West Coast Institute for Gestalt Therapy

with Children & Adolescents LLC

"Knowing What To Do and Why You Are Doing It."

540 Alisal Rd. Ste. 1
Solvang, CA 93463 USA

WCI 2020 Summer Intensive Series Calendar Register Now

Date Day / Topic
September 5-6, 2020
  • Saturday: Introductions. Gestalt Therapy and other Play Therapy Approaches. Theoretical Foundations and The Oaklander Approach. The Therapeutic Relationship.
  • Sunday: Working with Expressive Projective Interventions.
October 3-4, 2020
  • Saturday: Contact and Contact Functions. Contacting Process and Modifications to Contact. A Child’s Way of Being.
  • Sunday: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. Movement, Board Games, and Role Play.
November 7-8, 2020
  • Saturday: Self-Other Relational Perspective in Gestalt Therapy. Neuroscience and Gestalt Therapy. Building a Sense of Self and Self Support.
  • Sunday: Defining the Self: Sand Tray
December 5-6, 2020
  • Saturday: Aggressive Energy; Emotional Expression. Significance of Anger and Expressive Emotions in Affect Regulation and Emotional Well-Being.
  • Sunday: Working with Clay
January 9-10, 2021
  • Saturday: Relational Affects and Trauma. Shame and Guilt. Introjects and Self-Hatred.
  • Sunday: Creating Metaphorical Stories Storytelling and Puppets
February 6-7, 2021 In-person session and closing dinner (Let’s hope!) in Solvang, CA at West Coast Institute
  • Saturday: Integration and Development of Self Functions in Gestalt Therapy. Life Narratives Closing Dinner and “group oral exam”. Zingo!
  • Sunday: Closure in Therapy. Bringing it all together.