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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

15th Annual Play Therapy Conference

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/continuinged/playtherapy/

Department of Counseling and Student Personnel
"Adlerian Applications of Sand Tray Play Therapy”

Play Therapy

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

In this fun, experiential workshop, we will explore Adlerian applications of sand tray play therapy, a method of integrating the concepts and techniques of Individual Psychology with the practice of sand tray play therapy. Participants will learn techniques for using sand tray play therapy in establishing relationships with clients of all ages, exploring clients’ life-styles, helping clients gain insight into their lifestyles, and reorienting and reeducating clients. Through lecture and demonstration, participants will learn ways to set up non-directed, directed, and quasi-directed sand trays. They will also learn strategies for interpreting what sand trays can tell us about clients and their lifestyles and for tentatively sharing our inferences with clients. Participants will get to experience several different ways to use sand tray play therapy to explore the unique ways that Adlerians conceptualize children, teens, adults, and family members. Participants should dress comfortably and be prepared to get a little dirty playing in the sand.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Participants will learn:

Play Therapy

  • Describe how sand trays can be used in all 4 phases of Adlerian play therapy.
  • Describe the process of conducting a sand tray play therapy session.
  • Describe the types of figures needed to conduct a sand tray play therapy session.
  • Explain the difference between a non-directed, directed, and quasi-directed sand tray.
  • Explain 3 elements in considering how to interpret a sand tray.
  • Discuss the rationale for the therapist doing a sand tray for clients in the third phase of Adlerian play therapy.
DATE & TIME
  • Friday, September 20, 2019
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Centennial Student Union, Minnesota State University, Mankato
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
  • $ 160.00 Early registration through Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • $ 175.00 Registration after September 3, 2019

 

Graduate Credit Registration Information - COMING SOON
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS Approved for 6 hours
This program has been approved by:
  • The CSP Department is an Approved Provider by:
    • Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider 09-245)
    • National Board for Certified Counselors (Approved Provider 4558)
    • Minnesota licensing boards approvals are pending.
GRADUATE CREDIT OPTION

One semester hour of graduate credit can be earned through attendance at the conference and completion of an independent study project in play therapy applying the concepts presented to clinical practice. For more details and a copy of the syllabus, please contact Dr. John W. Seymour in the Department of Counseling and Student Personnel: john.seymour@mnsu.edu

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
  • 7:45 am Registration table opens
  • 8:30 am Conference begins
  • 12:00 pm Lunch break
  • 4:30 pm Conference concludes, CE certificates issued
MEALS

Lunch and refreshments during breaks are included in the registration fee for this one-day workshop. Please indicate any dietary needs during registration.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Dr. Terry Kottman founded The Encouragement Zone, a center where she provides play therapy training, life coaching, “playshops” for women, and play therapy supervision. She regularly presents engaging experiential workshops on play therapy; adventure therapy; activity-based counseling; counseling for children, adolescents, and their parents; consultation with teachers; and coaching adults. Terry’s doctorate in Counselor Education is from the University of North Texas, where she specialized in working with children and families. During her internship there, Terry developed Adlerian play therapy, an approach to counseling children that combines the ideas and techniques of Individual Psychology with the strategies of play therapy. In 2014, Terry received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Play Therapy. In 2017, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa Association for Play Therapy.

Terry’s doctorate in Counselor Education is from the University of North Texas, where she specialized in working with children and families. During her internship there, Terry developed Adlerian play therapy, an approach to counseling children that combines the ideas and techniques of Individual Psychology with the strategies of play therapy. Before returning to graduate school to pursue her doctorate, Terry worked as a special education teacher— teaching learning disabled children and children who had been diagnosed as emotionally disturbed/behavior disordered. She has two masters’ degrees—one from the University of Texas at Dallas in Special Education and one from Colorado College in Elementary Teaching.

Terry recently co-authored with Kristin Meany-Walen a new book released by Guilford, Doing Play Therapy: From Building the Relationship to Facilitating Change. She is also the author of Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy (recently released in third edition), and Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond; she is the co-author of Guidance and Counseling in the Elementary and Middle Schools with Dr. Jim Muro; co-author of Adventures in Guidance with Drs. Jeff Ashby and Don DeGraaf; and co-editor of Play Therapy in Action: A Casebook for Practitioners with Dr. Charles Schaefer.

Terry is Jacob’s mother and Rick’s wife — her most important and favorite “jobs.”

CANCELLATION POLICY

Requests for cancellation must be made in writing to the Center for Educator Partnerships and Student Supp. Refunds will be given on requests received prior to September 16, less a $20 administrative fee per registrant. Registrants can transfer their registration to another person.

LODGING

A list of affordable lodging convenient to the University is available from the Greater Mankato Chamber of Commerce by phone at 800-657-4733 or on their Web site at www.visitgreatermankato.com.

CONFERENCE SITE/DIRECTIONS

The workshop will be held in the second floor of the Centennial Student Union on the Minnesota State Mankato campus.

Mankato is in south central Minnesota at the intersection of U. S. Highway 169 (north/south) and U. S. Highway 14 (east/west), and is within a convenient driving distance of two interstate highways, I-35 (north/south) and I-90 (east-west).

Maps are available at:www.mnsu.edu/maps.

CONFERENCE PARKING

Campus parking will be available in designated areas. Early registrants (registration and payment received by September 6) will receive a complimentary parking pass and maps to Minnesota State Mankato and parking areas.

Parking maps are available at www.mnsu.edu/maps.

SPONSORSHIP

This workshop is sponsored by the Department of Counseling and Student Personnel, with support from the College of Education at Minnesota State Mankato through the Center for Educator Partnerships and Student Support. The Department of Counseling and Student Personnel is recognized by the Association for Play Therapy as an Approved Center for Play Therapy Education, offering ongoing play therapy graduate training through the Department of Counseling and Student Personnel, including CSP 654 Play Therapy, CSP 656 Advanced Play Therapy, clinical supervision, and the option of graduate credit for the annual play therapy conference.

The Minnesota State University-Mankato Department of Counseling and Student Personnel has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4558. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Minnesota State University-Mankato Department of Counseling and Student Personnel is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Questions: If you have questions about the training or how to register, contact Continuing & Professional Education at 507-389-1094, or 1-800-311-3142, or  cepd@mnsu.edu