Gestalt play therapy is a seminal theory of play therapy. This directive, humanistic, and process-oriented play therapy approach is experiential in nature. The therapeutic relationship serves as a container for exploring moment-to-moment interactions, targeting interventions, and promoting a focuses on the child's self in the here and now. Gestalt play therapy seeks to increase awareness and cooperative functioning of body sensations, thoughts, and feelings in such a way that the child accesses and utilizes their inherent power toward healthy growth.
In this workshop, the presenter will explore the basic tenets of gestalt therapy and lead the participants through a variety of play therapy techniques designed to increase self-awareness and contact.
Dr. Keller has extensive training and experience in redecision therapy. Redecision therapy was developed by Bob and Mary Goulding, who both trained with Fritz Perls. Redecision therapy combines the focus on experience in the here and now with elements of transactional analysis.
- Describe a goal of Gestalt play therapy
- Describe the role of the play therapist in Gestalt play therapy
- State the steps and purpose of at least one Gestalt play therapy intervention
Introduction to Gestalt play therapy
Overview Gestalt play therapy process and the therapeutic relationship
Livermore, CA 94551
|Registration Fee||$ 72.00|