Play Therapy

Course Offerings

Summer 2016
CO 7040 Special Populations in Play Therapy (1 cr)
Instructor: DeeDee Nold
Friday and Saturday, August 5-6, 2016; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concord

This course offers an in depth study of special client populations including spectrum disorders, sensory deficits, ADHD, and children with dysregulation and anger issues. Efficacy-based play therapy methods and assessments will be discussed. Class format includes lectures, discussions, reflections, case histories and skill development.

Fall 2016
CO 7560 Adlerian Play Therapy (1 cr)
Instructor: Aimee Kolomick
Friday October 21 and Saturday, October 29, 2016; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concord

This course will provide counselors with the foundation of Adlerian theory applied to play therapy. Participants will learn about personality priorities, goals of behavior, and how people become maladjusted when four critical needs are not met. Adlerian play therapy is an activity based and directive intervention that is suited for individual, family and school counseling settings. Class format includes lecture, discussion, and experiential learning.

Winter 2016- 2017
CO 7560 Special Topics: Play Therapy with Abused Children (1 cr)
Instructors: Amiee Kolomick
Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 21, 2017; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Plymouth

This course will provide counselors with knowledge to form a solid case conceptualization and skills to implement integrative play therapy interventions with children affected by domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other interpersonal violence. Class format includes lecture, discussion, and experiential learning. Guest speakers discuss professional collaboration and personal experience as parents participating in play therapy with their children.

Spring 2017
CO 7030 Expressive Play Therapies (1 cr)
Instructor: DeeDee Nold
Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, 2017; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concord

Gain skills in the use of metaphoric play therapies. A broad overview of expressive methods including sand tray therapy, bibliotherapy, and puppet play will be explored and related to current play theraphy theoretical models. Class format includes lectures, discussions, sand tray exploration and skill development.

Note: A one-credit PSU play therapy course is equivalent to 22.5 education hours towards the 150 required by the Association for Play Therapy.

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