History and Theory of Gestalt Play Therapy
Play therapy has a rich history spanning a wide range of theories and models. In this workshop, attendees review the history of play therapy, including the emergence of play therapy seminal theories, with an emphasis on Gestalt Play Therapy, developed by Violet Oaklander. Gestalt Play therapy is an approach to play therapy that is humanistic, process-oriented, experiential, and relationship-based. Attendees will identify how Gestalt Play Therapy aligns with the therapeutic powers of play and gain foundational knowledge of this dynamic theory.
Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the history of play therapy and identify seminal play therapy theories, including Gestalt Play Therapy
- Describe how the Therapeutic Powers of Play align with Gestalt Play Therapy
- Name at least five key theoretical aspects of Gestalt Play Therapy
3 APT Contact CE | Play Therapy History and Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories
About our presenter: Renee Turner, PhD, LPC-S. Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ is a play therapy author, researcher, and trainer who specializes in trauma, grief and loss, embodied play therapy, and play therapy supervision. She practices from a relational Gestalt framework and relies on sandtray and expressive therapies to help clients integrate experiences.
NEAPT Members $45; Guests $55 | Limited to 40 participants
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.
NEAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-123. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NEAPT.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than May 6, 2022. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds after May 6, 2022.
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