William Pollard said “Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit”. In the clinical practice, there is a compelling need to organize the information gleaned from the therapeutic process to provide relevant insights and support for our clients.
This Advanced Training is designed for those who have completed the Basic Training in Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents using the Oaklander Approach. Extending from the Basic Training, we will continue to examine the Gestalt perspective of child development, both healthy and interrupted, particularly focusing on grounding the therapist in making assessments, diagnoses and treatment plans using the Oaklander Model that is applicable to our younger clients.
At the end of training, you will
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Who can benefit
Practitioners working with children and adolescents in the field of health and mental health (such as psychiatry, psychology, psychiatric nursing, special needs, medical doctors), helping professions (such as social work, counseling) and related fields (such childcare/student care setting, physical therapy, art therapy, or other related fields).
About the Trainer
Now that Dr Oaklander has retired, she is regarded as “the person who is carrying on her work in teaching and training. Felicia is a master’s graduate of the University of Oklahoma and UCSB, has credentials in educational psychology, child development, and counseling psychology. She was a classroom teacher for 12 years and was nominated as “Teacher of the Year” for her work with gifted and talented students. She is a certified member of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and is a Certified Supervisor through the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Felicia teaches at Gestalt institutes in Europe and Latin America in addition to offering training programs in the United States. She has published several chapters and articles about Gestalt therapy with children and on topics related to Gestalt theory and practice. Her chapter “Gestalt Play Therapy” is included in the new second edition Play Therapy: Theory and Practice eds. Kevin O’Connor and Lisa Braverman. Her most recent article, “Healing the Torment of Shame: The Pitchfork Princess” has been published by The Inter-American Journal of Psychology. She served as the guest editor for a special edition of the International Journal of Gestalt Therapy on Gestalt therapy with children and adolescents, which was published in fall 2009.