Upcoming Regional Workshops For 2014-2015

1.  Art Therapy Techniques in Play Therapy

Date: 12/6/14
Time: 9:30-4:30
Location: St. Louis (Specific Location TBA)
Presenters: Clarissa Greguska & Renee Tate

Important note:   Can only accommodate 
25 participants 

Registration Below

2. Interventions for Dysregulation in Play Therapy

Date: 1/31/15
Location: Central Area (Specific Location TBA)
Presenter: Dr. Robert Jason Grant

3. Nuts & Bolts of Play Therapy (Morning Session) 
And Therapist Self-Care (Afternoon Session) 

Date: 4/11/14
Location: Kansas City Area (Specific Location TBA)
Presenter: Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS


FAQ:  How are workshop topics decided?  
ANSWER:  Yearly, during the annual conference, members write in what topics that they would like to see presented as the bigger workshops in the upcoming year.  

FAQ:  How are workshop locations decided?  
ANSWER:  Our state board rotates the workshops through areas of the state, giving each part of the state the opportunity to have a workshop close to home.  

Next Workshop: Art Therapy Techniques in Play therapy

Date and Times: 
December 6th, 2014  
Registration:  is at 9:00     
Workshop:  9:30--4:30pm

Presented by Clarissa Greguska & Renee Tate

This experiential workshop will introduce the use of Art Therapy as a play therapy technique to utilize with children, teens and adults.   Each participant will have the opportunity to practice techniques and experience the power of this modality!  

Saint Louis Metro Area (TBA)

Early bird (Member) until 11/22           $120
Early bird (Non-Member) until 11/22    $140
On site (Member)                              $135
On site (Non Member)                       $155
Student Rate:                                   $90 

-- Students must provide a transcript or letter from professor
-- Students please pay on site.

Registration fee includes supplies and materials fee for hands-on art therapy projects which participants will be bringing home.

CEUs: 6

Special note: 
MAPT can only accomodate 25 participants in order to ensure a quality workshop and work space.  Please register early! 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will learn about the basic tenets of art therapy practice and how art therapy connects to different aspects of play therapy. 
  2. Participants will practice 3-5 art therapy applications appropriate for a play therapy enviornment. 
  3. Participants will be exposed to 5-7 different art materials and how to use and adapt the materials in ways to enhance the multi-cultural competency of the play therapist. 
  4. Participants will learn about material saftey considerations when implementing different art directives with play therapy clients.  
  5. Participants will begin developing the awareness, knowledge, and skills to process and discuss client artwork in a therapeutic and productive manner with play therapy clients.

Presenter Bios: 

Renée S. D. Tate, MA, PLPC

Renée Tate graduated with her bachelors of science in Psychology with a minor in Art and her masters of arts in Art Therapy Counseling from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She currently holds her PLPC in Missouri and is working toward attaining her professional counseling licensure, becoming a registered board-certified art therapist, and a registered play therapist. Renée currently works at Children’s Home Society of Missouri with children and adolescents who have been adopted or who reside in foster care. She uses art and play therapy techniques to counteract developmental trauma, work on interpersonal issues, social skills, and much more. Renée also provides group art therapy sessions at East St. Louis Health District Kaleidoscope Youth Center for clients 18-24 years old who identify as LGBT. She is especially passionate about social justice issues, trauma informed practices, and working with urban youth. Renée enjoys making mixed media textiles art pieces and using art for self-care.     

Clarissa L. Greguska, MA

Clarissa earned her bachelors of science in Art Therapy and Psychology from Edgewood College of Madison WI. In 2011, she came to the St. Louis area to take advantage of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s master of arts program in Art Therapy and Counseling and their many clinical practicum opportunities. Her first exposure to play therapy occurred while working as an art enrichment facilitator at Belleville Head Start that included bringing the children’s artistic metaphors to life via play and storytelling. Clarissa currently works at St. Vincent Home for Children as an art therapist providing group art therapy, individual, family and in-home therapy sessions. Clarissa is also working towards her RPT, Registered Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), and Provisional Professional Counselor (PLPC) licensure. Clarissa loves drawing and painting, being physically active (she just completed her first half marathon), and community art making.










December 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.