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The purpose of LAPT is to advance the Practice of Play Therapy through Education, Training, and Advocacy.

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REGISTRATION for LAPT Virtual Conference on February 26 & 27, 2021.

(1/15/21) The annual LAPT conference will be held virtually February 26 & 27, 2021. Click here to REGISTER

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one time online event has been approved by APT for 12 NON CONTACT CE Hours.

It is with great pleasure that the Louisiana Association for Play Therapy board announces the speaker for our 2021 Annual Conference – Scott Riviere!

Scott Riviere (MS, LPC, RPT-S) holds a Master's of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and successfully completed the Child and Family track of the program.  Since 1996, Scott has dedicated his practice to bringing out the best in children, adolescents, and their families.  His practice in limited to children from 2-18 years old.

Kids Interactive Discovery Zone is Louisiana's first Play Therapy Institute.  K.I.D.Z., Inc. was founded in 1996 by Scott Riviere and he is fully licensed by the state of Louisiana and holds the Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credential.

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