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BAPT VIRTUAL Conference 2020 – 31st July/1st August

Working with Children with Additional Needs

 BAPT’s 1st ever VIRTUAL CONFERENCE went down a storm, but if you missed the live event, fear not, the recordings of BOTH days are still available.

The conference keynotes and main workshop presentations were professionally live-streamed on the above dates, but you still have the opportunity to access the recording of the event for up to 28 days UNTIL END OCTOBER 2020!    There will also be access to the pre-recorded additional workshops and presentations for the same period post conference.  Links to access the recordings as follows:

The links will take you through the process of registering and payment directly.

Conference Programme:

Friday 31st July 

  • 9.15 – 15.00      All Day Workshop – Nick Smith – An introduction to Sensory Attachment Intervention
  • 15.15 -16.15     WORKSHOP – Anna Bowyer and Lynne Phelps – Play Therapy in Palliative Care

BONUS WORKSHOP – Lisa Waycott and Amy Miles – A Reflective Discussion about Working through COVID 19 from initial lock down to reopening a practice

 Saturday 1st August

  • 9.15 – 10.30     KEYNOTE – Raelene Dundon – Pathological Demand Avoidance in the Therapy Room
  • 10.30 -11.30     WORKSHOP – Raelene Dundon – Using Creative Therapeutic Approaches to Support Children with the PDA Profile of Autism
  • 11.45 – 12-30     KEYNOTE – Dr Stephanie Satariano – Masking in ASD
  • 12-30 – 13.30    WORKSHOP – Dr Stephanie Satariano – Video Interactive Guidance in families with additional needs.
  • 14.00 – 15.15    KEYNOTE – Tim Rossow – Complex Behaviours in SEN children and the Role of the Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • 15.15 – 16.15    WORKSHOP – Tim Rossow – Understanding Challenging behaviours in Children
  •  16.30 – 17.30   WORKSHOP – Audrey Lee and Roshni Ibbitson – Play Therapy in Primary Schools


Clinical Supervision and Processing Shame – Simon Kerr Edwards –We need to be thoughtful about how as supervisees and supervisors we approach feelings of shame both in our therapy work but also in the room with each other. This workshop will present some ideas of how to approach these feelings in supervision and how they may have become heightened during the current pandemic.  

Understanding Tele-Play TherapySonia Murray. This brief workshop will give an overview of Tele-Play Therapy.  It will give a short overview of Tele-Play Therapy from a humanistic child centred approach and briefly examine some of the ethical and legal complexities of Tele-Play Therapy.  It will provide an introductory knowledge of the different considerations for effective Tele-Play Therapy.

Full Downloadable Conference ProgrammeVirtual conference Plan

CPD Credits: The conference is awarded 6.5 hours on Friday 31st and 7.5 hours Sat 1st. 

N.B. A date for your 2021 Diary – 19th/20th March for BAPT’s next Conference.