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The purpose of the

Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy

is to offer high-quality, affordable play therapy training and to support play therapy.  On this website you can find out about and register for all upcoming trainings!



These trainings are appropriate for

mental health and allied  professionals

who work with children, adolescents,

and their families.

Upcoming Events:

Coming Up in 2024

(click on the training for more info!)


January 18-20th          3 Day Winter Boot Camp: Play Therapy Basics

                                       (24 contact hours)

January 26th                The Importance of Play & Foundations of Play                                         Therapy (2 live webinar hours)

                                        Play Therapy Sample Platter: Overview of                                                  Theories (3 live webinar hours)

February 23rd                Creating Space for Play Therapy: Virtual &                                                IRL (3 live webinar hours)

March 8th                      Translating the Process: Play Therapy                                                        Paperwork (3 live webinar hours)

                                       Working with Families in Play Therapy (3 live                                            webinar hours)

March 15th                   Neuro Awareness for the Play Therapist:                                                   Understanding Attachment & the Nervous                                               System

                                       (6 contact hours)

                                        Intro to Sandtray (2 contact hours)

April 12th                      Neuro Awareness for the Play Therapist:                                                    Understanding Attachment & our Nervous                                                System (6 live webinar hours)

April 19-20th                Supervision Training Intensive (14 contact                                               hours)

May 10th                     Open Eyes, Open Mind, Open Heart: Exploring                                          Identity Diversity in Play Therapy (3 live                                                    webinar hours)


                                      Child Development & Play Therapy (1 live                                                   webinar hour)

                                       Lifestyle Assessment: Adlerian Play Therapy                                             Case Conceptualization (2 live webinar hours)

July 26th                       Models, Theories, & Techniques of                                                               Play Therapy Supervision (6 live webinar                                                    hours)

September 19-21st      Play Therapy Interventions: MiPTTA 2024                                                Retreat (26 contact hours)

September 27th        Play Therapy Interventions (6 live webinar                                                 hours)

October 11th               MORE Play Therapy Interventions (8 live                                                   webinar hours)

November 8th          Putting It All Together: Play Therapy Treatment                                      Planning (6 live webinar hours)

December 6th          Using Play to Assess Play Therapy Supervisees (3                                      live webinar hours)

                                    Support for the Play Therapist Supervisor (3 live                                      webinar hours)

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