In this distance book study, registrants will read the book, Hidden Treasures: A Map to the Child’s Inner Self (2007)*, which is the follow-up to the popular Windows to Our Children (1978) by Violet Oaklander. This book study is ideal for individuals looking to identify key points of Gestalt theory, a seminal play therapy theory, and increase knowledge of Gestalt play therapy interventions. Registrants will complete a multiple-choice assessment upon completion of reading the book.
* Text is not included in the purchase price.
- Identify major theoretical components of Gestalt play therapy including contact, introjections, and confluence
- Define the process-approach to play therapy and the theoretical importance of experiencing feelings.
- Describe the three-phase approach to working with anger and aggressive energy from a Gestalt play therapy perspective
- Name at least two specific methods for utilizing aggressive energy in Gestalt play therapy sessions
- Describe the importance of self-nurturance work in Gestalt play therapy
- Explain how to set up a Gestalt-based play therapy group
Credits: 6 CEU’s