Workshops coming soon!

During the annual conference, members shared with the board, different topics that they would like to see presented as the bigger workshops in 2014-2015.    During July's Vision Casting meeting, the board counted up the votes and are using the top 5 suggestions given.   If you have suggestions or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact our board President, Kate Weir. 

Here at the workshops that members voted on:  Sandtray, Art Therapy, Interventions for clients who are dysregulated, the "nuts and bolts" of play therapy, and a workshop related to legal issues, and court dymanics.  

As members know, throughout the year, we rotate through areas of the state, giving each part of the state the opportunity to have a workshop close to home.  

Here's the plan at this point: 

Topic: Using Sandtray in Play Therapy 

Date: September 27, 9:00-4:00

Location: Springfield:  The Library Center

Presenters: Ann Thomas

 Registration Below


Art Therapy Techniques 

Date: December

Location: St. Louis

Presenters: Renee & Clarissa 

Interventions for Dysregulation

Date: Jan  

Location: Columbia

Presenter: Robert Jason Grant

Nuts and Bolts;  Court 

Date: April 

Location: Kansas City 

Topic: 1/2 day “nuts & bolts”  (Morning)
Topic: 1/2 day Testimony (Afternoon)

Presenters: TBA 

Topic: Using Sandtray in Play Therapy 

September 27th, 2014  
Registration:  is at 8:30     
Workshop:  9am-4pm

Presented by Ann Thomas, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S who has spent the last 20 years working with children who have experienced trauma. 

This experiential workshop will introduce the use of Sandtray Therapy as a play therapy technique to utilize with children, teens and adults.   Each participant will create their own sandtray and experience the power of this modality!  

This workshop will explain how to create the optimal, multicultural sandtray collection, and how to conduct and process a client client centered standtray session.  

Before leaving, participants will have a broader understanding of when to utilize this technique in the treatment process and who it will most effectively benefit.   Come have fun playing in the sand!


The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave Springfield, MO 65180

Early bird (Member) until 9/25            $110
Early bird (Non-Member) until 9/25      $130
On site (Member)                              $125
On site (Non Member)                       $145
Student Rate:                                     $90 (With transcript or letter from professor)
(Student rate: please pay on site)


September 2014 Workshop

Cancellation policy: A credit will be given for the amount paid to MAPT if registration is cancelled prior to the day of the conference. No refunds will be given.