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The final step to becoming certified...


For the final step of the certification process, the candidate will submit a certification evaluation portfolio. This portfolio will include:

  • An Adlerian Play Therapy Evaluation Endorsement form and a letter of support from the Approved Adlerian Play Therapy Consultant who conducted the consultation sessions with the candidate.  This letter should address the candidate's strengths and struggles and contain suggestions for future areas of growth in Adlerian play therapy.
  • A 25-30-minute video recording of a play therapy session from Phase 3 or Phase 4 that demonstrates mastery of the hallmark Adlerian play therapy skills of:
    • encouragement;
    • metacommunication;
    • a variety of directive and nondirective play techniques for helping the child gain insight into his or her lifestyle, and/or reorienting/reeducating the child (e.g., art techniques, metaphor design and storytelling, movement strategies, adventure techniques, sand tray activities).
  • This tape will be evaluated using the checklist from the Adlerian Play Therapy Treatment Manual to ensure that the candidate are demonstrating treatment fidelity to the Adlerian play therapy model.
  • A written case report that describes the client from the video recording.  This case report must include:
    • the session number,
    • the phase of therapy (needs to be either Phase 3 or 4),
    • a description of the presenting problem,
    • a narrative delineating the elements of the Adlerian play therapy lifestyle conceptualization;
    • treatment goals that reflect the elements of the Adlerian play therapy treatment plan.    
  • Upon completion of the evaluation process, the candidate will be placed on the list of Certified Adlerian Play Therapist and receive a letter of celebration and official certificate from Dr. Kottman.


Beginning Adlerian Play Therapy

Advanced Adlerian Play Therapy

Conceptualizing and Treatment Planning


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