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Trauma-informed Adlerian Play Therapy

This class is focused on the application of Adlerian play therapy (AdPT) in a trauma-informed way.


According to Adlerian theory, early life influences, such as potentially traumatic events, can have an impact on an individual’s lifestyle (his or her general orientation to life). For counselors working with children who have experienced traumatic events, it is important to have a modality to conceptualize and to provide efficacious interventions. In trauma- informed therapy, the therapist considers the widespread impact of trauma on a person’s life. This class will focus on the application of AdPT in the context of trauma. Specifically, basic tenets of AdPT will be described with the addition of how to utilize AdPT in a trauma-informed way.

4 Live Webinar CE hours (Non-Contact) (Includes 1 hour on Play Therapy Special Topics, 1.5 hours on Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories, 1 hour on Play Therapy Skills and Methods, and .5 hour on Play Therapy History).  This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar.

Participants should read JIP articles provided (Evans, 2020; Evans, 2021) in the course instructions sent upon payment.

APT Approved Provider 99-055

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.


  1. Participants will be able to discuss the basic tenets of Adlerian play therapy (AdPT) (social embeddedness, goal-directed behavior, subjective reality, and creativity).
  2. Participants will be able to describe the four phases of AdPT.
  3. Participants will be able to describe trauma-informed care.
  4. Participants will analyze how AdPT might be applied in a trauma-informed way.

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