Social Navigation Needs and Play Therapy: An Affirming, Strengths Based Approach to Helping Neurotypical and Neurodivergent Children

September 10, 2021 9:00AM-12:00PM ET

Date/ Time:

September 10, 2021

9:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern Time

6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar


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This live webinar focuses on helping neurotypical and neurodivergent children address social navigation needs. Addressing needs through a neurodiversity affirming process and using a strengths-based approach will be covered. How play therapy theoreis can validate affirming and strengths-based principles will be discussed. Tools (including play therapy interventions) for assessing and identifying strengths will be highlighted and several interventions/approaches for helping with social navigation needs will be explored.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concepts of neurodiversity affirming and strengths-based approach in regard to play therapy approaches.
  • Explain play therapy interventions that can be used to help identify strengths.
  • Explain several play therapy interventions that can be used to help with social navigation needs.

Your Instructor

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS

Dr. Grant is a Licensed Professional Counseling, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Advanced Certified Autism Specialist. He owns and operates the AutPlay Therapy Clinic in Southwest Missouri. Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families, including working with autistic children, neurodivergent children, and those diagnosed with ADHD and other developmental disorders. He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an integrative family play therapy approach. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapy and trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma related therapy for children and adults.

Dr. Grant is an international speaker and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The World Autism Congress. He is a multi-published author of several articles, book chapters, and books including the following titles:

Dr. Grant is a founding board member for the non-profit organization Stars for Autism. He is currently serving on the board of directors (president elect) for the Association for Play Therapy. He is also a part time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University (MNU).

Course Curriculum

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CE Information:
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (3hrs) CONTACT CE Hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

APT CE Hour Area: Play Therapy Skills and Methods or Special Topics (3)

Please Note: The CE certificate will be awarded within 3 business days to those who attend the entire webinar, complete a multiple-choice test, and fill out course evaluations. No partial credit will be given. Play Therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

Effective May 15, 2020, through December 31, 2021, APT Approved Providers may temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education." All of our Live webinars during this time period will meet APT's requirements to provide "Contact CE" credit. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

For general information, special needs, or grievances, please contact Beth Couturier at [email protected]. You will receive a response within 24 hours

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