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NMAPT Annual Conference
April 23, 2022  9am - 4 pm MST   Live via Zoom

AutPlay® Therapy: Introduction and Foundations

with Dr. Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, RPT-S

This training presents an introduction to AutPlay Therapy, an integrative family play therapy approach to working with autistic children and adolescents, neurodivergent children, and children with developmental disabilities. The phases of treatment, primary and secondary target needs, and parent involvement will be covered. Several play therapy interventions designed for addressing the mental health needs of autistic and neurodivergent children will also be presented through experiential participation, session clips, and case examples. 


Learning Objectives:
1) Identify the components of AutPlay Therapy including the phases of therapy and parent/family involvement.
2) Outline the theoretical underpinnings of AutPlay Therapy including play therapy theories and approaches.
3) Demonstrate the assessment process in AutPlay Therapy.
4) Identify play strengths and differences and how to structure effective play therapy interventions for autistic children.
5) Explain neurodiversity in play therapy.
6) List several play therapy interventions used in AutPlay Therapy.

For those who attend the one day AutPlay Introduction and Foundations, they can then complete the full certification through our home study training at a discounted rate.


Ticket Information:

NMAPT-APT Members: $90 

Non-Members: $115

Seating is limited to comply with APT regulations on contact CEs via Zoom trainings.

Meet Robert!


Dr. Robert Jason Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents and families, including working with neurodivergent children (autism, ADHD, sensory differences, learning disorders and developmental disabilities). He is the creator of AutPlay Therapy, an integrative family play approach. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapist and trained in EMDR.

He is an international speaker and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counseling Association, and the World Autism Congress. 

Dr. Grant is currently serving as the chair on the board of direction for the Association for Play Therapy. He is a part time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University. 

This training session will offer 6 CE hours. NMAPT is an approved provider by NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board Approved Provider #0179331 and the Association for Play Therapy Approved Provider 03-132.


*Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals and graduate students in a mental health program.

AutPlay Therapy Clinic has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6595. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AutPlay Therapy Clinic is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit to learn more about NBCC.


Robert Jason Grant Ed.D is an APT Approved Provider #12-318 for continuing education. Most trainings are approved for APT continuing education, but each individual training listing should be reviewed to identify the type and amount of continuing education offered. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (6 hrs) CONTACT CE Hours. Visit to learn more about APT (Association for Play Therapy).


Robert Jason Grant Ed.D is a Certified Training Partner for IBCCES (International Board for Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) #CE159432, offering continuing education for the Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate credentials. Most trainings are approved for IBCCES continuing education, but each individual training listing should be reviewed to identify the type and amount of continuing education offered


Cancellation is available until April 3, 2022 minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds after April 4th.