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CS Institute - T-1-Cohort - Adlerian Play Therapy


Adlerian play therapy was developed by Dr. Terry Kottman based on the foundational principles and work by Alfred Adlerian. Dr. Kottman (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.


  • Sharolyn Wallace PhD, LCSW, RPT-S, IMH-E®

    Sharolyn Wallace PhD, LCSW, RPT-S, IMH-E® has worked with children and families for over 30 years. She has served on the APT Board of Directors and OKAPT and currently serves on the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Dr. Wallace has authored six children’s books and APT magazine articles. She is the Professor of Human Services at Tulsa Community College and Faculty Director for the Center for Addiction Prevention and Recovery Support.

January 5, 2024
Fri 9:30 AM CST
Adlerian Play Therapy- T-1 Cohort Tulsa Tech Lemley Campus 3420 S. Memorial Tulsa OK 74145 Room: Client Service Center Room 1417

Duration 7H 0M

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