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Adlerian Play Therapy


Adlerian play therapy was developed by Dr. Terry Kottman based on the foundational principles and work by Alfred ADlerian. Dr. Kpttman (2011) notes, “Adlerian play therapy is an active and rather directive approach to working therapeutically with children using play (toys, stories, art, drama, puppets, and role-playing) as the vehicle for communication. Adlerian play therapy combines the theoretical constructs and some of the therapeutic intervention strategies of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology with the basic premises of play therapy.” This workshop will focus on the AdPT foundational concepts in the process of play therapy.


  1. Participants will discuss 2 foundational concepts in AdPT.
  2. Participants will analyze 3 play therapy key concepts in AdPT.
  3. Participants will describe the role of the clinician, client, and caregivers in AdPT.
  4. Participants will critique 2 AdPT concepts in relation to other play therapy theoretical orientations.
  5. Participants will discuss utilizing AdPT within their own practice.
  6. Participants will practice 2 AdPT play therapy skills.
CS Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT approved provider number15-419. CS Institute maintains responsibility for the program.


  • Casie Brittain MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, EAGALA

    Casie Brittain MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, EAGALA Certified Mental Health/Equine Specialist. Mrs. Brittain is also certified in AutPlay and currently in the process of obtaining certification in TRE (Trauma Release Exercises). Mrs. Brittain has worked in a variety of settings over the past 20 years: OKDHS, community mental health, adult substance abuse residential treatment, youth & family services, mobile crisis services, and private practice. Mrs. Brittain has been a trainer for the CS Institute of Play Therapy for the past 3 years where her focus has been utilizing sensory integration for emotional and behavioral regulation for neuro-divergent children.

October 20, 2023
Fri 9:30 AM CDT
CS Institute Play Therapy- Norman Cohort- Chicks are Chickens: Play Therapy Techniques to EMpower Girls Pioneer Library, 255 S. Howard Moore OK 73160

Duration 7H 0M

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