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Past Conferences


Co-sponsored with Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge


March 7, 1997
Play, The Curative Language, presented by Wendy Beneke, Carolyn Ellender, LCSW and Rose Marie Robertson at the Catholic Life Center in Baton Rouge

September 18, 1998
Children, Play Therapy and Families presented by Eliana Gil, Ph.D., at the Catholic Life Center in Baton Rouge

June 18, 1999
Practical Magic: Doing What Works in Play Therapy presented by Denise DeSelle, LPC, Scott Riviere, LPC, and Danny Yeager, LCSW, at the Catholic Life Center in Baton Rouge

June 16, 2000
Prescriptive Play Therapy presented b by Charles Schaefer, Ph.D., at the Pennington Biomedical Center in Baton Rouge

June 8, 2001
Group Play Therapy presented by Teresa Christensen, Ph.D., Scott Rivere, LPC, Daniel Yeager, LCSW, Carolyn Ellender, LCSW, LPC, at the Pennington Biomedical Center in Baton Rouge

June 21, 2002
Creative Interventions in Play Therapy, presented by Liana Lowenstein, M.S.W., at the Pennington Biomedical Center in Baton Rouge

June 13, 2003
Building Stronger Families through Play: Filial Play Therapy presented by Rise VanFleet, Ph.D., at the Pennington Biomedical Center in Baton Rouge

January 30, 2004
Enhancing Emotional Intelligence in Children through Play Therapy presented by Diane Frey, Ph.D., at the Pennington Biomedical Center in Baton Rouge

Presented Independently by the Louisiana Association for Play Therapy


June 25, 2004
"Play and Therapy" A Combination That Works – A Glimpse into the Work of a Play Therapist presented by Judy Crow, Ed.D., Ann Landry. LCSW, Scott Riviere, LPC, and Angie Ruiz, LCSW, at the Rural Life Burden Conference Center in Baton Rouge

Co-sponsored with Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge


February 25, 2005
Treating Behavioral Problems with Child Play: Techniques of Play Therapy presented by Lawrence Shapiro, Ph.D., at the Pennington Biomedical Center in Baton Rouge

Presented with the University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA


June 17, 2005
"Play and Therapy" – A Glimpse into the Work of a Play Therapist presented by Juliana Fort, M.D., Pamela Newman, Ph.D., LeAnne Steen, Ph.D., and Danny Yeager, LCSW

Presented Independently by Louisiana Association for Play Therapy


February 24, 2006
After the Storm: Developmentally Sensitive Posttraumatic Play Therapy presented by Janine Shelby, Ph.D., RPT-S, at the Rural Life Center in Baton Rouge

Presented with Loyola University in New Orleans, LA beginning 2-day conferences


February 2-3, 2007
The Many Faces of Play Therapy (Play Therapy for the Anxious Child / Play Therapy and Adventure – Infusing your practice with FUN) presented by Jeff Ashby, Ph.D., and others in Break-Out session format on the second day

February 22-23, 2008
The Many Faces of Play Therapy (Traumatized Children in Play Therapy) presented by Byron Norton, Ed.D., and Carol Norton, Ed.D., and others in Break-Out Sessions on the second day

March 6-7, 2009
The Many Faces of Play Therapy (Family Play Therapy), presented by Sue Bratton, Ph.D., and others in Break-Out Sessions on the second day

Presented with Methodist Children's Home in Ruston, LA as 1 day conference


July 24, 2009
Filial and Play Therapy: A Team Approach to Working With Traumatized Children and Families presented by Sandy Allen, LPC, RPT-S, James Bagley, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, Judy Crow, Ed.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, Sharon Kilcoyne, LPC-S, LMFT-S and Charlene Taylor, LPC

Presented with Loyola University in New Orleans, LA as 2 Day conferences continued…


February 26-27, 2010
The Many Faces of Play Therapy (Play Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: A Prescriptive Approach)presented by Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, and others in Break-out Sessions on the second day

February 11-12, 2011
The Many Faces of Play Therapy (From Assessment to Termination: Empirically Informed Play Therapy Interventions) presented by Sueann Kenney-Noziska M.S.W, LICSW, RPT-S, and others in Break-Out Sessions on the second day

March 2-3, 2012
The Many Faces of Play Therapy (Healing the Hurting Child: The Necessary Dimensions of Child Centered Play Therapy) presented by Garry Landreth, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, and others in Break-Out Sessions on the second day

February 22-23, 2013
Many Faces of Play Therapy (What Play Therapists Need to Know about Executive Function & Child Development) presented by Danny Yeager, LCSW, RPT-S, on the 22nd and(Play Therapy Interventions for Disruptive Behavior Disorder/ Play Therapy Interventions for Adolescents) presented by Scott Rivere, LPC, RPT-S, on the 23rd.
2013 Conference Brochure

Presented with the the Counseling Center of the Methodist Children's Home in Ruston, LA and The Thomas C. Pennell Christian Counseling Center at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA


July 12, 2013
Play Therapy Across the Ages presented by Sandra Allen, LPC, RPT, Judy Crow, Ed.D., LPC, RPT-S, Sheri Davidson, LCSW, and Jodie Goens, LPC

Presented with Loyola University in New Orleans, LA as a 2 day conference continued…


Presented with Loyola University in New Orleans, LA as a 2 day conference continued… March 21-22, 2014
Many Faces of Play Therapy (Play Therapy: Theory, Techniques, and Translation) presented by Terri Krull, LCSW, BCD, RPT-S, on 3/21 and(Child Parent Relationship Therapy {CPRT} – A Ten Session Filial Therapy Model) presented by Garry Landreth Ed.D., LPC, RPT-S, on 2/22
2014 Conference Brochure

February 27-28,2015
The Many Faces of Play Therapy (Family Play Therapy: Playful Interventions for Positive Change)(Note: Eliana Gil had to cancel 48 hours prior to conference) presented by Erin Dugan, Ph.D., RPT-S, Adrianne Frischhertz, Ph.D., RPT-S, LeAnne Steene Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, and an afternoon panel discussion with Latifey Lefleur, Ph.D., RPT-S, Laura Fazio-Griffith Ph.D., RPT-S, Kristy Brumfield, Ph.D., RPT-S, and Nicole Barlett, LSCW, on the 27th. (Intergrating Play Therapy and Drama Therapy to Facilitate Attachment) presented by Erin Dugan, Ph.D., RPT-S and Teresa Dias, M.A. on the 28th.


May 1, 2015
Play Therapy Across the Ages
Broadmoor Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA
Featuring: Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S


Part I: A KIDZ Toy Box: Creative Interventions for Children
Part II: Too Cool to Play? Creative Interventions for Adolescents
6 CEUs applied for: NBCC, APT, NASW, LAPT


February 26-27, 2016 at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA
The Many Faces of Play Therapy (Trauma Informed Play Therapy) Presented by Linda Homeyer, Ph.D., LPC-S, and others in Break-Out Sessions
on the second day



February 10-11, 2017 at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA
The Many Faces of Play Therapy (Ethics 1/2 day; Childhood Anxiety 1/2 day
presented by Jeff Ashby, PhD, RPT-S on February 10th)
(Adlerian Theory presented by Terri Kottman, PhD, RPT-S on February 11th)




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