top of page
Friday Trainings Series

The Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy offers workshops on a variety of play therapy topics.  These 2023 workshops are ALL IN PERSON!  Sign up for one workshop ... or a whole series. Register for what works best for YOU.

If you are just starting to learn about play therapy it is recommended that you start at the beginning of the series, as some workshops build upon each other.  However, it is not required to attend the workshops sequentially.


 All trainings are taught by Laura Hutchison, PsyD, LP, RPT/S 

(APT Approved Provider 15-407).


Register Now!

click here

all workshops are in person in Farmington Hills, MI

 and in Eastern Standard Time

for more details about each training, click on the title!

Register for

trainings individually

or as a bundle

(and save) 

most contact workshops are $25/hr

2 hr = $50, 3 hr = $75, 6 hr = $150

Buy a BUNDLE of all ALL 16 trainings (8 Fridays), a total of 44 CONTACT instruction hours for APT = $1000

* a $100 savings! *



Contact Training Series  

One Friday every month join me IN PERSON for a day of Play Therapy Learning & Fun

(click on the course name for full description & learning objectives)

1/13/2023        10am-12pm              The Importance of Play & Foundations of Play Therapy (2 contact hours)

1/13/2023         1pm-4pm                Play Therapy Sample Platter: Overview of the Models (3 contact hours)

2/102023         9am-12pm               Non-Directive Play Therapy Skills (3 contact hours)

2/10/2023      1pm-4pm               Working with Families in Play Therapy (3 contact hours)

3/10/2023      9am-12pm             Intro to Adlerian Play Therapy (3 contact hours)

3/10/2023     1pm-4pm                Lifestyle Assessment (Adlerian Play Therapy Case Conceptualization (2 contact hours)

4/28/2023      9am-4pm              Sensory Systems, Polyvagal Theory, & Co-Regulation in Play Therapy (6 contact hours) 


5/5/2023      10am-12pm                Development & Identity in Play Therapy (2 contact hours)    

5/5/2023        1pm-3pm                    Intro to Sandtray Play Therapy (2 contact hours)

6/2/2023       10am-12pm               Feeling Activities: Emotional Identification and Regulation in Play Therapy (2 contact hours)

6/2/2023         1pm-3pm                    Chill Out!: Play Therapy Strategies to Cope with Big Feelings (2 contact hours)

6/2/2023         4pm-6pm                   Helping Kids with Angry Feelings through Play Therapy (2 contact hours)


9/8/2023       10am-12pm                  Worry Wonders: Play Therapy to Tame Anxiety (2 contact hours)

9/8/2023      1pm-3pm                      Confidence Corner: Helping Kids Raise their Self-Esteem through Play Therapy (2 contact hours)

9/8/2023      4pm-6pm                     Why Can't We Be Friends?: Social Navigation in Play Therapy (2 contact hours)

10/27/2023  9am-4pm                       Putting It All Together: Play Therapy Treatment Planning (6 hours)

Continuing Education for Play Therapy

The Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy is  approved by the Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy and  maintains responsibility for the program.  APT Approved Provider 15-407.  

Full attendance is  required.   Continuing education verification is handed out to participants following the training.   If you have questions regarding continuing education, learning objectives, agenda, grievance issues please contact Laura Hutchison at     






bottom of page