Mental health professionals must merge multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills into their clinical practices because of the growing cultural demographics in the United States. However, few interventions are documented that contribute to the cultural identity development of multiracial children and families. Adlerian play therapy is a developmentally appropriate intervention for children that emphasizes social interest, resilience qualities, and family atmosphere that could help multiracial children form a healthy cultural identity. This article further presents the application of Adlerian play therapy with multiracial children through the use of a case study.
Discuss concepts and phases of Adlerian play therapy, and the need for culturally responsive interventions when working with multiracial children.
Discuss the application of Adlerian play therapy in this case study.
Utilize the concepts and skills discussed in the article in work with multiracial children.