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This workshop is the advance stage of training in Gestalt Play Therapy. Extending from the Intermediate Training, we will continue to examine the Gestalt perspective of child development, particularly focusing on issues arising from Shame, Guilt and Anger. The workshop is open to those who have completed the Basic and Intermediate Training in Gestalt Play Therapy 

About the Workshop

Shame, guilt and anger are powerful but often unattended emotions that underlie many issues that bring a client into therapy. They result in disruptive beliefs about self and one’s place in the world, forming introjects that will shape the trajectory of the client’s life.


This four-day training (26 hours) is the third core skills training in Gestalt Play Therapy. Designed for those who have completed the Basic and Intermediate Training in Gestalt Play Therapy, the workshop explores the issues arising from shame, guilt and anger and the integrative and restorative processes in bringing about healing for our clients. Building on theoretical, skill development and clinical practice from the Basic and Intermediate training, participants will deepen their ability to work with children and adolescents from the Gestalt perspective.

Workshop Objectives ​

At the end of training, the participants will


  • Develop an understanding and sensitivity to shame from Gestalt lens

    • Identify differences between shame and guilt

    • Explore the affective relationship of shame, guilt and anger.

  • Deepen relational skills to build and maintain contact with shame/guilt based clients

  • Facilitate clients’ phenomenological awareness to move towards greater integration through self-nurturing work



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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