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AdPT 4:

Parent Consultation in
Adlerian Play Therapy

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Course Description

All play therapists know it is important to include parents in the play therapy process, right? Then why is it that we, as therapists, come up with so many reasons not to include parents in the play therapy process? In this class, we will identify barriers to effective parent consultation and come up with a plethora of reasons why we, as play therapists, need to incorporate parent consultation as a regular component of our play therapy practice. This fun and interactive two-day play therapy class will provide a new way of understanding the parent consultation process. You will leave with many new ways to conceptualize parents and fun new techniques for engaging parents in the play therapy process.

 

Course Objectives

After the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of Adlerian play therapy that relate to parent consultation.

  2. List the four phases in parent consultation in Adlerian play therapy.

  3. Explain at least two rationale for incorporating parent consultation into their work with children in Adlerian play therapy.

  4. List at list four barriers that keep play therapists from doing parent consultation.

  5. List 2 creative ways to include parents in the play therapy process if attending sessions regularly is not an option.

  6. Describe at least 2 techniques they can use to build a relationship with parents in Phase One of Adlerian play therapy. 

  7. Describe at least 2 techniques that they can use with parents to explore parents’ life style in Phase Two of Adlerian play therapy.

  8. Describe least 2 techniques they can use to increase parents’ insight in Phase Three of parent consultation in Adlerian play therapy.

  9. Describe at least 2 techniques they can use to help parents practice new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving in Phase Four of parent consultation in Adlerian play therapy.

  10. Describe at least 3 temperament characteristics to parents during a consultation in Adlerian play therapy.

  11. Describe 3 reasons it is important to conduct parent consultation sessions.

  12. Explain the rational for going through all 4 phases of Adlerian play therapy parent consultation.

  13. Explain the process of building a relationship with the parents in Adlerian play therapy parent consultation.

  14. Explain the process of exploring the parents’ lifestyle in Adlerian play therapy.

  15. Explain the process of helping parents to gain insight in Adlerian play therapy parent consultation.

  16. Explain the process of helping parents to practice new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving (re-education/re-orientation) in Adlerian Play Therapy.

  17. Demonstrate 3 techniques for building a relationship with parents in Adlerian play therapy.

  18. Demonstrate 3 techniques for exploring parent’s lifestyle in Adlerian Play Therapy.

  19. Demonstrate 3 techniques for helping parents to gain insight in Adlerian Play Therapy.

  20. Demonstrate 3 techniques for helping parents to practice new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving in Adlerian play therapy.

  21. Recognize at least one characteristic of a parent who is struggling with each of the four Crucial Cs in the parent consultation component of Adlerian play therapy. 

Prerequisites

Completion of AdPT 3

 

Methodology

  1. Multimedia Lectures

  2. Trainings with opportunities for self-reflection and group discussion

  3. Individual and group activities for processing

 

Certification of Attendance

Certificate of Attendance - will be presented to the participant at the end of each course.

Certificate Recognition

This Certificate of Attendance is jointly awarded by Healing Hearts Centre and LEAPT inc.

Certificate training hours are recognised by the Association for Play Therapy (Singapore) for the individual who is working towards their Registered Play Therapist qualifications.

Course Trainers

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Abigail Lee

Founder of Healing Hearts Centre

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Nikki Pauli

LEAPT Trainer