Course Description

Neurodiversity Affirming Play Therapy 

This training is a 2.5 hour recorded webinar focused on being neurodiversity affirming in play therapy.     

It is expected that you will complete (watch) the whole webinar and not skip over any parts of this training. There is a post exam at the end of the webinar. 

The Autplay Therapy Clinic – Robert Jason Gran Ed.D is solely responsible for the creation, content, and continuing education hours of each home study training. The AutPlay Therapy Clinic – Robert Jason Grant Ed.D utilizes Jen Taylor Play Therapy as a hosting site for home study and online trainings. Any technical issue such as not being able to login to a training should be directed to Jen Taylor Play Therapy [email protected].  All governance issues related to any training should be directed to The AutPlay Therapy Clinic – Robert Jason Grant Ed.D.  If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected].

This recorded webinar explores the concepts and philosophy of being neurodiversity affirming within a play therapy framework. The term neurodiversity is examined along with neurodiversity principles. How play therapy theoreis can be neurodiversity affirming is covered along with creating neurodiversity affirming playrooms and implementing neurodiversity affirming play therapy techniques and interventions. 

Learning Objectives:
1) Define the term neurodiversity affirming and how it relates to play therapy work.
2) Describe at least three neurodiversity affirming play therapy interventions. 
3) Name 5 things that can help create a neurodiversity affirming play therapy room.

Continuing Education:

This training is approved for 2.5 CE Hrs for the below continuing education bodies. Upon completion of the training materials, training evaluation, and post exam (with a score of 80% or higher), the training certificate of completion will be issued to the participant. 

- Robert Jason Grant Ed.D APT Approved Provider #12-318 for continuing education. If you are counting this training toward the 150 hours to become an RPT or RPT-S, the 2.5 hours can be calculated as any combination of 2.5 toward special topics, 2.5 toward applicants’ choice.  

- AutPlay Therapy Clinic has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6595. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AutPlay Therapy Clinic is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Instructor Robert Jason Grant, EdD, M.S., LPC, NCC, RPT-S

I hold a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership, Master’s Degree in Counseling, and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families, primarily serving neurodivergent children (autism, ADHD, sensory differences, learning disorders, and developmental disabilities). I am the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an integrative family play therapy framework designed to help address the mental health needs of neurodivergent children and adolescents. I am also trauma informed and trained and utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I utilize several years of advanced training and my own lived neurodivergent experience to work with children and their families. I have infused my experience and love for education and mental health care to create training programs for professionals and caregivers. I am an international trainer and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The World Autism Congress. I am also a multi- published author of several articles, book chapters, and books including the following titles: The AutPlay® Therapy Handbook: Integrative Family Play Therapy with Neurodivergent Children Understanding Sensory Differences: A Neurodiversity Affirming Guidebook for Children and Teens Understanding Autism: A Neurodiversity Affirming Guidebook for Children and Teens Understanding ADHD: A Neurodiversity Affirming Guidebook for Children and Teens Implementing Play Therapy with Groups: Contemporary Issues in Practice Play Therapy Theories and Perspectives: Diversity of Thought in the Field In 2015, I was awarded Play Therapist of the Year by the Missouri Association for Play Therapy. In 2017, I was presented with the APT Service Award by the National Association for Play Therapy. I am currently serving on the board of directors for the Association for Play Therapy. I am also a part time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University (MNU). For speaking, training, and consultation inquires, you may contact me at (417)-755-9042 for more information. You may also email me at [email protected]

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to the Course

    2. Presenter - Cary M. Hamilton, MA.MFT, LMHC-S, NCC, CMHS, RPT-S, CDWF

    3. Presenter - Laura Morlok, LCPC, RPT-S

    4. Presenter - Sophia Ansari, LPCC, RPT

    5. Presenter - Katie Bassiri, MA LPCC RPT-S ACAS

    6. Presenter - Natascha Lawrence, MA, RCC, BCRPT

    7. Presenter - Carmen Jimenez-Pride LCSW, LISW-CP, ERYT, RCYT, RPTS

    8. Presenter - Kyle Calderon LMSW

    9. Presenter - Emily Kircher-Morris, MA, MEd, LPC

    10. Link to presenters websites

    1. Neurodiversity Affirming Play Therapy Video

    2. References

    1. Course Evaluation (Required)

    2. Quiz (Required)

About this course

  • Free
  • 14 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

This Course is Provided Free of Charge

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