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Fundamentals of Play Therapy

Format Training Course
Presenters Robert Takac
Description This program aims to skill trained professionals on the basic components of play therapy, particularly Virginia Axeline's non directive play therapy. The course is designed to cover both theoretical and practical aspects of play therapy and involves experiential components, readings, power point presentations and group discussions, discussions of projects.

Participants will undergo a play therapy project. They will also be able to refine their skills in working with children,

This program will explore issues such as the role of child observation, suitability for play therapy, the use of language in work with children, transference, counter-transference and resistance, and have an opportunity to present cases.
About the presenter(s) Robert Takac is a child and counselling psychologist with over twenty years experience. He works both in public and private practice providing therapy to children, adults, and families. Robert is a highly regarded trainer and provides workshops in a range of areas, particularly related to clinical work with children. Robert offers professional training and clinical supervision in nondirective play therapy. Robert also provides individual and group supervision and consultation to psychologists and other professionals.
Location VIC Metro, Australia
Venue Kildara Centre
39 Stanhope Street, Malvern 3144

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 15 Mar 2013 to 15 Nov 2013
Time Fridays, 9.30 to 12.30 (Nine sessions monthly.)
Cost $660
Notes Session one: Introduction, experiential exercise Session Two: Theories of play therapy (psychoanalytic, non-directive, gestalt, behavioural, integrative) Session Three: Theories of play therapy (cont.) Session Four: Child observation/ interviewing parents Session Five: Suitability for play therapy/ language of play therapy Session Six: Stages of play therapy/ therapeutic limits Session Seven: Issues of transference and counter-transference Session Eight: Issues of termination Session Nine: Integration and summary
Organiser Rosalie Pattenden
Contact Name Rosalie Pattenden