Fundamentals of Gestalt Play Therapy - Basic Training (Part 1)
26 & 27 Feb 2020 | 0900-1700hr
Venue: NUS (Dept of Social Work)
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This workshop is designed to build theoretical understanding and clinical skills in play therapy from the perspective of contemporary Gestalt psychotherapy. Balancing didactic discussion, experiential practicum with feedback, and case presentations, the emphasis will be on individual psychotherapy and the application of Gestalt therapy principles represented in the works of Violet Oaklander, Ph.D., author of Windows to Our Children: A Gestalt Approach to Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (1989) and Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child’s Inner Self (2007). Participants will learn the underlying principles of play and integrate using various creative modalities. Working in pairs or small groups, participants will have opportunities for group consultation and practice.
At the end of the workshop, participants will:
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This workshop is accredited with
- West Coast Institute and the training hours will be counted towards certification as a Certified Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents with WCI. For more information, please go to http://westcoastinstitute.us/certification/.
- Associate of Play Therapy (Singapore) and the training hours will be counted towards membership application and renewal.
About the Trainer
Lee Sock Kuan spent years working with children, adolescents and their families. Besides counselling and psychology, she received specialized training in Gestalt Play Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, art facilitation and Emotional-Focused Therapy.
As the first certified Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents (West Coast Institute) in the SE Asia region, Sock Kuan is excited to further her work with children and their families on coping with stress, attachment, challenging behaviours and loss issues in the Gestalt approach. Sock Kuan is also the approved WCI trainer and supervisor for candidates in the WCI Certification Programme.
As a registered Clinical Member and Clinical Supervisor of the Singapore Association for Counselling, she is also extensively involved in the training and supervision of therapists, psychologists and social workers in the mental health profession. Besides being certified with West Coast Institute, she is also a Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills with Play Therapy International (UK).