CalAPT 2024 Northern California Conference - Sept 6 to 7

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CalAPT 2024 Northern California Conference - Sept 6 to 7

Day 1: Integrative Play Therapy for the Treatment of Childhood Abuse and Trauma AND Day 2: Trauma-Informed Play Therapy for Sexually Traumatized Children and Adolescents

The California Branch of the Association for Play Therapy Presents:

2024 CalAPT Northern California Conference

Rancho Cordova, CA

Day 1: Integrative Play Therapy for the Treatment of Childhood Abuse and Trauma

Day 2: Trauma-Informed Play Therapy for Sexually Abused Children and Adolescents

Sueanne Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor

*Up to 12 CEs, eligible for APT Contact Hours


Registration Information

Registration Cost: 

  • SINGLE DAY Conference (September 6th or 7th): $206 (Early Bird $196) - Includes Panera Lunch
  • TWO DAY Conference (September 6th and 7th): $347 (Early Bird $337) - Includes Panera Lunch

* APT Members use coupon code MEMBER2024 and remember to provide your APT member number during checkout to take advantage of your CalAPT $10 member discount! Not yet an APT member? Join here and start enjoying the discounts and other member benefits today.

* Early Bird Discount Tickets only available through July 22, 2024

Member discounts are not automatically applied and a discount code is required. Please check you have added all applicable discounts prior to completing the payment process. Refunds will not be issued for registration discounts not applied.  

Please note that your course will not automatically appear upon payment. To confirm that you are registered for your events, please refer to your invoice. Courses will be available to you one week prior to your registered events. Please email president@calplaytherapy.org for more information or questions.


 Workshop Description

Conference Day 1:

Integrative Play Therapy for the Treatment of Childhood Abuse and Trauma

Friday, September 6th 2024

9:00 am - 4:45 pm

Rancho Cordova City Hall

2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

This workshop will explore an integrative approach to using play therapy with victims of childhood abuse and trauma. Research, including findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, and literature describing trauma's impact on the brain, treatment of post-traumatic stress, and trauma-informed treatment will be reviewed. This will include a description of findings in the field of neuroscience which support the use of play therapy & other expressive interventions in the treatment of trauma and abuse for children and adolescents. The use of post-traumatic play and trauma-informed play therapy interventions will be discussed. Lecture, experiential activities, group discussions, & case examples will provide participants with a comprehensive learning experience. 

* This Day 1 workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit.

Conference Day 2:

Trauma-Informed Play Therapy for Sexually Traumatized Children and Adolescents​

Saturday, September 7th, 2024

9:00 am - 4:45 pm

Rancho Cordova City Hall

2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

This workshop will emphasize using play therapy with victims of sexual abuse and trauma. Frameworks for conceptualizing the impact of sexual abuse, treatment components from evidence-based practice models, & play therapy will be integrated to create abuse-informed assessment and interventions that are developmentally appropriate & clinically sound. This will include discussion of differences between dynamic and toxic posttraumatic play. Attendees will receive a variety of directive play therapy interventions which address core components of sexual abuse treatment including psychoeducation, emotional expression, cognitive coping, & trauma narration. Furthermore, areas of clinical need for children & adolescents who have been victims of childhood sexual abuse will be identified to delineate ways in which play therapy can be utilized to meet these needs. Cultural influences of childhood sexual abuse will be explored. Additional special considerations for play therapists working with sexually abused children and adolescents will be discussed, including self-care and scope of practice. Lecture, experiential activities, group discussions, & case examples will provide participants with a comprehensive learning experience.   

* This Day 2 workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit.

Presenter

Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor

With over 25 years of clinical experience, Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S specializes in clinical practice with abused and traumatized children. She owns a private practice and is part of her community's multidisciplinary team. Sueann is internationally recognized and has presented throughout North America, Japan, China, Jamaica, Estonia, and England. She is a contributing author to several peer-reviewed publications and has testified as an expert witness at the state and federal levels. Sueann established the mental health component of the Children's Advocacy Center in her community and served as its initial Clinical Director. Best known for her work with sexually abused children, she frequently presents at major child abuse conferences and has trained thousands of professionals. 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial and non-financial:  Sueann owns a private practice, provides clinical supervision, provides play therapy supervision, consults on clinical cases, testifies as an expert in court, publishes on play therapy, publishes on childhood sexual abuse, provides therapy to clients, and is a member of APT​. Sueann receives a speaking honorarium from CalAPT for this workshop. Sueann has no other commercial interests to disclose and no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.  


Learning Objectives

Conference Day 1 (Friday, September 6th, 2024):

After the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define integrative play therapy.
  2. Describe at least three findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study.
  3. Describe at least two ways that trauma impacts the brain.
  4. Discuss 1-2 ways play therapy & other expressive interventions are consistent with findings in the ​neurosciences.
  5. Describe at least two ways that post-traumatic play therapy interventions can be used in clinical practice with abused and ​traumatized children and adolescents.
  6. Identify a minimum of five trauma-informed play therapy interventions to use as part of treatment for abuse and trauma.

Conference Day 2 (Saturday, September 7th, 2024):

After the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify a minimum of ten play-based interventions to use in clinical practice   with sexually​ traumatized children & adolescents. 
  2. Identify the difference between dynamic and toxic post-traumatic play.
  3. Identify at least three dynamics of sexual abuse that may be utilized to underscore play therapy assessment and intervention of sexually abused individuals.
  4. Describe areas of clinical need for children & adolescents who have been victims of childhood sexual abuse & discuss ways in which play therapy can be utilized to meet these needs.
  5. Identify 2-3 cultural considerations when using play therapy with sexually abused children.
  6. Discuss 1-2 areas of special consideration when using play therapy with sexually traumatized ​children and adolescents.

Workshop Schedule

Conference Day 1 (Friday, September 6th, 2024):  6 CE hours

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM ​Registration and networking

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ​Traumatic events and their impact on children and adolescents

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM ​Clinical considerations and a review of current research/studies 

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM ​Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ​Post-traumatic play including clinical examples

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM ​Lunch

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM ​Integrative play therapy interventions  

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM ​​Break

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Integrative play therapy interventions continued

4:00 PM – 4:35 PM ​Special considerations when using play therapy with victims of abuse and trauma

4:35 PM – 4:45 PM ​Questions, closing remarks, and evaluations

Conference Day 2 (Saturday, September 7th, 2024):  6 CE hours

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM ​Registration and networking

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ​Childhood sexual abuse and its impact on children and adolescents

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM ​Clinical considerations and a review of current research/studies

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM ​Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ​Post-traumatic play including clinical examples

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM ​Lunch

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM ​Trauma-focused play therapy interventions  

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM ​Break

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM ​Trauma-focused play therapy interventions continued

4:00 PM – 4:35 PM ​Cultural diversity and special considerations

4:35 PM – 4:45 PM ​Questions, closing remarks, and evaluations

Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for up to 12 hours of continuing education credit (6 hours for Conference Day 1, 6 hours for Conference Day 2) for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs and LPCC’s. The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider # 00-094 maintains responsibility for the program. Play therapy credit is only awarded to mental health professionals. The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7409. CALAPT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The California Association for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE. Programs that do not qualify for APA, NBCC or APT credit are clearly identified. 

*CalAPT recommends that participants check with their state licensing board and/or state psychological association to inquire whether credits will be accepted. CalAPT does not have any authority over whether credits earned will be accepted, as the requirements are set by the state licensing boards, and CalAPT is therefore unable to provide information regarding their requirements. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. 


Non-Credit Events: Light refreshments, lunch (included), and vendor halls.

 

Who Should Attend: Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, School Counselors, Students and Interns

  

Instructional Level: Intermediate

 

Instructional Methodology: May include lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practice of techniques, case examples, large and small group discussion

 

Play Therapy Areas: Play Therapy Skills and Methods, Play Therapy Special Topics


CalAPT Policies and Disclaimers

By registering for this event, you certify that you understand and agree to the following policies and disclaimers:


Eligibility Policy: CalAPT events are open to mental health professionals or full-time graduate students in a mental health field. Although not eligible to receive continuing education credit, when available, allied professionals (pediatricians, nurses, etc.) are welcome to attend. Due to the confidentiality and nature of topics presented, children (of any age) are not permitted at CalAPT events, unless otherwise specified. CalAPT has the right to refuse or cancel ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation. If you have any specific questions regarding your eligibility status, please contact president@calplaytherap.org


Cancellation & Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be made in writing by e-mail to president@calplaytherapy.org. Because registrations generate contractual and non-refundable guarantees between CalAPT and other parties, registration refunds will neither be made after 14 days preceding the event nor to parties who register but do not attend. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the training to receive a refund. There is a $25.00 administrative fee for refunds. There are no refunds for cancellations after the deadline, however, registration may be transferred to another individual. There are no price breaks for partial attendance. CalAPT reserves the right to cancel this event in the event of unforeseen circumstances.  If such occurs, CalAPT will attempt to notify registrants at least 10 calendar days prior to the event and refund all registration fees. In all instances, the liability of CalAPT is limited to refunding such fees.


Disclaimers:

  • The opinions expressed by presenters at the CALAPT events do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CALAPT Board of Directors or its membership. CALAPT reserves the right to make changes to the conference schedule, speakers and presentation, if this becomes necessary.
  • CalAPT training events are sponsored by CalAPT for educational purposes only. The material presented is not intended to represent the only or best approaches to the topics being discussed and participants waive any claim they may have against CalAPT for assurance on information presented. 
  • Registration and participation in CalAPT workshops and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by CalAPT.


Unacceptable Behavior Policy: Professional conduct by attendees is expected while attending CALAPT workshops and other activities. Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to: 

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor/vendor, CALAPT volunteer, service provider, or other guest. Examples include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, exhibitor,/vendor CALAPT volunteer, service provider, or other guest.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibitor/vendor hall, or at other events organized by CALAPT at the meeting venue.
  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. CALAPT reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.

CALAPT has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our CALAPT volunteers at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, CALAPT asks that you inform us at president@calplaytherapy.org so that we may take the appropriate action.


CALAPT reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from CALAPT workshops and other activities without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and CALAPT reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future CALAPT event.


Accessibility Information: CALAPT is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact president@calplaytherapy.org to request disability accommodations per ADA/504. Advance notice is necessary to arrange some accessibility needs. Please provide notification two weeks prior to the workshop date.


Health and Safety Information: CALAPT follows all guidance and recommendations set forth by the CDC and other state, local and federal health and safety governance.


Personal Responsibility and Liability Waiver:

CALAPT’s goal is to ensure a safe meeting environment. Therefore, CALAPT will follow the guidance (such as masking) established by the facility hosting the event, the county department of public health in which the event is located, the State of California, and/or federal government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As such, you also agree to abide by any prevention or safety measures that CALAPT or facility hosting the event, the county health department in which the event is located, the State of California, and/or federal government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have in place during CALAPT workshops or other activities. You also agree not to attend CALAPT workshop or other activities if you become ill, are aware that you have been directly exposed to the COVID-19 virus within 7 days prior CALAPT workshops or other activities, or exhibit any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus prior to or during CALAPT workshops or other activities.
 

Should public health guidelines prevent in-person gatherings, we will provide registration refunds upon request. Please use care when booking travel arrangements; CALAPT is not responsible for airfare or other travel reimbursements should public health guidelines require cancellation of in-person workshops or other activities.

 

By attending CALAPT workshops or other activities, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants exists in any public place where people are present.  COVID-19 and its variants are extremely contagious diseases that can lead to severe illness and death.  According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, senior citizens and others with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  By attending CALAPT workshops or other activities, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and its variants and agree not to hold the California Branch of the Association for Play Therapy or its officers, directors, members, agents, volunteers, or contractors liable for any illness or injury. 
 

Questions and Concerns: Contact us at president@calplaytherapy.org with any event or registration related questions or concerns.


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Date & Time
Friday, September 6, 2024
Start - 9:00 AM (America/Los_Angeles)
Saturday, September 7, 2024
End - 4:45 AM (America/Los_Angeles)

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Location

Rancho Cordova City Hall

2729 Prospect Park Dr
Rancho Cordova CA 95670
United States
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California Association for Play Therapy

president@calplaytherapy.org
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