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Idaho Association for Play Therapy 2017 Annual Conference

AutPlay® Therapy Certification Training

Feb 24th-25th, 201

La Quinta Inn

7965 Emerald St

Boise, ID 



 Robert Jason Grant, Ed.D

Friday, Saturday February 24th and 25th 2017

 Friday and Saturday

AutPlay® Therapy Certification Training

Description: This is a two-day intensive training that combines Level I and Level II Certification requirements. This training focuses on teaching the AutPlay Therapy treatment approach, a Play Therapy and Behavioral Therapy based approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other developmental disabilities. An overview of autism and other developmental disorders will be presented. The tenants of AutPlay Therapy will be presented including the four component areas of AutPlay and the sequence/phases of treatment. Parent training, group work, and research will be highlighted. Intake and assessment protocols will be presented with case examples. AutPlay foundations of Play Therapy and Behavioral Therapy will be covered and several directive Play Therapy techniques will be demonstrated. Experiential case conceptualization and treatment planning will be presented. Established play based autism treatments will be reviewed as well as current play therapy approaches that have been effective in treating autism and other developmental disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will become Level II Certified AutPlay Therapy Providers.
  2. Participants will learn all components of AutPlay including: Conducting an AutPlay Therapy session, information about Autism Disorders, Play Therapy techniques related to AutPlay Therapy, screening instruments, treatment planning, and other adjunct play based Autism treatments.
  3. Participants will learn about established autism treatments specifically treatments that are play based and that easily align with AutPlay Therapy.
  4. Participants will gain several resources related to autism and play therapy.


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Meet Our Presenter

 Robert Jason Grant Ed.D

Dr. Robert Jason Grant is a licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Certified Autism Specialist. He owns and operates the Robert Jason Grant Ed.D and AutPlay Therapy Center. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, and American Mental Health Counselors Association.

Robert works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. His experience and specialization involves working with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Mood Disorders, BiPolar Disorder, Depression Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Adjustment Disorders (divorce, grief and transition issues).

Robert is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma related therapy for children and adults. He also provides career and life planning/counseling and assessment with adolescents and adults.

He also specializes in working with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Robert is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an autism and neurodevelopmental disorders therapy incorporating play therapy, behavioral therapy, and relationship development approaches. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapy provider and trained in many established autism treatment approaches.

Robert is a contributing writer for the Missouri Autism Report. He is the author of several articles and books including: AutPlay® Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum ♦ Play Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder ♦ The Autism Spectrum Disorder Workbook for Children ♦ The Autism Spectrum Disorder Workbook for Adolescents.  Robert is a founding board member for the not for profit organization Stars for Autism. He is an international speaker who conducts various presentations and workshops on topics such as mental health, play therapy, and autism spectrum disorder.