:: What is Creative Therapy :: Creative arts therapy is the practice of using expressive techniques such as imagery, storytelling, music, drama, poetry, dance & movement, dreamwork and visual arts in psychotherapy to foster healing, development, and transformation. As McNiff (2005) described, it is not only an expressive action but a creative energy that engages that engages one’s body, mind, and spirit. Its creative imagination can find its way throughout most perplexing and complex problems and conflicts.
:: Enhancing the Self :: Hurting and traumatized children and adolescents like adults, need to explore their feelings, to express themselves and to make sense of their life experiences to cope and function healthily in the world. Conventional talking therapies may be inappropriate as they may struggle to find the words to describe complex feelings. Creative visual arts, used within therapeutic play settings offers them a natural and safe expression towards healing and restoration. The modality offers much flexibility to meet the complex, facilitating children and adolescents towards strengthened self through better emotional expression.
:: About the Workshop :: Designed for those who have completed the 4-day Basic Gestalt Play Therapy or the 1-day Introduction to Gestalt Play Therapy, this workshop will introduce introduce participants to the use of Creative Visual Art with children and adolescents. The workshop will also focus the application within the Singapore context, using a wide range of reflective exercises and experiential activities. Working in pairs or small group, participants will have opportunities for group consultation and practice.
:: Who can benefit :: Practitioners working with children and adolescents in the field of health and mental health (such as psychiatry, psychology, psychiatric nursing, nursing, 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).
:: Workshop Objectives ::
Understand the Gestalt Play Therapy principles and process of working with projections
Application of creative visual art to facilitate therapeutic growth through emotional expression
:: Workshop Outline ::
Introduction to the use of creative art in play therapy
Understanding therapeutic play modalities, symbols and metaphors
Identify the barriers to emotional expression
Understanding and application of the different modalities and the materials involved.
Applications of the Gestalt Play Therapy principles and process in working with projections to facilitate emotional expression
:: About the Trainer :: Lee Sock Kuan has been working with children, couples and families for over 13 years after completing her Masters in Counselling at Edith Cowan University. Besides counselling and psychology course, she has received specialized training in Play Therapy, Gestalt Play Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, art facilitation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy and Emotional-Focused Therapy. She has recently completed her certification as Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents with West Coast Institute. As the first to receive her certification in AsiaPacific region, Sock Kuan is excited to further her work with children and their families on coping with stress, attachment, challenging behaviour and loss issues in the Gestalt approach. In addition to her clinical practice, Sock Kuan also supervises and train therapists, social workers and volunteers. She is a registered Clinical Member and Clinical Supervisor of the Singapore Association for Counselling as well as a Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills with Play Therapy International.
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