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Conference Information

Annual Spring Conference: Join us 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! 

Annual Fall Conference: Join us for a 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. 

Upcoming Trainings 

Spring Conference
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When: April 27 & 28, 2023

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where: NorthStar Golf Club

1150 Wilson Road

Sunbury, Ohio 43074

Continuing Education for Social Work and Counseling ONLY: 12 contact hours for both days or 6 contact hours per workshop

Presenter: Sueann G. Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S


Thursday, the 27th: 

Integrative Play Therapy for the Treatment of Childhood Abuse & Trauma

Day One's workshop will explore an integrative approach to using play therapy with victims of childhood abuse and trauma.

Friday, the 28th: 

Integrative Play Therapy for Sexually Traumatized Children and Adolescents

Day Two's 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 interventions that are developmentally appropriate & clinically sound. Attendees will receive a variety of directive play therapy interventions that address core components of sexual abuse treatment including psychoeducational, emotional expression, cognitive coping, & trauma narration.

Spring Conference

Thursday, the 27th: 
Self Esteem Shop

Self Esteem is also offering 15% off and free delivery to the conference for any pre-orders - code given once registered. Any participant placing a preorder will receive 15% off any purchases at the event as well.

Pre-order suggestions that will be featured in training:


Suggested reading for beginners:

Posttraumatic Play in Children: What Clinicians Need to Know


Sueann Kenney-Noziska's book:

Techniques-Techniques-Techniques: Play-Based Activities For Children Adolescents And Families



Switcheroo Markers

Little Engine that Could

Pick-Up Sticks

A Safe Circle For Little U by Paris Goodyear-Brown

Friday, the 28th: 
Discovery Toys
sborne Books


"Did You Know?" Book Authors

How "Did You Know?" can be used in Therapy Sessions 

Other Ohio Trainings and Events  

April 15, 2023, Virtual Training: Befriending Your Brain: Teaching Children & Families About the Brain Through Play


April 27 and 28, 2023 in Columbus, OH: OAPT's Spring Conference


May 22-25, 2023 in West Chester, OH: Level One Theraplay & MIM


Cincinnati Child Therapist Networking Event this June! More Information to come!


June 10, 17, and 24, 2023 in Mason, OH: Building Your Roadmap: Exploring and Embodying Play Therapy Theory

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