommended is the goal of this workshop. This workshop is for mental health professionals who have heard about play therapy, but don’t know what it is or why it would be recommended. We will cover the background of what play therapy is and what it takes to be effective in using play therapy in your clinical practice.

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    Date, Time, and Location

    This workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 26 from 7pm – 9pm!

    Quest Behavioral Health in Rupert Idaho is hosting this workshop. The seminar will take place in their office located at:


    707 F Street

    Rupert, ID 83350.


    This training is for psychologists, social workers, counselors, school counselors, psychiatrists, family therapists, and other experienced professionals who work with children and families (CE credits can only be awarded to mental health professionals). In order to ensure quality education, each training will be capped at 25 participants, with a minimum of 10 participants. If the training fills up, your name/registration will be added to a waitlist in case there are any cancellations.


    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of the presentation participants will:

    • Be able to accurately describe what play therapy is,
    • Be able to explain when play therapy is an effective modality to use, &
    • Be able to identify the difference between using play and being a play

    Registration Fees

    Total registration fee is $40. This includes 2 hours of Contact CE’s for the Association for Play Therapy. Price breakdown is as follows: 

    • Group Registration (minimum of four or more) – $30/person
    • Early Bird Individual Registration (before May 16, 2021) – $30
    • Early Bird Group Registration (for groups of four or more, before May 16, 2021) – $20/person

    Cancellation Policy

    20% of the registration fee is nonrefundable. Registrations are on a firstcome- first-served basis. Fees include 2 hours of training, handouts, and CE certificate for 2 Contact APT CE’s. Written cancellations received 4+ weeks prior to the training will receive the balance of the fees refunded. Cancellations received within 4 weeks of the training will forfeit a total of 60% of registration fees, with the remainder being refunded. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be given within the final week leading up to the training. In the unlikely event that the training is cancelled by the presenter, a full refund will be provided, or credit will be applied toward future or recorded training’s; whichever the registrant chooses.


    APT Approved Provider 18-537