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This workshop is the next stage of training in Gestalt Play Therapy. Extending from the Basic Training, we will continue to examine the Gestalt perspective of child development, particularly focusing on grounding the therapist in making assessments, diagnoses and treatment plans using the Oaklander Approach.


The workshop is open to those who have completed:

1) 4-day Basic Training in Gestalt Play Therapy 


2a) 2-day Fundamentals of Gestalt Play Therapy

2b) 2-day Gestalt Play Therapy - Oaklander Approach

About the Workshop

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 4-day workshop will examine closely those factors that bring about change and growth for a child or adolescent through the therapeutic process of Gestalt Therapy. Emphasis will be on developing robust assessments, diagnosis and plans so that participants will be able to present case materials using the Gestalt framework in a manner that other mental health therapists can relate to. Working in small groups, participants will have opportunities for group consultation and practice​.

Workshop Objectives ​

At the end of training, you will

  • Have an understanding of the principles of Gestalt Therapy and how it is adapted for use in the Oaklander Model

  • Learn to frame observations and formulations in the Gestalt framework

  • Develop a clinical formulation based on the Oaklander Model of Gestalt Therapy

  • Practice making assessments and treatment plans using case studies 


This workshop is accredited with:

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).

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