GESTALT PLAY THERAPY - OAKLANDER APPROACH
Have you been working with children and adolescents and wanted to deepen your work with them? This workshop designed to build theoretical understanding and clinical skills from the perspective of contemporary Gestalt psychotherapy. As this workshop is Part 2 of the 4-day Basic Training in Gestalt Play Therapy, participants need to complete Part 1 (2-day Fundamentals in Gestalt Play Therapy) before registrating for this workshop.
About the Workshop
This workshop continues to build on theoretical understanding and clinical skills of Gestalt Play Therapy with special focus on the Oaklander Approach. The Approach is 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). The workshop will examine closely factors that bring about change and growth for a child or adolescent through the therapeutic process of Gestalt Therapy. Participants will learn a range of play modalities and media such as clay, puppets, art and sand to provide them with a wide repertoire to meet the wide and complex needs of children and adolescents. Working in pairs or small groups, participants will have opportunities for group consultation and practice.
At the end of the workshop, participants will:
Understand Gestalt relational perspective on child development and the nature of the self
Learn Gestalt play therapy process of working with projections through creative arts
Learn how to build therapeutic relationship with children and adolescents and facilitate emotional expression and deeper self awareness
Completion of 2-Day Fundamentals of Gestalt Play Therapy
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.
Who can benefit
Practitioners working with children and adolescents in the field of mental health and helping professions (such as social work, counselling, psychology) and related fields (such childcare/student care setting, physical therapy, art therapy, or other related fields).