Summer Institute

Summer Institute 2023
June 26-30 Denton, TX! 
In Person

Registration opens March 20, 2023 at 9:00 AM CT
Registration closes June 15, 2023 at 5:00 PM CT

We are thrilled to be celebrating our 35th birthday during our Summer Institute. Come celebrate with us and learn from vibrant speakers from across the country to discuss topics including:

  • Power and Purpose in Your Parent Consultations: How to Enhance Your Play Therapy with Effective Partnerships
  • Adlerian Play Therapy: Playing to Connect and Encourage
  • Exploring and Enhancing Play Therapists’ Multicultural Awareness and Social Justice Advocacy
  • Discovering Meaning in Play Therapy When There Seems to be No Meaning
  • The Ethical Play Therapist: An In-Depth Understanding of Complex Processes When Working with Children
  • Sandtray and More Play Therapy-Based Expressive Interventions Across the Lifespan

We sincerely hope that you can join us in Denton, TX!

In 1973, the Center for Play Therapy at UNT began hosting the annual play therapy conference with nationally recognized authorities in play therapy. The CPT Summer Institute continues to attract hundreds of practitioners and educators from around the globe every year for this unique, grounded play therapy training experience. Daily workshops are facilitated by leaders in the field of play therapy and include both didactic and experiential learning components. Come join a community of play therapists in this exciting, hands-on, experiential learning setting, specifically focused on becoming more grounded, knowledgeable, and facilitative play therapists!