This training is designed for all play therapists in all settings that seek to elicit collaboration and engagement from parents during the course of treatment using play therapy. We will cover why parent consultation is critical based on seminal play therapy theories. We will also explore the use of Adlerian play therapy to assess parent’s personality priorities, crucial c’s and needs and how this information can assist to tailor feedback to be more receptive and to overcome barriers to overall engagement of parents.
- Participants will identify the role of parent sessions in play therapy from a developmental and Adlerian Play Therapy perspective
- Participants will identify what appropriate ways of sharing information from play therapy sessions with parents that still promotes trusting and positive therapeutic relationship with child
- Participants will apply understanding of personality priorities and crucial c’s to designing parent feedback throughout duration of play therapy treatment
- Participants will identify their own beliefs, bias, areas of transference, personality priorities, and crucial c’s that can impact the success of engaging parents as partners in the play therapy process
- Participants will practice skills learned through role playing common “play therapy scenarios” in which family/caregiver participation would improve the outcome
APT Approved Provider 16-457