History and Theory of Gestalt Play Therapy
Presented by Renee Turner, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
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.
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
Level of training: Beginner
3 APT CONTACT CE - Seminal Theory
About our presenter: Renee Turner, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S 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.
AZAPT Members $50; Nonmember Guests $60
Limited to 40 participants.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Per APT guidelines, video cameras must be on throughout the presentation for contact CE. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.
AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than March 10, 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 after March 10, 2022.
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