|7:30 – 8:30 am||Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibit Hall Opens|
|8:30 – 11:50 am||Keynote Presentation Part 1 – Celebrating Play Therapy with Children and Teens: Creative Interventions for Courageous Kids (6 CEs for all-day presentation)|
|11:50 am – 12:15 pm||Break & Exhibits|
|12:15 – 1:15 pm||Awards Lunch & General Business Meeting|
|1:15 – 1:30 pm||Break & Exhibits|
|1:30 – 5:00 pm||Keynote Presentation Part 2 – Celebrating Play Therapy with Children and Teens: Creative Interventions for Courageous Teens|
Keynote Presentation – 8:30 – 11:50 AM and 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Celebrating Play Therapy with Kids and Teens: Creative Interventions for Courageous Kids (morning) and Teens (afternoon)
Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S
Are you looking for a workshop to learn innovative techniques and rejuvenate your spirit? Then make time to attend this training! This interactive workshop will focus on advanced and empirically-influenced interventions for school age children and adolescents. Workshop participants will learn THE primary method for engaging kids in treatment vs adolescents. A variety of creative interventions will be presented and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the activities to gain mastery and understanding. Topics covered include: anger management, social skill training, grief/trauma resolution, anxiety reduction, and positive behavior management.
Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and one of the first Registered Play Therapist-Supervisors in Louisiana. He is the Director of K.I.D.Z., Inc., Louisiana’s first Play Therapy Institute, where his practice is limited exclusively to children and adolescents and their families. During his 25+ years of practice, he has worked in various clinical settings and has extensive training in the field of Play Therapy. He has served on various committees for the Association for Play Therapy and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. He has created several therapeutic products for mental health professionals and is a published author and frequent guest on various media outlets. Mr. Riviere has also produced a series of parent training videos titled “Positive Parenting”.
Awards Lunch and Business Meeting – 12:15 – 1:15 pm
We will break bread together for our TAPT Conference Awards Lunch and General Business Meeting. The TAPT Board will present our current and new officers, award winners for the Lone Star and Nancy Guillory Awards, and researchers who earned the Dan E. Homeyer Play Therapy Research Grants. We will also have a brief TAPT business meeting.