Since 2016, Tembusu has been running specialised training workshops for therapists, counsellors, social workers, psychologists and other mental health practitioners working with children, adolescents and families. We are actively involved in supporting and empowering professionals through our training workshops and supervision/case consultations. Our training workshops, conducted by Ms Lee Sock Kuan are accredited with West Coast Institute (USA) and Association for Play Therapy (Singapore).
West Coast Institute is a premier training institute in US, founded to further the therapeutic approach in Gestalt Play Therapy as initially developed by Violet Oaklander. Located in West Coast of California and the Santa Ynez Valley, the programmes are designed to leverage on creative and playful therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents, the support systems and community advocacy for their healthy growth and development.
WCI offers a certification programme which promotes the focused study and responsible practice of Gestalt theory and psychotherapy in clinical work with children and adolescents. Tembusu Training and Therapy is a WCI approved training institute in SE Asia. We offer training workshops and supervision/case consulations which are accredited and can count troward completion of the WCI certification requriements.
We conduct workshops that are grounded in theories but are engaging, interactive, playful and culturally sensitive. We specialised in training and equipping professionals to work clinically with children, adolescents and families. As an approved training provider for Association of Play Therapy (Singapore) and West Coast Institute (US), we are committed to provide a high level of training services and content.
Core training workshops:
Basic Training in Gestalt Play Therapy (4 days, on-site, Singapore)
Level 1 training in working with children and adolescents through the framework and therapeutic process of Gestalt Therapy. In this level, participants will be introduced to the application of Gestalt principles through play and creative media (art, sand, miniatures, puppets and other tools) and the workshop will examine closely factors that bring about change and growth for a child or adolescent through the therapeutic process of Gestalt Therapy and the processes of integration.
Intermediate Training in Gestalt Play Therapy (4 days, on-site, Singapore)
Building on the priniciples introduced in Level 1, Level 2 training will also examine closely the 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.
Advance Training in Gestalt Play Therapy (4 days, on-site, Singapore)
Building on the previous trainings, this four-day workshop explores the issues arising from shame, guilt and anger which are powerful but often unattended emotions that underlie many concerns that bring a client into therapy. In the training, we will explore these emotions and to develop a working understanding of the the integrative and restorative processes in bringing about healing for our clients.
Using LEGO in Play Therapy (2 days, on-site, Singapore)
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. This two-day workshop is an introduction to the therapeutic value of using LEGO® with children and adolescents within the Gestalt Play Therapy framework.
As a practicing mental health professional, regular clinical supervision supports the professionals in their development and understanding of the therapeutic process. It also provides a quality assurance mechanism for practice and enhances public protection for clients.
Supervision is available for individual or group sessions (on-site/online). Hours are accredited and count towards fulfilment of WCI certification requirement, registration with Association for Play Therapy (Singapore) and fulfiliment of Continuing Professional Development requirements with Singapore Association of Counsellors (SAC).