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Terry Kottman

Terry PhotoTerry Kottman, Ph.D., RPT-S, LMHC, developed Adlerian play therapy, an approach to working with children, families, and adults that combines the ideas and techniques of Individual Psychology and play therapy.  She regularly teaches classes and writes about play therapy.  She is the author of Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond, co-author (with Kristin Meany-Walen) of Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy (3rd ed.)and Doing Play Therapy: From Building the Relationship to Facilitating Change, and several other books. In 2014, she won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Play Therapy, in 2017, she won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa Association for Play Therapy, and in 2020, she was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.   She is also Jacob's mom and Rick's wife, the best accomplishments of her lifetime of striving. 


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