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NMAPT Annual Conference

April 22-23, 2022

We are very excited to be planning our annual conference for 2022 to be in person in Albuquerque! We are finalizing details, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter and watch our social media for more information!


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Each 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.

Meet Sophia!

Sophia Ansari, LPCC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and is the coordinator for the Midwest Play Therapy Institute in Chicago, IL. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She provides workshops
on play therapy to mental health professionals and educates parents and teachers on the importance of play as it relates to development and learning in the school setting. She is a passionate research trainer who has bridged her knowledge of neuroscience and creative therapies to provide in-depth, highly experiential trainings at local, state and national events and conferences. Sophia co-hosts Hero Nation, a podcast on the Geek Therapy Network, which celebrates diversity in the media and explores how to use geek culture in therapy. She co-authored the chapter, “Flourishing After the Origin Story: Using Positive Psychology to Explore Well-being in Superheroes and Supervillains” in the book, Using Superheroes and Villains in Counseling and Play Therapy: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (edited by Lawrence C. Rubin). Sophia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wright State University and her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati. Sophia enjoys speaking at comic-
cons and sharing her passion for all things geek!


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