Multicultural Play Therapy Center Conference

June 24-June 30, 2021

The mission of the Multicultural Play Therapy Center Conference is to help professionals in the fields of education and mental health broaden their knowledge and clinical skills in play therapy by providing high quality training. Although our clients, settings, and approaches may vary, we are all joined together in our sincere desire to meet the diverse needs of our clients through the healing power of play therapy. Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Multicultural Play Therapy Center.

Because of COVID-19, the Multicultural Play Therapy Center Conference will be a virtual conference this year.

Who Should Attend: Professional counselors, school counselors, play therapists, psychologists, and students. Special rates for current students (and May graduates).

What: The 13th Annual Multicultural Play Therapy Center Conference

Where: This year's conference will take place on-line via Zoom. You will receive an email invitation with directions for access after the close of registration on June 18, 2021. Please find best practice tips here. A computer is recommended for participation versus use of a smart phone. Also, hard wiring your computer to your router is highly recommended to ensure connectivity. If you have difficulty connecting with the web conference, here are some numbers you can call for support: Zoom Toll-Free (serving all 50 states, the Caribbean, and Canada) 833-302-1536 or UNC Charlotte Tech Support 704-687-5500.

When: The conference will be from Thursday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (excluding Saturday evening and all day Sunday)

Times: We will offer three (3) sessions per day EASTERN STANDARD TIME from: 8:30 to 11:45 am (EST), 12:30 to 3:45 pm (EST), and 5:00 to 8:15 pm (EST).

Approved Providers: NBCC Approved Provider #4208 and APT Approved Provider #07-191. Of the 17 workshops, 8 will be limited to 40 participants to ensure the CEs are approved by APT for CONTACT CE hours.

No refunds will be made after June 18, 2021. The registration deadline is June 18, 2021. Refunds will be subject to a $25 processing fee.

All students must register with an official university email address to ensure student rate.

Photo and Video Release: As a result of your registration for the conference, you hereby consent to being photographed, videotaped, or audio-taped by UNC Charlotte in connection with the above- named event or activity; provided, however, that UNC Charlotte has authority to use or reproduce such photographs, video recordings, or audio recordings for UNC Charlotte educational or promotional purposes only. You understand that UNC Charlotte will not distribute such photographs, video recordings, or audio recordings to any third party, or use such photographs, video recordings, or audio recordings for any other purpose without your further written consent and agreement. Any unauthorized reproduction, dissemination, or use of video, photography, and/or audio associated with this event is strictly prohibited and will result in charges in accordance with North Carolina General Statute Chapter 14, Article 58, 14-433 through 14-440 .

Thursday, June 24, 2021

8:30 - 11:45 am: Step Up: Using Play Therapy with Step Families

Scott Riviere

APT Contact hours (max 40 participants)

12:30 - 3:45pm: Brain Structure and Function in Play Therapy: Interview, Assessment, and Treatment Considerations

Dr. Rick Gaskill

5:00 - 8:15 pm: The 6 Rs of a Neuro-sequential Foundation for Play Therapy with Children

Dr. Rick Gaskill

APT Contact hours (max 40 participants)

Friday, June 25, 2021

8:30 - 11:45 am: When Play Becomes Serious: Helping Children Process Trauma Through Play Therapy

Dr. Christa Phipps

APT Contact hours (max 40 participants)

12:30 - 3:45 pm: Culturally-Responsive Play Therapy Supervision: Identity Salience and Intersectionality

Dr. Natalya Lindo

5:00 - 8:15 pm: Diversity in Sand Tray Play Therapy: Internal Family Systems Concepts in the Play Therapy Setting

Carmen Jiminez-Pride

Saturday, June 26, 2021

8:30 - 11:45 am: Tele-Supervision for Play Therapy

Dr. Jennifer Geddes Hall

APT Contact Hours (max 40 participants)

12:30 - 3:45 pm: Internal Working Models of Attachment in Play Therapy: How Automatic Patterns of Thought and Emotion Help or Hinder Progress in Healing

Dr. William Whelan

Monday, June 28, 2021

8:30 - 11:45 am: Pop culture and Multicultural Issues in Play Therapy

Dr. Amy Grybush

12:30 - 3:45 pm: Becoming an Anti-Racist Play Therapist: Strategies and Inherent Struggles

Dr. Angela Sheely-Moore and Renee Shand-Lubbers

5:00 - 8:15 pm: Connecting with Parents: Cultural Considerations for Play Therapy Parent Consultation

Dr. Peggy Ceballos

APT Contact Hours (max 40 participants)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

8:30 - 11:45 am: Integrating Cultural Humility and Social Justice in Play Therapy

Dr. Peggy Ceballos

12:30 - 3:45 pm: Building the Relationship in Adlerian PT: Phase 1

Dr. Terry Kottman

5:00 - 8:15 pm: Exploring Client's Lifestyle: Phase 2

Dr. Terry Kottman

APT Contact Hours (max 40 participants)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

8:30 - 11:45 am: Assessment of Internal Working Models of Attachment for Use in Play Therapy

Dr. William Whelan

APT Contact Hours (max 40 participants)

12:30 - 3:45 pm: Helping the Client Gain Insight: Phase 3

Dr. Terry Kottman

APT Contact Hours (max 40 participants)

5:00 - 8:15 pm: Helping the Client Make Changes: Phase 4

Dr. Terry Kottman

The Multicultural Play Therapy Center


Please contact Dr. Phyllis Post regarding program questions at or (704) 687-8961.

Please contact Dr. Victor Mack at (704) 687-8801 or if you have questions regarding registration.