Today’s Meeting Presentation update

Due to technical difficulties, Megan Fisher will be sending an updated Join Skype meeting link, please use the new link.  For the Audio, please call in to meeting.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Conference ID: 5716788

MWCLA Meeting Reminder – Today


A quick reminder about today’s meeting, “Children in Disasters:  Before, During and After” presented by Holly Moss-Rosen and Stephanie Steed.  We will begin promptly at 4:30.
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17207771000 (AMC)                           English (United States)
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+1 (855) 242-5962 (AMC)                   English (United States)  
Conference ID: 5716788
Colorado Local Location:  Mt. Snowmass, Children’s Hospital Colorado, 2nd floor Conference Center. 


Fall MWCLA Meeting

Please join us Tuesday, October 10 at 4:30pm for the Fall MWCLA meeting.  Stephanie and Holly will be presenting from Primary Children’s in Utah (see below for presentation information).  Colorado attendees are welcome to join us at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  We’ll be in Mt. Snowmass on the 2nd floor in the Conference Center.  There will also be an opportunity to participate remotely via Skype Business.  If you would like information on how to participate remotely, please e-mail Megan Fisher at  We look forward to seeing you on the 10th!

Fall Meeting Presentation Summary

Midwest Child Life Conference: Educate Your Mind, Rejuvenate Your Spirit

The Child Life program at American Family Children’s Hospital, along with Edgewood College, is hosting the 22nd Annual Midwest Child Life Conference Nov. 4-5.

Click links for registration and conference information.

Utah Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference

Utah Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference
September 29-30
IMC Education Center
Jungian Play Therapy
This workshop is intended to provide play therapists a cursory understanding of Jungian Analytical Play Therapy with the intention to provide them with a relevant model and structure by which they can deepen their understanding of children’s therapeutic play. 12 CEUS available. (NASW approved)
Learning Objectives-
  • Gain a clear understanding of the development of a child’s psyche through play therapy.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the development of a complex and proto-complex in play therapy.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the archetypal material involved in complex formation in play therapy.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the symbolic nature of toys in play therapy sessions.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the connection between the thematic application of the toys and the child’s complex related issues in play therapy sessions.
  • Gain an understanding of a child’s work and the process of transformation through play therapy.
  • Gain an understanding of the therapist’s role as witness, container, and interpretor during a play therapy session.
During the course of a play therapy session there are a great number of things happening. From a Jungian Analytical Play Therapy perspective, there is as much happening unconsciously as consciously, which only adds to the number of issues over which the play therapist must be aware. Over the years it has become this presenters’ experience that the more seasoned and experienced play therapist is anxious to explore more of that unconscious material, and establish a deeper understanding of the child’s behavior. This sectional will explore the deeper meaning of the child’s play to her core issues. This sectional will start by examining the structure of the child’s psyche. We will establish a theoretical core from which we can understand the child’s symptoms in relationship to how the child has processed her experiences. The dynamic relationship between the child’s conscious behavior and her deeper,  unconscious formulation of complex related material will be presented. The toys the child selects, and the themes presented by the child’s play will be examined to illustrate them as direct empirical manifestations of unconscious material. This material will be examined for clinically relevant material, and the process of transformation will be illustrated. This “deeper” look into the therapeutic play of children will assist seasoned play therapists to discover a more meaningful understanding of the play that children manifest during a play therapy session.
JP Lilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist/ Supervisor in private practice. He is published in books and journals, and taught at Brigham Young University in the graduate schools of Clinical Psychology, Social Work, and MFT for seventeen years. He is the founder of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse). He served on the Association for Play Therapy national board and a past UAPT president.

The Yellow Boat Project

At The Yellow Boat production you will hear from Tim, a youth who has battled leukemia for over 2 years, and you will see the award winning story of Benjamin, a uniquely gifted visual artist, who was born with hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. Benjamin’s buoyant imagination transforms his physical and emotional joy and pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. The show has been heralded as “a glorious affirmation of one child’s life and of the strength and courage of all children,” The play is performed by a capable cast of youth who, in preparation for their parts, have met with 8 local hospital staff members of various fields and heard personal stories from family members effected by serious illness. This research has also prepared them for the Talk Back session following the show. This educational time is organized for audience members, young and old, to interact with the show and ask questions. Finally, at some locations, a Bonfils blood drive will be present for blood donations. A helpful study guide filled with activities, questions, and resources is available to audience members prior to the performance or earlier online to enhance a group’s journey into seeing the world through the experiences of others.

You can walk a mile in others’ shoes, or sail a sea of empathy building experiences in David Saar’s award winning play The Yellow Boat! The Yellow Boat project expresses the power of imagination, empathy, and art to transform our lives, making them full of color, energy, humor, and hope, even in dark times. Prepare to sail into a new and colorful world, with ups and downs, laughter and tears. Our destination is for you to discover empathy and compassion, apply inspiration and new meaning to relationships and experiences in your world!


April 7th – Ponderosa High School10 am & 7 pm

April 8th – Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church1 pm

April 12thColorado Christian University7 pm

April 19thThe Jewish Community Center7 pm

April 23rdSkyview Presbyterian Church7 pm


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