Brief Introduction to Adlerian Play Therapy
How BRC Implements it with Our Residents
Program recorded Thursday, January 21, 2021
Sand trays, storytelling, games and more! In this webinar, you’ll learn the basics of Adlerian Play Therapy. Adlerian Play Therapy is one of the most commonly used forms of play therapy. Developed by Terry Kottman in the early 1990s and based on the work of Alfred Adler, it provides a clinical theoretical approach to working with children and families. This webinar will equip you with a basic understanding of Adlerian Play Therapy and how it’s used in a residential care setting.
- Participants will be able to define play therapy and describe why it’s used with children.
- Participants will be able to identify the four “crucial C’s” and explain their use in Adlerian Play Therapy.
- Participants will be able to identify the four personality priorities and explain their use in Adlerian Play Therapy.
- Participants will be able to describe at least three basic play therapy skills.
***One free CE available from National Association of Social Workers (NASW)***
Clinton Germond, LPC NCC RPT-S, entered the mental health field as a direct care staff in 2002 and graduated with his Master’s degree in counseling in 2007. Mysteriously he made it all the way through graduate school without hearing of play therapy. Later that same year he saw his first presentation on play therapy, and knew this was the way he wanted to provide therapy for the rest of his career.
Since that time, Germond earned his certification first as a Registered Play Therapist (2013) and later as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (2019). He has had a wonderful opportunity to learn Adlerian Play Therapy from, its founder, Terry Kottman, Ph.D., RPT-S, NCC, LMHC, and he is currently pursuing certification as a Certified Adlerian Play Therapist.
Germond has been working at The Barry Robinson Center since 2016 where he gets the honor of improving the lives of children through the power of play.