Play Therapy

Course Offerings

Winter 2014
CO 7030 Child Centered Play Therapy (1 cr)
Instructor: Aimee Kolomick
Saturday, January 4 and Saturday, January 18, 2014; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concord

Students are prepared with therapeutic skills and experience in implementing child centered theory in the play therapy process. Class format includes lectures, discussions, personal reflection, skill development and videotaping of a session demonstrating skills for group supervision.

Spring 2014
CO 7560 Special Topics: Play Therapy in School (1 cr)
Instructors: DeeDee Nold and Lynda True-Carter
Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concord

School personnel will gain knowledge regarding appropriate play therapy methods and techniques that can be utilized within the school setting. Pre-school programs and elementary applications to individual, classroom and group interventions and thematic approaches to skill building also will be covered. Class format includes discussions, skill building and lectures.

Summer 2014
CO 7540 Special Populations in Play Therapy (1 cr)
Instructor: DeeDee Nold
Friday July 25 and Saturday, July 26, 2014; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concord

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

Fall 2014
CO 7560 Special Topics: Play Therapy and Domestic Violence (1 cr)
Instructor: Aimee Kolomick
Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 18; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concord

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.

Winter 2015
CO 7560 Special Topics: Adlerian Play Therapy (1 cr)
Instructor: Aimee Kolomick
Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 17; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concord

This course will provide counselors with the foundation of Adlerian theory that provides an explanation of how personality is formed, goals of behavior, and how people become maladjusted that leads to specific goals for therapy. Adlerian play therapy is an active and directive intervention that is suited for individual, family, and school. Class format includes lecture, discussion, and experiential learning.

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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