Las Vegas Play Therapy Presents:

The Inaugural Las Vegas Children’s Mental Wellness Symposium


What About the Children?


Dates: September 26-29, 2024

Live In-Person in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Audience & Conference Goals


  • Counselors, psychologists, clinical and master social workers, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, interns, students, and other mental health professionals are welcome! 

Participants attending this conference will:

  • Learn and receive continuing education credit for licensure and play therapy credentialing purposes. 
  • Enrich knowledge of research, seminal and historical theories, skills and methods, the therapeutic powers of play, and the therapeutic alliance with children and families. 
  • Visit exhibits that feature resources and services for professionals who work with children, adolescents, and their families. 
  • Attend a reception and book signings with conference speakers
  • Connect with colleagues from all over the United States and beyond!
  • Enjoy some R&R in the fun-filled vacation destination of Las Vegas!


Methods of Instruction

Conference speakers will provide instruction in a variety of ways including audiovisual, demonstration, experiential exercises, case examples, and small and large group discussions.


CEs Provided

Total CEs provided for the entire conference will be awarded to participants who attend all events as follows:

  • 20 play therapy CE credits 
  • 22 CE credits toward licensure

CEs Provided by Sponsors Wonders Counseling Services, LLC and Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute™

Wonders Counseling Services, LLC is an Association for Play Therapy Approved Provider 12-321

Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute, LLC (a subsidiary of Wonders Counseling Services, LLC) is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7421. 

Application for CEs for national social workers and psychologists is being submitted and this information will be updated.


Nevada Social Work Board CEs Approved in Partnership with the UNLV School of Social Work. 

Schedule for Conference:

Thursday, Sept. 26

10:00 – 12:00 am Conference Check-in / Bag Storage and Hotel Registration  

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lunch on your own

12:00 – 12:30 pm Conference Opens! Welcome and Orientation   

12:30 – 2:30 pm Kickoff Keynote with Tammi Van Hollander: Play Therapy: Creating Pillars of Safety in an Unpredictable World

2:30 – 3:00 pm BREAK 

3:00 – 5:00 pm Play Therapist’s Cultural and Advocacy Competencies with Peggy Ceballos & LaKaavia Taylor

5:15 - 645 pm - Welcome Reception and Book signing with Conference Speakers with light refreshments 

645 pm - Close of day 1.  Go out and enjoy Las Vegas! 

 

6:30 pm -  

Friday, Sept. 27

7:00 am - 8:30 am Coffee & Tea

8:30 – 9:00 am Conference begins with Morning Mindfulness with Lynn Louise Wonders

8:30 - 9:00 am Announcements  

9:00 - 11:00 am Keynote Presentation with Marshall Lyles: Making Room for Ambiguity: Embracing the Stance of Not Knowing in Play Therapy

11:00 – 11:30 am BREAK

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch and Learn with Dr. Lauren Martin: Stop, Collaborate, & Listen:  The Year of the ZFG Applications, Outcomes, & Original Research

1:30 – 2:00 pm BREAK 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Play Therapy with Sexually Traumatized Children with Dr. Jodi Mullen

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm BREAK 

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Ethical Considerations in Play Therapy with High Conflict Divorce with Lynn Louise Wonders

Close of Day 2. Go out and enjoy Las Vegas! 

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

7:00 am - 8:30 am Registration – Coffee, Tea & Pastry

8:30 – 9:00 am Conference begins with Morning Mindfulness with Janet Nordine

9:00 - 11:00 am Ableist, Affirming, or a Little of Both? The Necessary Role of a Neurodiversity Affirming Play Therapist with Dr. Robert Jason Grant & Tracy Turner Bumberry

11:00 – 11:30 am BREAK

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch and Learn with Janet Nordine: Play Therapy with Children Who Are Adopted: An Adoptee Perspective

1:30 – 2:00 pm BREAK

2:00 – 4:00 pm  Mary Beth Murray - Gender Euphoria in Play Therapy

4:00 – 4:30 pm BREAK

4:30 – 6:30 pm Keynote Presentation with Felicia Carroll and Janet Nordine: Ancestors, Mentors and Inspirers  

Close of Day 3. Go out and enjoy Las Vegas! 

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 29

7:00 - 8:30 am Coffee & Tea

8:30 - 9:00 am Morning Mindfulness with Lynn Louise Wonders

9:00 – 11:00 am Play Therapy & Suicidal Ideation with Heather Fairlee Denbrough

11:00 – 11:30 am BREAK

11:30 am – 1:30   Marshall Lyles: Reflectively Yours: Understanding the Intersection of Reflections and Reflective Functioning in Sandtray-based Play Therapy

1:30 – 2:00 pm – Evaluations, Certificates and Closing of the Symposium 


Las Vegas Play Therapy Location:

The South Point Hotel and Casino at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd South. Las Vegas, NV 89183 (We are pleased to have contracted a special rate to host our attendees. You will receive the reservation code after you register).

Premium Room ~ Group room rates based on double occupancy: 

  • Wednesday September 25, 2024 - $70.00
  • Thursday September 26, 2024 - $70.00
  • Friday September 27, 2024 - $160
  • Saturday September 28, 2024 $160
  • Sunday September 29, 2024 - $70

Plus 13% room tax and $18 resort fee per night.

Resort fee includes:

  • Hotel Wi-Fi
  • FREE parking or Valet (with gratuity appreciated) 
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Fitness Center access 
  • In room Keurig coffee maker 
  • Business Center with computer access
  • Free local / Toll Free calls

Fees for Conference

Early Bird
SAVE $100!

$

499

EXTENDED through June 1, 2024

Early Bird, Nevada discount code – SilverState - $50 off early bird price (must provide Nevada license information or student information in registration)

Early Bird – Intern / Student price
SAVE 100!

$

399

EXTENDED through June 1, 2024

Early Bird, Nevada discount code – SilverState - $50 off early bird price (must provide Nevada license information or student information in registration)

Choose your plan

Full Price

$

599

Early Bird, Nevada discount code – SilverState - $20 off early bird price (must provide Nevada license information or student information in registration)

Full Price – Intern / Student price

$

499

Early Bird, Nevada discount code – SilverState - $20 off early bird price (must provide Nevada license information or student information in registration)

Refund Policy:

A full refund will be available minus a $75 administrative fee until April 30, 2024.

A 50% refund will be available minus a $75 administrative fee from May 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024.

No refunds will be available after June 30, 2024 due to non-refundable financial commitments of conference organizers to the venue.

Registrations may be transferred to another person without penalty only if the original registrant notifies info@lasvegasplaytherapy.com in writing by or before September 1, 2024. 


Conference organizers reserve the right to cancel this conference in the event of unforeseen circumstances. If such occurs, Las Vegas Play Therapy will seek to notify registrants at least 14 calendar days prior to the conference and refund all registration, workshop, and continuing education fees. In all instances, the liability of Las Vegas Play Therapy, Wonders Counseling Services, LLC, and Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute is limited to refunding such fees.


Financial Declaration: 

The presenters are compensated for their content and presentations. The presenters have no conflicts of interest.


Privacy of Participants:

The privacy of all attendees assuredly will be maintained from registration through receipt of certificate of completion.

Policy for Complaints: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the quality of this course or any other issue related to this training institute, please email us at info@lasvegasplaytherapy.com or info@mindfulnessbasedtherapytraining.com and we will respond within 48 business hours.


Accessibility Accommodations:

Las Vegas Play Therapy, Wonders Counseling Services, LLC, and Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute, LLC understands there are many different ways people need to access learning information and materials and our company is committed to providing ADA compliant content to the public for physical, visual, and auditory disabilities. To request an accommodation, please email us info@lasvegasplaytherapy.com at least 2 weeks prior to the conference dates and we will work to fulfill your request promptly.


Non-discrimination Policy:

Las Vegas Play Therapy, Wonders Counseling Services, LLC and Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute, LLC do not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity on the basis of gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, organizational membership, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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