Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child’s Inner Self
By Violet Oaklander
This book is a follow up to Oaklander’s bestselling book, Windows to Our Children. It offers the reader a variety of creative, expressive and projective techniques to help children discover their true inner selves, with Gestalt Therapy, theory, philosophy and practice as the underlying framework. The play-based approach is applicable to a wide variety of ages, as well as individual work, family work, and group settings.
- Understand the Gestalt Therapy-based approach and how it provides an effective method for psychotherapeutic work with children of all ages.
- Learn through practical examples ways to successfully build therapeutic relationships that enable children to express his or her innermost feelings, to foster self-awareness and self-discovery, to enhance self-esteem, and to promote emotional growth.
- Explore non-directive and directive play therapy interventions as it relates to specific topics including dealing with anger in children; approaches to making contact with adolescents; helping children cope with issues of loss and grief; fostering a sense of self-nurturing; working with very young children; conducting therapy groups for children and adolescents; treating children with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; and the therapeutic use of music.
Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child’s Inner Self, by Violet Oaklander