Continuing Education... TNAPT is an APT-approved provider for Play Therapy training! This means that every training sponsored by us counts towards those needed play therapy hours. We go through a renewal process with APT every three years- the most recent was June 2017!
Regarding C.E. credit in other areas- our training opportunities meet criteria for what is usually needed to count for training for social workers, counselors, therapists, etc. For example, to count for social work we do not have to get specific approval by NASW, etc.- we just have to keep on file certain documentation and from each our training. As such all trainings require signing-in and out for documentation of hours. Certificates documenting specific attendance are provided at the conclusion of each training. Partial credit can be awarded.
Annual Conference... TNAPT has successfully hosted a conference each June in Murfreesboro for over 20 years with a nationally-acclaimed speaker! Past speakers include Garry Landreth, Terry Kottman, Byron Norton, Paris Goodyear-Brown, Heidi Kaduson, Liana Lowenstein, Scott Reviere, Risa' van Fleet, Byron Norton, Pam Dyson, Janine Shelby, JP Lilly- just to name a few! We are so appreciative for them to come and share their time and expertise with us in Tennessee, often at reduced rates since we are a smaller organization. This great tradition continues next year as we celebrate 25 years with Dr Kevin O'Connor as our speaker- and for two days!!
Most recent event! 2017 Fall Ethics, Networking, Training and Self-Care:
Understanding and Navigating Legal and Ethical Issues for Child/Play Therapists Involved in Court This workshop will address many of the concerns therapists may deal with when involved with children or families involved in court processes. The program will explore the legal and ethical issues from responding to subpoenas, protecting client confidentiality and testifying in court. Ways to collaborate with attorneys to insure clients’ best interests will also be included. Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S and Kelly Stephens, LPC, RPT-S are both experienced in court cases as expert witnesses and will share their training in this area as well as experiences. The final hour of this presentation will have a question and answer format with a panel to address specific needs of the attendees. (3.0 CEU’s.)
Expressive Arts in Play Therapy and Therapist Self-Care Expressive Arts including art, music, movement and sand therapy methods are being more widely used than ever and can be naturally and seamlessly included in play therapy. These expressive arts are also especially helpful for older children, adolescents and even adults when traditional talk therapy isn’t enough. The presenters, Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S and Denis’ Thomas, Ph. D., will present on ways to incorporate the expressive arts in both therapy practice and for therapist self-care. This will be an interactive workshop that will include networking as well as experiential opportunities and is a perfect way to end this training day after the heavy subject matter from the morning. (2.0 CEU’s.)
Friday, November 3, 2017 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Lunch on own at 12:00 p.m.) Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce 3050 Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Registration fees cover both sessions for a total of 5.0 CEU’s.
The 2017 TNAPT Fall Networking and Training is designed for the mental health clinician such as counselors, psychologists, social workers, school counselors, guidance counselors or marriage and family therapists as well as graduate level students. It includes 3.0 Ethics hours that will be documented on the continuing education certificate. This program is sponsored by the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy (TNAPT) who is an approved provider for play therapy continuing education by the Association for Play Therapy (APT). TNAPT has also applied to become a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) provider and as such NBCC credit for this program is pending. This training meets criteria for continuing education for social workers in Tennessee. Two separate continuing education certificates will be awarded, one at the end of each session. TNAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Any questions regarding this training should be directed to Jamie Lynn Langley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 267-0779, ext 10. Refunds will be granted upon request through October 27, 2017.
The Presenters Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S is in private practice in Smyrna, TN where she sees children exclusively from pre-school through college ages and their families as well as providing clinical and play therapy supervision. Ms. Langley’s specialty areas have included trauma and child sexual abuse where she was appointed to the child sexual abuse task force under former Governor Don Sundquist in 1995. She also often works with children and their families going through separation or divorce, visitation changes and/or reunification. Her work in these areas has had her testify in court as an expert witness more than 200 times, including 15 counties in Tennessee and 7 states. She is a co-founder as well as President of TNAPT and earned her RPT-S in 1994, the first in Tennessee to earn this credential. Prior to private practice, Ms. Langley worked for The Guidance Center, a community mental health center, for more than 27 years as a Clinical Therapist. She has presented at local, state and national levels.
Kelly Stephens, LPC-MHSP, RPT-S joined Davis House Child Advocacy Center in Franklin, TN as Clinical Therapist in March of 2007. She also worked at the Davidson County Child Advocacy Center, Nashville Children’s Alliance, for one year in 2011 providing on-site counseling at MNPS and Extended Forensic Interviews. Ms. Stephens is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is additionally trained in Forensic Evaluation, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills, Extended Forensic Interviewing, EMDR Level 1, and Forensic Interviewing. When needed for the child’s safety, she provides testimony in court proceedings. Ms. Stephens has been sworn in as an expert witness (child abuse and treatment) in both Chancery and Juvenile Courts in Williamson County, plus Davidson County Juvenile Court.
Denis’ A. Thomas, Ph. D., is a professor at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. She has more than a decade of experience in mental health counseling, school counseling, teaching and supervision. Dr. Thomas has a background in journalism prior to her counseling and teaching career path. She currently teaches counseling skills and play therapy courses, including weekend intensives in play therapy in a retreat setting. Dr. Thomas also serves as the faculty director of the Lipscomb University Center for Play Therapy and Expressive Arts. She incorporates experiential learning and creativity in the classroom and enjoys professional presentations, such as her recent American Counseling Association conference presentation in 2017, entitled: Creative Counseling: Expressive Play Ideas to Make Sense of Emotional Chaos
2017 TNAPT Fall Ethics, Networking and Training Regis Inquiries: Jamie Langley at email@example.com or (615) 653-3139. You may also refer to the TNAPT website www.tna4pt.org for more info. Please go to www.a4pt.org to learn about APT.