AutPlay Therapy is facilitated by parent company Robert Jason Grant Ed.D. When you register for an online/home study (non-contact) training, all training information will provided. In some cases you may be required to purchase a book to complete the training.

Information about our home study/online trainings

  • You will be asked to read through the PowerPoint training guide, read articles/readings, watch video clips, and complete experiential activities.
  • You will need internet access.
  • It’s expected that you will complete all the exercises and not skip over any parts of the trainings. Many of the exercises are referenced on the post exam at the end of the trainings.
  • CE Hr approvals for trainings may vary, please be sure to read individual training information for details.
  • If you have any questions while completing the trainings, contact Jen Taylor info@jentaylorplaytherapy.com or Robert Jason Grant info@autplaytherapy.com.

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D is an APT Approved Provider #12-318 for continuing education. Most trainings are approved for APT continuing education, but each individual training listing should be reviewed to identify the type and amount of continuing education offered. Visit a4pt.org to learn more about APT (Association for Play Therapy).

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D is a Certified Training Partner for IBCCES (International Board for Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) #CE159432, offering continuing education for the Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate credentials. Most trainings are approved for IBCCES continuing education, but each individual training listing should be reviewed to identify the type and amount of continuing education offered.

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D trainings are approved for continuing education for most state licensure requirements for Licensed Counselors and Social Workers. Participants should check with their state licensing boards for verification.

Visit Jen Taylor Play Therapy Services for cancellation policy or email info@jentaylorplaytherapy.com.

We facilitate trainings around the country and internationally. If you would like to inquire about having us speak at your organization, conference, workshop, or seminar, please contact us by phone 417-755-9042 or info@autplaytherapy.com.

Home-Study Trainings

Register now for these home-study/online trainings.

Playrooms in Motion: Movement Interventions in Play Therapy

$55

This webinar explores movement-based play therapy interventions. Various interventions will be explained and demonstrated with discussion of targeted therapy issues/goals and alignment with play therapy theory and/or approaches.

AutPlay Therapy Interventions for Telehealth

$55

This webinar will focus on several AutPlay Therapy interventions that can be implemented via telehealth or in person. The interventions will focus on needs of social navigation, emotional regulation, and relationship development, connection, and engagement.

Autism and Trauma: AutPlay® Therapy and Beyond

$75

This training will explore the unique manifestations of trauma in autistic children. How to use AutPlay Therapy to address trauma issues & how to integrate & adapt other established trauma protocols/approaches for children with autism will also be covered.

Play Therapy Theories are So Playful: A Look at Play Therapy Theories

$75

This is a self-paced online/home study training that focuses on the Association for Play Therapy’s ten seminal and historically significant play therapy theories.

Family Play Therapy: Approaches and Interventions

$75

This training focuses on the process and implementation of conducting play therapy with families. Therapists will gain information on how to work with families utilizing play therapy interventions and processes from a general perspective.

Using Sandtrays with Autistic Children and Adolescents.

$75

This training explores how to use traditional Sandtray Therapy methodology and unconventional methods to help children with autism in need areas related to connection and engagement, regulation and sensory processing, and social navigation.

Autism in Play Therapy

$549

Three autism and play therapy trainings in one bundle. Complete the AutPlay Certification, Play Based Interventions for Autistic Children, and The Autism Friendly Play Therapist trainings all in this bundle package.

AutPlay Certification Training

$450

This is a non-contact online/home study training for mental health professionals to learn the AutPlay® Therapy approach. Participants completing this training will be granted Certified AutPlay® Therapy Provider status.

The Autism-Friendly Play Therapist

$75

This training focuses on helping play therapists and other mental health professionals understand what autism is and how to interact with serve those on the autism spectrum.

Autism-Friendly Training

$45

This four-hour training allows attendees to understand what autism is and how to interact with, serve, and work with those on the autism spectrum. ** No APT credit available.**

Using Board Games in Play Therapy

$75

This training focuses on using board games (traditional, therapeutic, therapist created, and tablet games) in play therapy. Typical uses, special considerations, and skill gains related to using board games in play therapy will be covered.

Using Play Therapy with Adult Clients

$75

This training introduces participants to using play therapy with adult clients. Identified benefits of using play therapy with adults will be presented.

A Look at a Book: Integrating Play Therapy and Bibliotherapy

$75

This training covers the integration of play therapy and bibliotherapy. Considerations for incorporating bibliotherapy and play therapy are presented along with therapeutic play therapy goals with bibliotherapy.

Play Therapy Supervision: Addressing Parent and Caregiver Issues

$55

This training focuses on addressing challenges and issues in working with parents and caregivers in play therapy. This training is designed to provide a training program that supervisors can share with their supervisees during supervision meetings.

Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges

$95

This training explores using play therapy approaches and interventions to address sensory processing challenges. An overview of sensory processing challenges will be covered along with descriptors of the eight sensory processing areas.

Play Therapy Interventions for Autistic and other Neurodivergent Children.

$95

This training focuses on understanding and implementing play therapy theories, approaches, and interventions with autistic and neurodivergent children and their families. 

AutPlay Therapy Certification Training for Non-Mental Health Professionals

$450

This is a non-contact online/home study training for non-mental health professionals to learn the AutPlay® Therapy approach. Participants completing this training will be granted Certified AutPlay® Therapy Provider status.

Creative Play Therapy Interventions in the Supervision Process

$75

Creative Play Therapy Interventions in the Supervision Process provides an overview of clinical supervision and play therapy supervision. The pragmatics of supervision are covered including forms and inventories to use in supervision.

Play Therapy Theories: A Basic Overview

FREE

This one-hour recorded webinar identifies the 10 seminal and historically significant play therapy theories identified by the Association for Play Therapy (APT). The similarities and differences of theories will be discussed as well as the difference between a play therapy theory and a play-based approach.

Using Story Methods in Play Therapy: An Integrative Approach

$75

This training focuses on learning about and integrating into play therapy, 6 different story-based methods used with autistic and neurodivergent children. Bibliotherapy, Social Stories, Social Scripts, Comic Strip Conversations, PrepChats, and ChoicesChats will be described and explored.

Understanding Ableism and Neurodiversity in Play Therapy

FREE

This 1.5 hour recorded webinar explores the concepts of ableism and neurodiversity within a play therapy framework. The concepts are described with attention given to how ableism may manifest in play therapy work and how to support neurodiversity.

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