Upcoming Regional Workshops For 2015-2016

Upcoming Workshops For 2015-2016

  • October 24th
    • Topic: Benefits of Play Therapy with LGBTQ+ youth and families
    • Time: 9am-4pm
    • Address: Kansas City, MO - Truman Medical Centers - Healing Canvas 300 West 19th Terrace  Kansas City, MO 
    • Presenter: Linda Thomas, LCSW, RPT and Katie Brammer, MS, PLPC, CAS
  • December 5th
    • Intro to Play Therapy
    • Address: Cape Girardeau
    • Presenter:  Katie Clayton, Jennie Wilson

  • December 12th
    • Testifying and Play Therapy
    • Address: Columbia
    • Presenter: 

  • January
    • Topic: Benefits of Play Therapy with LGBTQ+ youth and families
    • Address: Springfield
    • Presenter: TBA

  • March/ April 
    • Topic: Dance and movement therapy through play therapy
    • Address: Springfield 
    • Presenter: Erin Golden 


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.  


FAQ: How do you decide who your presenters are?  
ANSWER:  Yearly, during the annual conference, members write in local, possible Missouri APT member professionals that they would like to that they would like to hear present topics that they specialize in.  Also, if you know a professional, in our state, who specializes in a particular niche, please communicate that to your area reps or your board president, so that they could determine whether or not that person would be a good fit. 

Register For Next Workshop: Nuts & Bolts of Play Therapy (Morning Session) And Therapist Self-Care (Afternoon Session)

8/1   9:00am-4pm  (Registration at 8:30)

 1200 Fair Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS



1/2 Day (A.M. OR P.M.)

Early Bird Member:   $55

Early Bird Non-Member: $65

On-Site Member: $62.50

On-Site Non-Member: $72.50

Student: $45 *with transcript or letter from professor

Full Day (A.M. AND P.M.)

Early Bird Member: $110

Early Bird Non-Member: $130

On-Site Member: $125

On-Site Non-Member: $145

Student $90 *with transcript or letter from professor

Our location is near Crown Plaza

-- Students must provide a transcript or letter from professor can be e-mailed in advance.
-- "Student" means either enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program


Morning Session 9-12 (3 CEUs)

Afternoon Session 1-4 (3 CEUs)

All Day 9-4 (6 CEUs)

Special note

This workshop is CAPPED at 100 participants, due to space.  


Learning Objectives


Nuts & Bolts of Play Therapy

Participants will learn a technique for conducting play therapy intakes and parent sessions. 

Participants will learn techniques for documenting play therapy sessions. 

Participants will discuss treatment planning and learn ways to incorporate treatment planning into play therapy sessions. 


Mindfulness in Play Therapy to Promote Therapist Self-Care

Participants will learn what mindfulness is and experience mindful mediatation to be applied as a self care technique for play therapists. 

Participants will learn why mindfulness is important both in daily life and in the play therapy room. 

Participants will directly engage in mindful interventions which can be brought into the play room and will promote therapist self care. 

Presenter Bio

Tracy is the owner of KS Counseling in Saint Charles, Missouri.   She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Thearpist-Supervisor.  Tracy is also a Certified AutPlay Therapist and Certified Autism Specialist.  She has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and young adults. 

Tracy has been in private practice since 2009. Prior to working in private practice, she worked as a high school teacher and an elementary school counselor.  She currently conducts workshops focusing on mindfulness in play therapy and is in the process of writing a book for therapists.  

Tracy received a BA in Elementary Education (grades K-8) from UM-Saint Louis.  She received her MA in School & Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University.  She has been licensed by the state of Missouri since 2005, and has been a Registered Play Therapist since 2007.   She is currently a member of Association for Play Therapy (APT) and the American Counseling Association (ACA).   




To register by mail please send checks to: 


2650 Barnes Ave Apt. B6  

Springfield, MO 65803 


With questions about registration, please email




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.

Register for October 2015 Workshop: Benefits of Play Therapy with LGBTQ+ youth and families