About Antwan Player
Dr. Player believes the classroom is an arena for cultivating knowledge. Each student brings a diverse life experience unique from one another. As an educator, Dr. Player believes in using these strengths to foster an atmosphere full of dialogue to enhance professional and personal development. Dr. Player’s social interest approach empowers students to realize their ability that will one day help others.
Dr. Player received his doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from Argosy University in 2018. Dr. Player holds a master’s in mental health counseling from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. Before moving to Minnesota, Dr. Player worked in community mental health agencies and held a private practice. Dr. Player’s clinical philosophy focuses on helping individuals reach self-actualization. Dr. Player’s has worked with a multitude of populations, including, high-risk adolescents, parenting enhancement, and individuals of the LGBTQ community to name a few. Dr. Player is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida.
Dr. Player’s goal is for every student to walk away understanding the impact they will have on their community and society. The knowledge that is obtained through learning and dialogue provides a wealth of opportunity personal and professional growth. At Adler Graduate School, students are more than just pupils, but rather the next wave of intellectuals that will contribute to the profession, and society.
Recent Courses Taught
500 Principles of Research and Program Evaluation
503 Introduction to the Counseling Profession
504 Abnormal Psychology & DSM 5
505 Developmental Psychology
509 Comparative Theories Through an Adlerian Lens
513 Comparative Theories of Personality & Psychotherapy
517 Ethics and Professional Identity
521 Values, Ethics and Legalities
523 Multi-Cultural Counseling
525 Essential Interviewing Skills
533 Clinical Assessment
541 Theories of Family Therapy
Distinctions & Associations
- American Counseling Association (ACA)
- American Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
- Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)
- Florida Counselor Association (FCA)
- Florida Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (FACAC) –(past) social media representative
- Florida Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (FACES)
Selected Publications and Presentations
Player, A. (Oct. 2016). Influence of mothers’ early recollection of childhood parenting on current parenting. Presentation session presented at the 2016 American Counselor Association- European Branch (ACA-EB) conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Player, A. and Strickland, J. (Oct. 2016). The exploration of superiority and inferiority complexes and resiliency in suicidal adolescents. Poster session presented at the 2016 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) conference in New Orleans, LA.
Leggett,D., Fleminng-Byrd, T., and Player, A (Oct. 2016). Social Interest and Trauma Resiliency. Poster session presented at the 2016 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) conference in New Orleans, LA.
Leggett,D., Fleminng-Byrd, T., and Player, A (Oct. 2015) Social Interest and Trauma Resiliency. Poster session presented at the 2015 American Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) conference in Philadelphia, PA.
Leggett,D., Fleminng-Byrd, T., and Player, A (2015, June). Social Interest and Trauma Resiliency. Poster session presented at the 2015 Florida Counseling Association conference in Orlando, FL