Every fall, OAPT hosts a 6-hour day of training, FREE to Ohio Association for Play Therapy members! Non-members, or those who are members of another state are also welcome for a fee. Seating is limited so register early!

Ohio CSWMFT and APT credits provided to those who attend! 

Light refreshments provided. 


Join us in the Spring for a 2-day conference to learn more about Play Therapy! Ohio Association for Play Therapy members receive a discounted rate for the conference. All are welcome! 

Ohio CSWMFT and APT credits are provided to those who attend!

Lunch and snack provided both days.

Due to the continued unpredictability of COVID-19, our in-person spring and fall conferences have been cancelled for 2020. We are offering ONLINE trainings through Zoom in November and December 2020, and January and February 2021. 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

I’m Not Mean, Just Aggressive: Working with Aggression

in the Play Therapy Room

Co-sponsored by the Ohio Play Therapy Association

Online Webinar

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, ET

3 CEU's for $39

Presented by: Dawn Whiteside, MEd, LPC, Registered Play Therapist

and Christina Scott, MEd, LPCC-S, NCC

Register Here

Saturday, January 9 2021

The Heart of the Relationship:

Child-Centered Play Therapy and the Powers of Play


9:00 AM - Noon, EST


3 CEU's for

$35 for OAPT Members

$50 for Non-APT Members

$25 for Students

$45 for Out of State APT Members


Presented by

Machen Champion, MA, LPCC, RPT

This workshop will present the theory, principles and practices of play therapy by examining a client centered play therapy (CCPT) approach. Participants will explore the developmental, neurobiological and empirical rationale for CCPT and understand how this theoretical orientation benefits and meets the child’s therapeutic needs. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice foundational relationship building skills used in CCPT interactive hands-on activities. All experience levels are welcome!


Register Here



February 2021: TBD


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