Using LEGO® in Play Therapy 1 & 2 June 2018 (12 Hours) (West Coast Institute Certification Programme | APT Approved Provider 16-472)
LEGO® bricks and its innovative interlocking brick system was first launched in 1949, but over the decades it grew to become a treasured part of many children’s toy collection. LEGO® is a multi-sensory tool can be used to inspire children through creative play.
LEGO® when used in play therapy offers practitioners a creative and versatile tool engage one’s creative imagination to find creative solutions to difficult problems and conflicts.
Develop better self awareness through deeper emotional expression Like adults, children and adolescents who are hurt and traumatized need to express themselves and to make sense of their life experiences so as to function healthily in the world. Besides conventional talk therapies, they will need other therapeutic tools to supplement the words to describe and appreciate those complex feelings and experiences.
The LEGO® bricks universal appeal to both children and adolescents make them an attractive approach for use in Play Therapy. When LEGO® is used within therapeutic play settings, it offers a familiar and safe expression towards healing and restoration.
Certification and Accreditation This workshop is accredited with
Association for Play Therapy (US) www.a4pt.org and the training hours will be counted towards registration as a play therapist with the Association.
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 practitioners to the use of LEGO® in Play Therapy with children and adolescents -- with special focus on self expression, developing creative problem solving abilities and growing self awareness. A wide range of reflective exercises and experiential activities will be used in the workshop. Working in small groups, the participants will have opportunities for group consultation and practice. Click here Using LEGO® in Play Therapyto read about our last completed workshop.
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).
Develop an understanding of the Gestalt Play Therapy principles and process of working with projections
Expand on the understanding and use of symbols and metaphors
Using LEGO® in play therapy to facilitate therapeutic growth
Overview of the continuum of therapeutic play modalities and Gestalt Play Therapy principles
Understand the use of symbols and metaphors in play therapy
Understand and apply Gestalt Therapy process of working with projections
How to set up and include LEGO® in your play therapy toolkit
Application of LEGO® to facilitate emotional expression, emotional expression, creative problem solving skills and developing deeper self awareness.
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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