Adlerian Play TherapyAdler and Learn More about Yourself & Your Child

A free workshop open to the general public, psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, parents and anyone interested in learning more about how to include and use play to understand our children and ourselves.

Saturday, May 17, 2014,

10:00 am to 12 noon

Bethel Park Library   5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102

Play is the natural language of children. But you don’t need to be kid to do these activities. This interactive workshop will define, explain, and have you participate in play therapy techniques. Using Adlerian principles as our focal point, you’ll discover some fun ways to connect with your child. Find how the simple adventure of play can open the way to heal wounds, conquer dragons and lead you to better life. Discover the message of the 4C’s: connect, capable, count and courage. So connect with your inner child, and have the courage to come play with us!


Ψ To define Adlerian play therapy and integrate the 4C’s into your experience.

Ψ  Learn several practical expressive/creative/play techniques that can be used in  one’s practice.

Ψ To be able to incorporate Adlerian principles and techniques via play therapy  strategies.

Presenter: Andrea Buchanan, M.S. Ed, LPC, NCC.

Andi has Master’s degrees in Counseling and Special Education, is a certified elementary/secondary school counselor, and a certified trauma therapist. She is continually working on her certification in Play Therapy. She has utilized Play Therapy techniques throughout her professional career. Andi also has experience as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and Mobile Therapist, working with children and families in crisis. Currently, she is the primary grades school counselor at Waynesburg Central Elementary School.

About the Society:The Western Pennsylvania Society for Adlerian Psychology promotes the educational theories and practical techniques of Dr. Alfred Adler, a leading theorist in the field of mental health and the founder of child guidance centers.  His theory of Individual Psychology promotes a holistic approach for each individual and is based on a model of growth.  His teachings are applicable to parent/child relationships and counseling for individuals and families.

Continuing Education Credits:Two (2) hours of Continuing Education will be awarded.  This program is sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). NASAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for counselors, and by the NASW to offer continuing education for social workers.  NASAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. WPSAP is also approved to sponsor continuing education for ACT 48 for educators in the state of Pennsylvania Cancellation Policy: Should the event have to be cancelled WPSAP will send out emails to all in the WPSAP address book. If you are not on that list, please check with the Bethel Park Library the morning of the event. (412


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