Basic Intensive Training 2022 In-Person

This course can no longer be booked.

This is WCI's foundational intensive training in Gestalt Play Therapy!

  • Ended
  • 2,700 US dollars
  • Solvang, CA

Service Description

These Intensive programs are designed to build theoretical understanding and clinical skills in working with children/adolescents from the perspective of contemporary Gestalt Play Therapy. The programs of WCI incorporate the principles and practices of playful and creative therapeutic interventions that foster the growth of each client regardless of age. Recent research in neuroscience, attachment theory and relational psychotherapy are presented as confirmation and extension of the Gestalt play therapy approach. Each day includes didactic discussion and experiential practicum sessions which aim at integrating theory with practice while increasing competence in using modalities of expressive play therapy. The focus of this program is the application of Gestalt Play Therapy principles represented in the work of Violet Oaklander, PhD., author of Windows to our Children: A Gestalt Approach to Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Hidden Treasure: A Map to The Child’s Inner Self. An emphasis in this training will be on the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship as the heart of treatment and the processes of integration. Both formats limited to 12 participants which allows for interactive, experiential learning. Participants are asked to read Dr. Oaklander’s books, Windows to Our Children and Hidden Treasure available through http://vsof.org. Other readings will be made available to those attending the training(s). Presenter: Felicia Carroll, MEd. MA, LMFT, and RPT-S and Valente Orozco, LCSW and RPT-S and Other Core Faculty CE: 60 contact hours. *** Daily schedule times are approximate and will be discussed and decided by the group ***


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notice must be received two weeks in advance of the program starting dates. The registration fee may not be refunded for a last minute notification. Notification must be in writing to WCI either through email or snail mail. With the notice, paid fees can be refunded or applied to a future program. If for any reason, WCI cancels a program, all fees will be refunded. WCI is not responsible for any travel or lodging costs due to cancellations. Any scholarship funds will be returned to the grantor or given to another participant.


Contact Details

(800) 550-0617 ex.2

admin@westcoastinstitute.us

Suite 120 723 E Locust Ave, Fresno, CA, USA