Adlerian Play Therapy (Child Therapy with the Experts Series)
by Terry Kottman, PhD
Watch Adlerian child therapist Terry Kottman in an actual play therapy session with a 5-year old boy.
Expert play therapist Dr. Terry Kottman illustrates that children communicate through play and that all play has a purpose. In this video, Dr. Kottman meets with a 5-year old boy who is split between two homes and lacking a sense of control in his life. By reflecting his actions, and using encouragement and suggestions through play, Dr. Kottman soon discovers that this young client needs to show her who’s boss. Jon Carlson and Don Keat introduce Dr. Kottman, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of this approach.
From watching this video you will:
Develop an understanding of the four phases of Adlerian play therapy including using play to build and explore the client relationship, make interpretations, and teach new skills.
Gain insight into Terry Kottman’s therapy style including using tracking, reflection of feelings, encouragement, guessing and suggestions through play.
Learn how to apply Terry Kottman’s Adlerian play therapy techniques to your own therapeutic work with children.