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In this class, you will learn and practice Adlerian play therapy skills and techniques for establishing relationships with clients, exploring clients' life-styles, helping clients gain insight into their lifestyles, and reorienting and reeducating clients. You will also learn the basics of conceptualizing and treatment planning for Adlerian play therapy.
Financial aid may be available for this class. Go to https://adlerianplaytherapy.com/financial-aid-for-leapt-classes/ for details.
In this class, the instructor will use discussion, encouragement, videos, role playing, and actual work with children to help you refine your skills so that you will be able to use play therapy skills and techniques to (a) build relationships with children; (b) explore children's lifestyles; (c) help children gain insight into their lifestyles; and (d) help children make changes in their thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviors. You will also learn and practice strategies for developing a conceptualization of the child and consulting with parents and teachers as a part of the Adlerian play therapy process. Built into this class is the opportunity to make videos of your practice with a child in the playroom and receive supervision from the instructor. This emphasis in this class is on play therapy skills, Adlerian theory as applied to play therapy, and working with specific populations using Adlerian play therapy. Required reading before class: Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy (3rd ed.) (Kottman & Meany-Walen, 2016).
35 CE hours (Contact) and 5 hours of play therapy supervision (includes 20 hours on Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories, 11 hours on Play Therapy Skills and Methods, 3 hours on Play Therapy Special Topics, and 1 hour on the History of Play Therapy)
APT Approved Provider 99-055
Progress toward masters degree in mental health
Required reading before class: Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy (3rd ed.) (Kottman & Meany-Walen, 2016).
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: