If you work with families, children or young people – whether as a professional counsellor/therapist or in a related field such as social work, care or education – we have two courses specifically designed to unpack the effectiveness of Gestalt approaches for this group. We’re also launching a new course for practitioners working with adults and families.
A Gestalt Approach To Working With Children
This popular five-day course, now in its sixth successful year, draws inspiration from the pioneering approach of Gestalt therapist, Dr Violet Oaklander, placing the relationship between therapist and child at the heart of the therapeutic process. It’s designed for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, play therapists and professionals who work directly with young people – but it’s also ideal for anyone who wants to explore their relationship with creativity and play.
The Drama Of Being An Adolescent
Whether you work with adolescents in a therapeutic or pastoral capacity, this engaging, experiential course will show you how an arts-led approach can help teenagers to cope with personal and social change. Run over 3 ½ days, the course combines role play and performance with direct teaching from a tutor with 30+ years’ experience.
Using The Sand Tray In Therapy
This hands-on one-day workshop – running in January 2017 – offers a great introduction to the theory and practice of working from a Gestalt perspective using the sand tray as a therapeutic tool. It’s an ideal opportunity for counsellors and therapists who work with adults and families to add a new creative approach to their professional toolkits.