Adlerian Play Therapy through a Neurobiology Lens
presented by Dalena Dillman Taylor, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S
The first six years of life are the most influential period of neuronal growth and the most vulnerable to maltreatment. Advancements in neuroscience provide theoretical and conceptual support for principles and practices of Adlerian play therapy (AdPT) for young children. In this online workshop, the presenter will (a) examine Adlerian play therapy through a neuroscientific lens, specifically the Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) framework pioneered by Dan Siegel (2012), outline specific interventions from AdPT complimentary to neuroscience research that supports the positive growth of children, and (c) guide participants in connecting these philosophies (AdPT and IPNB) through case examples, activities, and discussion.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- describe the foundational skills of Adlerian Play Therapy
- identify and draw connections between theoretical principles of Adlerian play therapy and principles of Interpersonal Neurobiology.
- describe specific play therapy techniques that are IPNB-focused within each phase of Adlerian play therapy.
Session limited to 40 participants.
2 APT Contact CE - Seminal Theory & Play Therapy Special Topics
Please note that CEs are only for APT hours.
Level of training: Beginner
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Dr. Dalena Dillman Taylor is an associate professor in counselor education, specializing in play therapy with young children. She is a licensed mental health counselor, a registered play therapist-supervisor, and a qualified supervisor. She has extensive training in play therapy, filial therapy, and Adlerian play therapy. Dr. Dillman Taylor is the play therapy certificate coordinator at the University of Central Florida, the Director and Founder of the Center for Play Therapy Research and Training at UCF, and conducts annual intensive trainings on a variety of topics focused on Adlerian play therapy.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE after successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours. MIAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 99-050. MIAPT maintains responsibility for the program.
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Skill Level: All skill levels