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2021 Annual Conference | Virtual

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2021 IL-APT 2-Day Virtual Conference with Terry Kottman and Nikki Pauli

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The Illinois Association for Play Therapy is excited to offer a virtual two-day training opportunity for mental health therapists and graduate students featuring Terry Kottman Phd, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S and Nikki Nelson Pauli, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S. Non-contact CEs will be available for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Play Therapy with 6 non-contact CEs offered for each day of attendance. Don't miss out on this fantastic two-day conference for therapists presented by the Illinois Association for Play Therapy. Register today!

**Group Registration discount of 15% for organizations registering groups of 5 or more together for member or non-member tickets.**

Day 1: Adlerian Play Therapy

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Non-Contact CE Hours: 6

Description

In this fun, interactive workshop, Terry Kottman, "inventor" of Adlerian play therapy, and Nikki Pauli, extraordinary teacher of Adlerian play therapy, will introduce you to Adlerian play therapy, a method of integrating the concepts and techniques of Individual Psychology with the practice of play therapy. You will learn skills and techniques for establishing relationships with children, exploring children’s lifestyles, helping them gain insight into their lifestyles, and working on helping them develop and practice more adaptive ways of behaving, thinking, and feeling. We will also explore Adlerian strategies for conceptualizing children and the significant adults in their lives.

Objectives:

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

1. List the four stages of Adlerian play therapy.

2. Describe what life style is and why thinking about it is important in Adlerian play therapy.

3. Explain how tracking, restatement of content, and reflecting feelings are used in Adlerian play therapy.

4. Explain how to use encouragement as a play therapy skill in Adlerian play therapy.

5. Describe 2 Adlerian play therapy strategies they could use with clients to foster the mastery of the Crucial Cs (Courage, Connect, Count, and Capable).

6. Describe 2 Adlerian play therapy strategies they could use to help clients shift their patterns of thinking, feeling, and/or behaving.

7. List the goals of misbehavior (Attention, Power, Revenge, Proving Inadequacy), and explain how the goals of misbehavior are used in Adlerian play therapy.

8. Describe 3 Adlerian play therapy techniques they could use for exploring the client’s lifestyle or helping the client gain insight.

Day One Schedule

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Session

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Lunch Break & IL-APT Business Meeting

1:00 PM-4:00 PM Afternoon Session

Day 2: Adlerian Family Play Therapy

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Non-Contact CE Hours: 6

Description

Wear comfortable clothes and come prepared to play in this fun experiential workshop designed to teach you exciting new ways to include families in the play therapy process. You will learn play therapy techniques, active games, and art activities to involve the various members of a family in play therapy and use the power of play to help them communicate more clearly, strengthen relationships, and solve problems more efficiently. We will also explore effective Adlerian strategies for engaging parents and children in the therapeutic process and helping them to understand themselves and the other members of their families.

Learning Objectives:

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the rationale for family play therapy.

2. Describe the 4 phases of Adlerian family play therapy.

3. Describe 3 play therapy techniques they could use with families in Adlerian family play therapy.

4. Describe 3 active games they could use in Adlerian family play therapy.

5. Describe 3 art techniques they could use in Adlerian family play therapy.

6. Describe 3 elements of Adlerian lifestyles they could use to conceptualize family members and develop a treatment plan for the family in Adlerian family play therapy.

7. Describe how to talk to the family members about the "Positive Energy/Emotion/Activity Bank" and its value for the family.

8. Demonstrate helping the family members generate ideas about activities that would contribute to the "Positive Energy/Emotion/Activity Bank" for the family.

Day Two Schedule

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Session

About the Speakers

Nikki Pauli runs a successful private practice in her college turned home town of Cedar Falls, IA. She is passionate about walking alongside adults, children, families, and couples. In addition to counseling, Nikki serves as a high school youth director at Orchard Hill Church. As a former collegiate and professional track and field athlete, Nikki now uses that passion to coach high school hurdlers and teach classes at Ninja U, a ninja obstacle gym she co-owns with her husband, Jacob. Other than TerryKottman, founder of the League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists (LEAPT), Nikki is the first person to teach week-long Adlerian play therapy and Adlerian applications of sand tray play therapy for LEAPT. She also teaches Adlerian Family Play Therapy and Conceptualizing and Treatment Planning in Adlerian Play Therapy for LEAPT.

Terry Kottman, Ph.D., RPT-S, LMHC, founded the League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists (LEAPT) and the Encouragement Zone, where she provides play therapy training and "playshops" for women. Terry developed Adlerian play therapy, an approach to working with children, families, and adults that combines the ideas and techniques of Individual Psychology and play therapy. She regularly teaches classes and writes about play therapy. She is the author of Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond, co-author (with Kristin Meany-Walen) of Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy (3rd ed.) and Doing Play Therapy: From Building the Relationship to Facilitating Change, and several other books. In 2014, she won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Play Therapy, and in 2017, she won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa Association for Play Therapy.

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please reach out to our event coordinator Keri Sawyer- ilaptvicepresident@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?

Refund of ticket price minus any service fees retained by our payment processor is available on or before June 11, 2021.

The Illinois Association for Play Therapy is an authorized CE provider for: Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider #99-076); NBCC (ACEP # 5897); State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Social Workers (# 159.001204), Marriage & Family Therapists (#168.000234), and Counselors (#197.000278). ILAPT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

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