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On Monday October 26 11 am EDT Kerri Anderson, LMFT, RPT-S is teaching a mini master class called Using a Family Systems Approach with Play Therapy as part of the 2020 Play Therapy Mini Master Class Series. I’ve had the honor of working closely with Kerri over the past several years and I am beyond thrilled to see that she is now providing introductory AND advanced training to therapists on the ever-important topic of incorporating family systems theory into the work we do as child therapists providing play therapy services. I share a passion for this topic as you may already know. I’ve been jumping up and down since 2007 when I first started offering play therapy supervision services in several agency settings and my own private practice about the critical importance of understanding the work we are doing in play therapy through the family system lens and I’ve learned a great deal more on this subject from Kerri’s expertise over the past few years. I’m thrilled she has agreed to present in this upcoming learning opportunity through the mini master class series!

Kerri Anderson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She has many years of experience working with individuals and families with a variety of struggles, with a special interest in behavioral challenges in children. She is passionate about helping parents navigate a gentle, compassionate, connected and playful approach to parenting utilizing play based approaches combined with her Internal Family Systems training. Kerri received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University and is the owner of Anderson Counseling and Wellness, PLLC located in New Milford, CT. In addition to her time with clients, Kerri also really enjoys working with other therapists providing supervision and consultations, developing trainings and giving workshops on Play Based Family Therapy, as well as teaching in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is providing play therapy and play therapy supervision training at Western Connecticut State University this year.

Kerri provides continuing education training, speaking engagements, supervision services to therapists all over the country as well as case consultation services. She is gifted, in particular, in the process of helping therapists with case conceptualization and forming a clear lens through which therapists can better understand the systemic context of their clients’ experiences. I also greatly admire that Kerri is deeply committed to social justice and racial and cultural diversity sensitivity as a critical part of our work with the clients and communities we work with. You can learn more about Kerri’s services through her website here. 

Why sign up for this class called Using a Family Systems Approach with Play Therapy?

Working with families is a vital component of overall treatment. Developing an understanding of the systemic nature of how families function can help to better conceptualize your cases and then develop interventions specific to the needs of the family you are working with in order to avoid stuck points in treatment. Kerri will be providing not only the basic theoretical basis but also valuable tips and interventions you can use right away. Her depth of knowledge and passion for this topic will ensure you receive very valuable, actionable information to use with the families you work with.

You can sign up to attend this class with Kerri Anderson, LMFT, RPT-S and learn all about the 2020 Play Therapy Mini Master Series HERE!