Trauma-Informed Adlerian Play Therapy

May 19, 2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time


May 19, 2023

9:00 AM - 1:00PM Eastern Time

6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time


Live Webinar

Course Materials:

Description:Trauma-Informed Adlerian Play Therapy

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.

Learning Objectives:

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.

Your Instructor

Erica Wassenaar, MA, RPT-S
Erica Wassenaar, MA, RPT-S
Erica Wassenaar holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wayne State College. She is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She also has Advanced Certification in Adlerian Play Therapy, and teaches Adlerian Play Therapy. She also holds a Level II certification in AutPlay Therapy, which is play therapy specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is also trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction, Critical Incident Stress Management. EMDR. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, Iowa Association of Play Therapy, and Erica is also a member of the NWIA Crisis Intervention Stress Management Team in which she leads debriefing for area first responders and law enforcement. She is also a coordinator for KIDS Hope USA program through her church. Erica's greatest accomplishment is being a mom to her three kids and a wife.

CE Information:

The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

APT CE Hour Area: Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theory (4)

Please Note: The CE certificate will be awarded within 3 business days to those who attend the entire webinar, complete a multiple choice test, and fill out course evaluations. No partial credit will be given. Play Therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

All of our Live Webinars meet APT's definition of a Live Webinar for 4 non-contact CE. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

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