Webinar: Introduction to Gestalt Play Therapy

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours. Attendance is limited to 40 people. Learn more: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.a4pt.org/resource/resmgr/education_&_training/extension_covid-19_temp_cond.pdf

Benefits-of-Outdoor-Play.jpgGestalt 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. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe a goal of Gestalt play therapy
  2. Describe the role of the play therapist in Gestalt play therapy
  3. 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

Experiential exercises




May 22nd, 2021 10:00 AM through  1:00 PM
P.O. Box 2146
Livermore, CA 94551
United States
Phone: 2109122805
Event Fee(s)
Registration Fee $ 72.00

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