Mental Health Services for Children and Families

Oklahoma Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference

January 27, 2018

Terry Kottman, Ph.D., RPT-S, NCC, LMHC will present on Art Techniques for Play Therapists.

The focus in this fun and entertaining experiential workshop is on using drawings and art techniques to gain a better understanding of clients’ perceptions of themselves at home, school and work and to examine their relationships with family members, teachers, and peers.  We will explore drawing strategies that can be used as informal assessment and intervention strategies, including several different styles of feeling drawings, body outlines, the Rosebush, the Garden, problem pass-around, Quick Draws, and time lines.  Other art techniques, such as animal phototherapy, Invent-a-Pet, Gremlin puppets, Mouthpiece puppets, mandalas, and construction projects, will round out this blast of a workshop! You don’t have to have artistic talent to attend…all you have to bring are a willingness to try new things, a desire to laugh and have fun, and the ability to wear comfortable play clothes!

Terry Kottman, Ph.D., Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, NCC, LMHC, founded The Encouragement Zone, a center where she provides play therapy training, life coaching, “playshops” for women, and play therapy supervision. She regularly presents entertaining and engaging experiential workshops on play therapy; adventure therapy; activity-based counseling; counseling for children, adolescents, and their parents; consultation with teachers; and coaching adults. Prior to founding The Encouragement Zone, Terry spent eight years as a professor of counselor education at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and five years as a professor of counselor education and director of the Child and Family Resource Clinic at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  In 2014, Terry was honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Play Therapy.