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Courses and Workshops

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Courses Overview

The Centre for Play Therapy and Training offers a Level 1 Play Therapy Course (26 hours, 4 days) and a Level 2 Play Therapy Course (22 hours, 3 days). The Centre works within the Gestalt approach to therapy. Upon successful completion, candidates receive certificates. Courses are presented at various locations throughout South Africa. The Centre …

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Level 1 Play Therapy

LEVEL 1 PLAY THERAPY COURSE PROGRAMME DAY ONE Child Development: Contact making with each phase of development and practical exercises. Philosophy and therapeutic approaches and practical exercises. Contact making with the self and practical exercises. DAY TWO Contact with own process. Sensory contact. Relationship building. DAY THREE Forms of play Projection Practical application of the …

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Level 2 Play Therapy

LEVEL 2 PLAY THERAPY COURSE PROGRAMME DAY ONE Approaches and perspectives in play therapy. Advanced Gestalt therapy. Awareness, dialogue and process. Introducing the Schoeman model Boundaries Resistance DAY TWO Own process identification. Projection. Integration of play therapy techniques: monster technique, rosebush, Oaklander´s model, empty chair and dreams. The Oaklander model. Group work according to the …

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Play Therapy for Social Workers

PLAY THERAPY FOR SOCIAL WORKERS IN CHILD AND YOUTH CENTRES – A SKILL IN INTERVENTION DAY 1: Orientation in terms of the Gestalt Philosophy. Gestalt concepts, forms of play, mediums, overview of the Schoeman work model. Gestalt Video: Discussion of dramatized play and role play. DAY 2: Nightmares, fantasy and day dreams. Resistance against authority …

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Sand and Clay Workshop

SANDTRAY AND CLAY WORKSHOP – 14 CPD POINTS Only at Uylenvlei Retreat – see – GPS: S34° 34.062 & E19° 27.807 Sandtray and Clay workshops are viewed by some people as the third level in Play Therapy. This workshop provides a deeper level of theoretical interaction and integration. The Play Therapist will be able …

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Couple Counselling

There is an urgent need to accommodate couples in all aspects of marriage. Couple Counselling, as developed by a group of GESTALT THERAPISTS, is very successful in applying the model when it is as one couple to a couple. Those couples in training are equipped with the primary aim to do Couple Counselling in their …

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