Join Our Q&A Session With Barbara & Heather Williams!
Visit with Barbara and Heather – two of CSP’s best child therapist trainers and learn about person-centered play therapy and their experiences of working with children.
December 9th, 2022
Kids Workshop Q & A
Join Our Q&A Session With Heather & Barbara
Kids Workshop Questions & Answers
December 9th | 10AM – 12PM
Please join us for a Question and Answer session with Barbara and Heather!
Barbara and Heather will be available to answer any questions you may have about person-centered play therapy and their experiences of working with children. They are both play therapists who have been working in the field of child psychology for many years. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to apply these techniques in your work with clients.
Welcome fellow child therapist. Have you ever wondered how engaging a child in therapy is different than simply playing with a child?
About Barbara & Heather Williams
Barbara is a consultant, psychotherapist with children and creator of the Kids’ Workshop™. She offers seminars, training programs and workshops on effective communication with children both nationally and internationally. She has been a staff member and Co-Director of Communication Training Seminars for the Person Centered Approach Institute in Rome, Italy since 1994 and in France since 2003.
After studying with both Carl Rogers and Virginia Satir, Barbara extended their ideas, creating a unique and effective series of workshops for children of different ages. The Kids’ Workshop has been approved by the Italian Minister of Education. Barbara is a member of the California State Violence Prevention Program. Her innovative work is praised in Carl Rogers’ book, A Way of Being.
Carl Rogers and Virginia Satir developed new paths of prevention and cure in the mental health field. At the same time, it was their firm conviction that others could be taught to employ these methods effectively. It is Barbara’s belief that the techniques of working with children that she has developed over the past two decades, relying on the views of Satir and Rogers, can be efficiently passed on to parents, teachers, and other professionals in close contact with children, so that the revolution begun by Satir and Rogers will not remain in the hands of a comparatively few specialists.
Since presenting the first workshop she has had the opportunity to meet with many of the children enrolled in those early years. They still retain the essential lessons and values expressed in the workshops and remember the exercises in detail. This indicates that what the workshop provides is needed by children and strikes a deep chord. Barbara and Heather have also published a book, Wisdom of Children.
Heather and Barbara have worked together to further develop the Kids’ Workshop. They present many programs as a team. Heather’s specialty is using video and photography as learning resources. She has received national recognition in the field of photography. Heather has traveled throughout the world and has deep interest and ability to work with other cultures. She also has had experience in working with adolescents and homeless people.Heather is a facilitator of kids workshops internationally. She is also on the staff of the person centered approach Institute in Italy and France. Heather’s background is in Social Work, Person Centered Studies and work with Carl Rogers and Virginia Satir. She is a Certified Facilitator for the Kids’ Workshop in Italy, France and America.
Hear What Our Participants Have To Say…
I consider Barbara and Heather‘s work to be focused on issues of no little importance, especially today, in a world in tumultuous change… It makes sense to trust, protect and promote the innate capacities of our children to be fully human. By doing so we may re-learn from them the importance of connectedness and how we live our lives and of establishing healthy relationships with the life within us and around us, in the here and now.
– Alberto Zucconi, President, Institute for the Person – Centered Approach (IACP), Rome
This workshop has been very helpful for me as a teacher and one that every teacher should experience.
– Jacqueline Hicks
I have known Barbara and Heather for a little while and I have been impressed with their work with kids through the Person Centered approach. I have been in the Kids Workshop and in the Q&A as well. I love the relationship of the person centered approach with the Navajo community. And also this is very important to create a way of relate with the kids through love, freedom, and unconditional positive regard.
– Laura Rivera
Thanks to these workshops we have been able to strengthen our work in child-centered psychotherapy and child-centered play therapy at Fundación Centro para la persona in Chia, Colombia and here in the United States through research.
Knowing the history of how Barbara and Heather had their school, under the principles of the person-centered approach, was a source of inspiration that has made us implement puppet play therapy and also learn more about Navajo philosophy and its relationship with other Colombian indigenous cultures such as the Chibchas and Muiscas.
We consider these workshops to be of vital importance in our professional practice and work with children.
– Ernesto Rivera-Gonzalez
This workshop is extremely interesting and very practical in the application of work with children.
It is possible that as adults we lose the natural curiosity and spontaneity of children, our minds become psycho-rigid and we expect children to behave like little adults. We demand that they follow increasingly strict rules and that they communicate in our own language, limiting their natural expression. We have much to learn from children, more than they from us.
For this reason, these workshops by Barbara and Heather reconnect us to our essence and allow us to recognize empathy, congruence and unconditional positive assessment in ourselves, as person-centered conditions, fundamental to establishing trust and relating correctly with children.
– Marisol Lopez Sanchez