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May Conference - Portland

Play Therapy Basics and Beyond

This comprehensive 30 hour workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of play therapy, as well as to developments and advancements in clinical practice.  In addition to historical foundations and theoretical models (including Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy for evidence-based practitioners), key topics will include familial, cultural, and ethical considerations.  Experiential learning activities will illustrate essential concepts to enhance learner understanding.  These 30 hours of specialized training may be applied toward the 150 hours of play therapy specific instruction from APT-approved providers required for the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credentials offered by the Association for Play Therapy. 

Fee:  $400 for professionals;

         $300 for ORAPT members; 

         $200 for students (lunch on your own)  

Friday, August 26, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 9, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, September 10, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Juliette’s House – Child Abuse Intervention Center – 1075 SW Cedarwood Avenue, McMinnville, Oregon

Presenter: Dawn J. Williamson, LCSW & Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor Dawn has been in private practice since 1995 and taught a variety of different courses at Portland State University, including topics related to play therapy and trauma informed services.

Register by Friday, August 19.  For registration, more information,  or both, please contact Kim Kushner Dominguez at Lutheran Community Services: or (503) 472-4020, ext. 230.


An Integrated Approach to Treating Child Trauma: Using Play with Trauma-Focused CBT

May 2, 2016 

Central Lutheran Church
1820 NE 21st Ave 
Portland, OR 97212

This workshop for advanced clinicians will provide participants with a working knowledge of an integrated model of child trauma treatment, well-informed in current models of trauma theory, attachment, brain development and body-centered therapies. We will explore some current controversies in the field and see how an integration of play and expressive therapies with cognitive-behavioral therapy can deepen and enhance our clinical work with traumatized children and adolescents. Participants will learn about our local Child Abuse Assessment Center, CARES NW, and how forensic assessment interfaces with clinical diagnosis and treatment. The impact of trauma work on the clinician and strategies for self-care will also be emphasized. 

A combination of lecture with case examples and experiential exercises will be used to facilitate learning. 

Pam Crow has worked as a clinical social worker for over 30 years. Her experience working in the field of child trauma began in residential treatment, as a caseworker for DHS, in agency out-patient mental health treatment and as the co-coordinator of the Marion and Polk County Family Sex Abuse Treatment Program. In 1988, Pam began as one of the first forensic interviewers at CARES NW, and she continues to work half-time at CARES NW as a Multnomah County Mental Health Consultant. Pam also maintains a half-time private practice, offering therapy to adults and children and clinical consultation to mental health therapists. Pam's national trainings have included workshops on child therapy, sand tray therapy, and vicarious trauma. Writing poems and making quilts are among the activities that have kept Pam sane and engaged in this difficult and rewarding work.


Coos Bay Conference

Play Therapy Basics and Beyond

A professional development and continuing education course with 28 CEUs. Learn about the essential elements and principles of play therapy, including history, theories and application, modalities, techniques, and experiential skill development. Applicability to a variety of ages and developmental stages will be included. Case studies will be viewed through the lens of several different play therapy theorists. Special attention will be given to the basic elements of play therapy, history of play, themes of play, play therapy toys and room set ups. Cultural and ethical considerations will be taken into account. The format of this workshop includes lecture, discussion and experiential hands-on learning. Completion of this course will result in 28 continuing education hours that may be applied towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist.

Thursday, March 17, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, March 18, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 20, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Southwestern Oregon Community College campus

Coos Bay, Oregon

Presenter: Dawn J. Williamson, LCSW & Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor Dawn has been in private practice since 1995 and taught a variety of different courses at Portland State University, including topics related to play therapy and trauma informed services.

Fee: $440 (lunch on your own)

Registration Deadline: March 8, 2016

For more information, please contact Heidi Luckman or Dawn J. Williamson at

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New Registration Fees

In order to more effectively serve ORAPT members and those students who are working hard to becoming counselors, we are happy to offer a new registration scale for our conferences. We hope this encourages you as you practice and promote play therapy in your area! If you have not already, become a member of ORAPT and enjoy the benefits of collaboration and learning with others who believe passionately in it!

Students: $50 ($65 at the door)
Members: $80 ($95 at the door)
Non-members: $140 ($155 at the door) 


Recognizing and Responding to Very Young Children's Mental Health Issues and Those Issues' Implications for Later Play Therapy


Thank you for your interest in this presentation. Due to limited room capacity, we are unfortunately SOLD OUT. If you have registered and realize that you can not attend, please let us know so that we can let the first on the waiting list have your coveted spot.

Friday, February 26, 20168:30am - 4:00pm

Presenter: Redmond Reams

6 hrs CEUS (APT approved, NASW pending)

Event location: 
Firefly Counseling Services, PC
4950 NE Belknap Ct, Suite 205
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Participants will:
  • have increased understanding of the unique worldview of infants and toddlers
  • gain awareness of different treatment approaches used with this population and their families
  • gain awareness of the intervention system for infants and toddlers and the role of mental health therapists
  • have more knowledge of how mental health issues starting in young childhood can manifest in interactions and symbolic play in later play therapy

 $15 early bird registration discount!