Back to Basics: Adlerian Play Therapy
In Adlerian play therapy, therapists use the concepts of Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology to conceptualize children and their parents and teachers, while using toys, art, play material, and metacommunication to connect and communicate with them. The process of co-creating a relationship with the child through play allows therapists to communicate (mostly through metaphor, but sometimes through direct verbal interaction) in a way that facilitates exploration of the child’s patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving, helps the child gain insight into those patterns, and invites the child to make changes in any patterns that are self-defeating or destructive. Engaging the child’s parents and teachers, exploring their own lifestyles and their interaction with the child, helping them to understand the child’s patterns, and teaching them skills for improving the relationship is an integral part of the custom-designed parent and teacher consultation component of Adlerian play therapy.
Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- List and describe the four stages of Adlerian Play Therapy
- Explain how to use encouragement as a play therapy skill in Adlerian play therapy.
- List the Crucial Cs (Courage, Connect, Count, and Capable) and describe how the Crucial Cs are used in Adlerian play therapy.
- List the personality priorities (Comfort, Pleasing, Control, and Superiority) and explain how the personality priorities are used in Adlerian play therapy.
- List the goals of misbehavior (Attention, Power, Revenge, Proving Inadequacy), and explain how the goals of misbehavior are used in Adlerian play therapy.
3 APT Live Webinar CE | Foundational | Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories
This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."
About our presenter: Erica Wassenaar holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has Advanced Certification in AdPT. She teaches for the League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists (LEAPT). She is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™. She is also trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Critical Incident Stress Management, AutPlay Therapy, PCIT, and EMDR. She is also a coordinator for KIDS Hope USA program through her church.
NEAPT Members $50; Guests $60 | Limited to 50 participants
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded LIVE WEBINAR CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."
NEAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-123. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NEAPT.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than November 1, 2023. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds after November 1, 2023.
By registering for this training, you are giving NEAPT permission to add your email to our email list and you are giving permission for NEAPT to use any photographs or screenshots that are taken during the event containing your likeness for promotional purposes.