Shaping and Re-Shaping Relational Space
How can play support and strengthen therapeutic relationships?
Who is the course for: Teachers, registered psychotherapists, social workers, professionals, who have an interest in play. Those who want to personally develop their understanding of relationship building using play.
This course will use the basic principles and practice of intermodal expressive arts to guide participants in the development of the practice of play. Through experiential learning and art making participants will discover how play can support your relationships with clients.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Achieve an understanding of how expressive arts and play and build strength and resilience for clients, who may be restricted within their relationships.
- Use the practice of play with clients, who have experienced difficult relationship patterns.
- Discuss and compare Winnicott’s theory from Playing and Reality (Tavistock Publications 1971), with expressive arts therapy theory.
- Use art making to unpack counter-transference to clients’ difficult stories.
- Understand the basic principles of expressive arts therapy and the way that play can ease a client’s experience.
- Reinforce a sense of spontaneity and safety by reconnecting to oneself in a group setting.
SPRING/SUMMER SESSION: May 28 - July 9 every Monday, 5:30-8:30pm (no class on July 2nd)
Registration Deadline: May 23rd
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