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Shaping Clay: Making Contact Through Sensory Work in Counseling and Therapy

Date: 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT October 14, 2016 Location: South Chapel

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Part three in the workshop series, How Play Becomes Real: The Art of Gestalt Play Therapy. This series explores the work of Gestalt Play Therapist Dr. Violet Oaklander and provides models and applications of how play and art help therapy become real for both adults and children.

In this session, we will use clay as a sensory rich medium with which to work and to facilitate engagement in the counseling process with children, adolescents and adults. 

Many clients (and therapists) may not see themselves as artists, and therefore the emphasis with this approach is to emphasize the expressive and projective elements of clay and sculpture and to de-emphasize the “artistic” process. This class will include current graduate students, as well as practitioners.

Course Details & Registration

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Peter Mortola, PhD

Noncredit:  $30 per workshop, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs. $140 for entire series, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20% on full workshop series rate.

Lewis & Clark School-Based Mentors and Supervisors: Free. Please contact to register.

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About the Instructor

Peter Mortola, PhD is Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lewis and Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling and the Co-Director of the Educational Specialist degree program in School Psychology. He is the author of Windowframes: Learning the Art of Gestalt Play Therapy the Oaklander Way (Routledge/Gestaltpress, 2006), the culmination of 10 years of inquiry and research on Violet Oaklander’s methods of both child therapy and adult training. Windowframes has been translated into German, Spanish and Korean. He is also the co-author of BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: A Leader’s Guide to Facilitating Strength-based Groups for Boys (Routledge, 2008).

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