Black Play Therapy

2024 Black Play Therapy Symposium: Healing Trauma Through Ancestral Roots

Please carefully read the following terms and conditions (“Terms”) before registering for and participating in the 2024 Black Play Therapy Symposium (the “Symposium”) hosted by The Black Play Therapy Society (the “Symposium Organizer”). By registering for and attending the Symposium, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms.

1. Registration and Payment:

Registration is required to attend the Symposium. Payment of the registration fee is due upon registration. Details about registration fees, deadlines, and payment methods are available on the Symposium website.

  • Attendees must complete the Symposium registration process, including payment of the specified registration fees, by the deadlines on the Symposium website.
  • The Symposium Organizer reserves the right to refuse or cancel registrations at its discretion.

2. Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Symposium Organizer. Refunds will be provided according to the Symposium’s cancellation policy, as specified on the Symposium website. Refund requests must adhere to the stated deadlines.

  • Regrettably, because of the financial commitment to the venue, total registration fees are non-refundable, except as specified in the Event Cancellation Policy. However, we will offer a one-time transfer to the next Black Play Therapy Symposium or a 50% refund if requested in writing to by May 13, 2024.
  • All refunds will be made within 45 days in its original form of payment.

3. Substitution Policy:

Substitutions of registered attendees may be allowed but must be requested in writing to and approved by the Symposium Organizer. The substitute attendee must meet all registration requirements.

  • Substitute requests must be received by May 13, 2024.

4. Code of Conduct:

All Symposium attendees are expected to conduct themselves professionally and respectfully. Harassment, discrimination, disruptive behavior, or any inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Attendees must adhere to the Symposium’s Code of Conduct.

  • Attendees should report any code of conduct violations to Symposium staff promptly.

5. Photography and Recording:

Attendees acknowledge and agree that the Symposium Organizer may record, photograph, or capture their image, voice, or likeness in audio and/or video format during the Symposium. The Symposium Organizer may use these recordings for promotional, educational, or other lawful purposes, as outlined in the Video/Audio Recording Release Statement on the Symposium website.

6. Liability Disclaimer:

The Symposium Organizer and its affiliates shall not be held liable for any loss, injury, damage, or theft of personal property incurred by attendees during the Symposium. Attendees are responsible for their own well-being and belongings.

  • The Symposium Organizer, its employees, volunteers, and affiliates shall not be held liable for any loss, damage, injury, or harm to Attendees, their property, or any third party arising out of or in connection with their attendance at the Symposium.

7. Force Majeure:

The Symposium Organizer shall not be responsible for delays, cancellations, or disruptions of the Symposium due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including acts of nature, war, civil unrest, labor strikes, or government regulations.

8. Changes to Event:

The Symposium Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the Symposium schedule, program, speakers, or venue as necessary. Updated information will be posted on the Symposium website, and attendees will be notified of significant changes.

9. Event Access:

Attendees must adhere to all access requirements and security measures put in place by the Symposium Organizer, including badge checks and identity verification.

  • Unauthorized access to Symposium events, sessions, or materials is strictly prohibited.

10. Intellectual Property

The Symposium Organizer and presenters own all rights to Symposium materials, presentations, and content. Attendees may not reproduce, distribute, or share these materials without written permission.

11. Privacy and Data Use:

Attendees’ personal data will be collected and used in accordance with the Privacy Policy published on the Symposium website.

12. Networking and Engagement:

Attendees are encouraged to engage in networking and educational opportunities provided during the Symposium. The Symposium Organizer may provide guidelines and instructions for networking activities.

13. Applicable Law:

These Terms shall be governed by and construed under the laws of Virginia.

14. Contact Information:

For inquiries, concerns, or to report any violations of the Code of Conduct, please contact

15. Acceptance of Terms:

By registering for and attending the 2024 Black Play Therapy Symposium: Healing Trauma Through Ancestral Roots, Attendees acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

  • Attendees acknowledge and agree to comply with all Symposium policies, including but not limited to the Event Cancellation Policy, Code of Conduct, and Privacy Policy, as published on the Symposium website.
  • Attendees must follow any additional rules or guidelines communicated by the Symposium Organizer during the event.

These Terms and Conditions are effective as of December 17, 2023.

Symposium Organizer (BPTS):

Althea T. Simpson – Founder

Black Play Therapy Symposium

December 17, 2023