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Explore Identities with Adolescents

Gestalt Play Therapy

  • Starts Jan 13, 2024
  • 210 US dollars
  • Zoom

Available spots

Service Description

Creative Strategies to Explore Identities with Adolescents This workshop explores a Gestalt-Play based approach to explore identity with adolescent students. Often identity is explored using common personality tests, like the Meyers-Briggs or Strengthfinder. This workshop re-imagines how teens can explore “Who Am I?” using creative approaches, centered in a phenomenological approach.   We will start this workshop, discussion theory and current literature on adolescent identity development. We will explore the benefits of self-exploration and connect this with the utility of a phenomenological approach.   After we talk literature and theory, we will shift to practice. Several play-based interventions can be used to explore identity. In this workshop, we’ll review the Oaklander Model for Play Based Therapy and multiple interventions to explore adolescent identity. One approach reimagines an older personality assessment, The House-Tree-Person Test. Another approach utilizes cards to lead teens to explore parts of themselves. Time permitting, we will cover a few other approaches to explore identity.   This play-based approach has surfaced meaningful and sometimes comical conversations to explore the quintessential question of adolescence, “Who am I?” Come ready to draw, learn about yourself, and build skills to work with teens. Objectives: Participants will compare a phenomenological approach with other approaches. Participants will review current research on adolescent identity development. Participants will discuss and practice two approaches to foster adolescent identity development. Participants will evaluate implications for Gestalt Play Based approaches with future adolescents/clients. Presenter: Theodore Stripling CE: 6 contact hours (Live Webinar) 9am-4:00pm (CST)

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notice must be received two weeks in advance (four weeks for intensive programs) 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 this notice, paid fees can be refunded or applied to a future program if available for registration at the time of cancellation. 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. For Groups: should any group member(s) cancel or not complete any remaining balance for any reason, leaving only one individual as part of the group, the discounted amount will be payable by the remaining member for their individual registration.

Contact Details

(800) 550-0617 ex.2

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

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