Ohio Counseling Association

Event Details

Support and Expression: Relational Gestalt Practice with Children (no NBCC credit)

  • 07 Apr 2017
  • 1:00 PM
  • 08 Apr 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Gestalt Institute in Cleveland

Support and Expression: Relational Gestalt Practice with Children


       April 7-8, 2017


       Fri., 1:00pm-7:00pm

       Sat., 9:00am-5:00pm


          When children come into our offices we have the privilege of being with them as they are in their unique place and time in development. Most often, issues in the family or in their own lives cause the child to be alone with his or her lived experience of what it’s like to be in this context.

        In this workshop we will explore ways to work with children by supporting them to fully express what they hold in their bodies, keep as secrets, or act out in play with friends or in the family.


       Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe Gestalt Therapy with Children;
  • Discuss a Gestalt approach to child development;
  • Explore how children carry their lived experience in the context of the relational field;
  • Identify interventions to support children to express what they carry; and
  • Practice using these interventions.


        12.25 Contact hours



         Early Bird $220.50 (before March 24, 2017)

         Use Promo Code: SupportChildren2017


                Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

                 1588 Hazel Drive

                 Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Details and Registration (CLICK THE BLUE WORDS)


        Heidi Abrams, MSSA, LISW

       Heidi is a psychotherapist, artist, creative process facilitator, and Gestalt trainer residing in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She teaches Gestalt therapy and leads creative process groups in the US and abroad. In her work with individuals and groups she partners with her clients to unearth what lies deep within the soul. Heidi is currently a co-chair of The Gestalt Training Program, and a core faculty member of CATCO at GIC. Website: http://www.heidirabrams.com/

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