Children Have Certain Qualities From The Time They Are Born
Innovative Ways of Working with Children in a Therapeutic Setting
Taught by master trainers Barbara and Heather Williams.
This workshop provides an overview of how Barbara and Heather use the person centered approach in working with children. They will also describe the Kids’ Workshop™ that they developed. The Kids’ Workshop builds upon the principles of humanistic psychology, including Carl Rogers, Virginia Satir, and Virginia Axline.
About Kids’ Workshop
The Kids’ Workshop™ presented by Barbara and Heather Williams will explore the person centered approach and play therapy. With their own developed philosophy, they build upon the principles of humanistic psychology developed by Carl Rogers, Virginia Satir, and Virginia Axline. Their work focuses on the deep respect for a child and the child’s wisdom.
Workshop participants will develop ideas and tools that help children to trust and be able to express their feelings and ideas through movement and different play therapy tools. These tools are designed to help children gain self-confidence and resilience. We believe that children are born with the person centered qualities and with nurturing and support they can maintain these qualities throughout life. We have found that these practices go across cultures.
The philosophy and theories of the person centered approach will be discussed and through activities participants will have the opportunity to integrate these ideas. The Kids’ Workshop™ developed by Barbara and Heather Williams will be described as a way of working with children.
The highest of recommendations from the masters
From American Psychologist Carl Rogers
An internationally renowned teacher and master therapist and a pioneer in the field of family therapy. She was active in the (American) Association for Humanistic Psychology, founder of the Avanta Network, and cofounder of the Mental Research Institute. She accomplished her groundbreaking work in family therapy, the theory of effective communication. In her later years, she conducted workshops world – wide and worked closely with Native Americans in the Western U.S.A.