In this online class, the instructors will use discussion, encouragement, videos, role playing, and actual work with groups of children to help you refine your skills so that you will be able to use group play therapy skills and techniques to (a) build relationships with group members; (b) explore group members’ lifestyles; (c) help group members gain insight into their lifestyles; and (d) help group members make changes in their thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviors. You will also learn and practice strategies for developing conceptualization of each of the members of a group and develop treatment plans for individual members and the group as a whole as part of the group Adlerian play therapy process. Built into this class is the opportunity and consulting to make videos of your practice with a small group of children and receive feedback from the instructors about your group play therapy skills. This emphasis in this class is on group play therapy skills and activities appropriate for group play therapy and Adlerian theory as applied to group play therapy. Required reading before class: Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy (3rd ed.) (Kottman & Meany-Walen, 2016).Due to Rebecca's teaching load at the university, this class has been divided into two sections:
League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists (LEAPT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7402. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists (LEAPT) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: