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2023 Annual Conference– Adlerian Family Play Therapy and Play Therapy Techniques for Working with Preteens and Teens
Columbia, MO June 9-10, 2023
Terry Kottman, PhD, NCC, RPT-S, LMHC
Terry Kottman, Ph.D., NCC, 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 founded the League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists (LEAPT), an organization that provides play therapy training and offers a certification program in Adlerian play therapy. Terry regularly presents workshops and writes about play therapy and about the importance of play therapists understanding videogames. She is the author or editor of 14 books, mostly about play therapy.
Nikki Pauli, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S
Nikki Pauli, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, runs a successful private practice in Cedar Falls, IA. She is passionate about walking alongside adults, children, families, and couples throughout the therapeutic process. In addition to counseling, Nikki serves as a high school youth director at Orchard Hill Church. As a former collegiate and professional track and field athlete, Nikki now uses that passion to coach high school hurdlers and teach classes at Ninja U, a ninja obstacle gym she co-owns with her husband, Jacob.
Adlerian Family Play Therapy
- Explain the rationale for family play therapy.
- Describe the 4 phases of Adlerian family play therapy.
- Describe 3 play therapy techniques they could use with families in Adlerian family play therapy.
- Describe 3 active games they could use in Adlerian family play therapy.
- Describe 3 art techniques they could use in Adlerian family play therapy.
- Describe 3 elements of Adlerian lifestyles they could use to conceptualize family members and develop a treatment plan for the family in Adlerian family play therapy.
- Describe how to talk to the family members about the “Positive Energy/Emotion/Activity Bank” and its value for the family.
- Demonstrate helping the family members generate ideas about activities that would contribute to the “Positive Energy/Emotion/Activity Bank” for the family.
Play Therapy Techniques for Working with Preteens and Teens
- Describe 3 play therapy techniques they can use to build relationships with pre-adolescent and adolescent clients.
- Describe 3 play therapy techniques they can use to explore the interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics of pre-adolescent and adolescent clients.
- Describe 3 play therapy techniques they can use to help pre-adolescent and adolescent clients gain insight into their interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics.
- Describe 3 play therapy techniques to help pre-adolescent and adolescent clients learn and practice new ways of communicating and interacting with others.
- Explain important developmental considerations when working with pre-adolescents and adolescents.
- Describe 2 play therapy techniques they can use to help improve communication, conflict resolution, and build connections between youth, their parents, and other family members.
- Explain the rationale for included parents and selected family members in play therapy sessions with pre-adolescent and adolescent clients.
Join MAPT in welcoming Terry Kottman, Ph.D., NCC, RPT-S, LMHC and Nikki Pauli, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S. Conference is scheduled for June 9 & 10, 2023. This year’s conference will be hosted IN PERSON. REGISTRATION will open January 1, 2023. Early bird pricing will be available until March 15th, 2023 at 11:59 PM.
Refunds will be given for paid continuing education training cancelled by MAPT and for when MAPT relocates training to another region of the state. For attendees who cancel 48 hours prior to the start of the training, a MAPT CREDIT will be provided to attendees for the amount paid, and can be used at a future MAPT training..
APT Provider Number: 08-223